I know this is big in my department and apparently it is spreading across the nation. The art of the custom firehouse kitchen table. While I am sure that this is something that has been around for a very long time, it is growing in popularity once again.
If you have a customized kitchen table in your firehouse, send me a pic and a little write up and I will post about it!
On a sidenote, Wall Shields is another decent idea for customizing your firehouse and showing off your company pride! maybe a Fire Critic Wall Shield in the future!!! (I have the logo, just let me know guys!)
The station I am working at is defining our design objectives for our table. This is not something that should be taken lightly, nor should it be rushed! Take your time and do it right!
Check out these great tables I have found on the net!
Indianapolis Fire Department Station 10 "Brightwood" From the website: (Click on the picture to go to their website) Station 10 has one of the nicest stations inside and out at IFD. The crews here donated their time, effort and money to completely repaint and remodel their large station house. However, maybe the most unique feature is the 10's dinner table. This gigantic table was made from an old bowling alley lane from Chicago. It was refinished and mounted on a unique ladder and diamond-plate base. The final touch is a hand painted and airbrushed flame logo for the Brightwood Brigade. Very sharp!!! (link)
Houston Fire Department Station 68. This table is extravagant. It features fire hydrants as legs (one painted by each shift). It also features the crews at the station for each shift at the time of the build. (link)
This Philly Firehouse Kitchen Table belongs to Engine 20, Ladder 23, and Medic 1 "The House of Dragons" (link)
This firehouse kitchen table belongs to FDNY Rescue 1. (link)
Arlington (VA) County Fire Station 1. This firehouse kitchen table was built by Wall Shields Co.: New to Wall Shields Co. is our Fire House Furnishings line, here is a custom table for Station 1 in Arlington County. It features a sturdy 4x4 frame, inlaid glass tile 1, the station and department patch and topped with a 1/8" of crystal clear epoxy. (link) Check out more of what Wall Shields can do here (Wall Shields Co. web site)
Be sure to send in your photo/info on your firehouse kitchen table to firstname.lastname@example.org!