Testimonials

I had promised to send you a picture of our wonderful table with lazy Susan in our 1820’s summer kitchen. We adore our table and it is admired by all who sit around it. Thanks!

Round old pine table with matching lazy susan

Round old pine table with matching lazy susan

Laurie M.,  Virginia

 

Our 84″ Round pedestal table goes live with Katie Couric on National Geographic Channel!Katie Courik Live

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“Jane, table  arrived a little after 10a. Josh and his assistant were very helpful for taking it up and assembling it.We are still working on the set and lighting- those are crew stand-ins to adjust the lighting.  

The table is amazing and works perfectly.  NatGeo and Katie’s team both love the table and we mentioned your company.  The live streaming will air on the Facebook Natgeo webpage at around 11p, after the documentary airs on the tv channel.

Kwesi Collisson, Producer

Our table and chairs in customers home. Photographed for Houzz

Our table and chairs in customers home. Photographed for Houzz

Hope you enjoy seeing your beautiful table and chairs!  We love them.   Thanks,      

 Alison

“We received our table/chairs/benches today…just beautiful…we are very happy with them…thanks to you and the craftsmen who made them.   Our furniture at its new home on Chesapeake Bay…note the yellow lab “Scout” on picnic table on screen porch…haha”

Its a dog's life!!

Its a dog’s life!!

Hi Barb and Jane,

Chairs arrived this morning and they are perfect.  Attached are some pictures but the morning light is so bright that I can’t get shots that show the color coordination between the chairs and the table.  Did my best.  What the pictures miss is that the driftwood shade pulls out  the splattered blue color in the table so the chairs really complement the table.  The chair size is perfect as well. 

Thank you so much for the outstanding craftsmanship and customer service. Also, the young men that delivered the chairs couldn’t have been nicer and were very personable and conscientious.  

Thanks! 

Norma

Sweedish Ladderback Chairs

Sweedish Ladderback Chairs

Hi Jane,

They just delivered our table and we are thrilled! It is beautiful and fits the space perfectly. I’m sending these quick shots but will send better pictures once we get the window seat cushion and pillows made.Thanks again! The entire process was so enjoyable and effortless and we got exactly what we wanted!

Take care,David and Julie Van Scott  

Large round drop leaf farm table

Large round drop leaf farm table

I am in love….with my new kitchen table!! I cannot say enough about the entire process with Jodi and everyone at ecustomfinishes!!

I had lived with my old table for 15 years and although beautiful, it never felt quite right to me. I explained my vision to Jodi over the phone and she completely understood what I was looking for. I have to say, I was a bit nervous ordering such an important piece of furniture sight unseen. I had being doing research on what I wanted for such a long period of time, I was hesitant to actually pull the plug. But I have to say, just a phone conversation with Jodi put me at ease and I had complete trust in her from the get-go. Although over an hour away, she recommended that I make the trip up to see them and really get a sense of what they did and what I had for options. She took so much time with me, was extremely patient and I felt even more comfortable with my decision when I left. Jodi truly treated this piece as if it was her own and the result showed it!! It is EXACTLY what I had hoped for and I couldn’t be happier! Thank you so much Jodi, Barb and Jane for making my family a table that we will enjoy for many years to come!

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I would highly recommend ecustomfinishes! Not only for quality of product, but the best customer service I have ever experienced!!

Thanks again for everything!!

Stacey Troiano

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“The table arrived a week ago and it’s so beautiful. My clients are soooo happy with it. They love being able to have the table on the side and pull it out when they have company. The black hinges were a good choice. The finish and color were also so beautiful. It’s exactly what I wanted. We love it. When I stage it and complete the design I’ll send you a photo. Thanks for all your help and the whole transaction went so smoothly. Wish all my orders were like this, lol. Thanks to everyone,”

Reclaimed Oak drop leaf table with turned leg

Reclaimed Oak drop leaf table with turned leg

Addy ? ,   California

The table was delivered this morning, it’s great, just what we were looking for. This is the type table that you should crawl under during a hurricane, God forbid.  Construction is out of this world, the finish is perfect.  You folks did a great job, worth every penny.  The folks from TLC Delivery were super, polite, courteous, knowledgeable and cooperative.  I’m sure that when I run into folks interested in tables of this type, Lake & Mountain will be my advise. Once again, Thanks for your performance in the provision of the table.

Paul A.

NY

      lake and mountainhome

Hi Jane,

It was my plan to email you first thing this morning, but work and meetings got in the way — so, finally, now I can write. We want you to know that we are absolutely thrilled with the table, chairs and cabinet that arrived yesterday!!  The workmanship, the wood, and the design features are all so beautiful and elegant.  We are so proud to have them in our home.  Once we have figured out how to get the old table out of the dining room (our mechanical engineer brother-in-law will be involved in that step) and a picture re-hung above the new cabinet, we will send pictures.

Jane, again, you were really terrific to work with, and from start-to-finish our work with you has been such a pleasure (and that’s going back to the creation of our perfect  kitchen table/island last winter).  Thank you so very much, to you and to your team.  I don’t know of any more furniture requirements we have right now, but you will be first on the list when we do, and we’ve already given out your name several times, and expect to do much more of that.

Charlie and Sally W.

Massachusetts

Hello Jane-  We absolutely love the dining room table.  I want to tell you how great it was working with you and your team.  You were so patient and very helpful throughout the entire custom process.  I have already recommended you to another client.  I would be happy to recommend or review your company if you ever need! Thank you again. Sarah V. Design,  NYC

   

CAN YOU GUESS WHICH IS OUR TABLE??!

Camera ready to Roll!

Camera ready to Roll!   Set completed on Sept. 7, 2014

[Going on set of the Merideth Vierra show debuting Sept. 8th!! ]  / Projected set design “Will send out a pic as soon as set is done.   Still working on it….   Everyone LOVES your table!~!!!!!!”

M. Vierra Set

Jim G.  Art Director      30 Rockefeller Plaza 7W          New York NY 10012     Please extend my sincerest “THANKS” to all who were involved with this table.  I have no doubt many new memories will be created seated around it, as we are every reminded of FAMILY when gazing upon it. A SPECIAL “THANK YOU” to Dave for his wonderful carvings.  His details make our table the Family gathering place I had hoped for……… Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Barbara and Frank  ,  NJ     Hi Jane, Just wanted to let you know that the table is here and I LOVE IT!  Fits perfectly! Thank you so much for your help! Best, Clara, Westport, Ct     Hi Jane, It is stunning. Thank you!!!!! Cheryl c. coffee table   Hi Jane, We wanted to say our kitchen table, chairs and desk arrived today.  WOW!!  The quality of each piece is just beyond words — they are unbelievably gorgeous.  The type of furniture that your talented craftsmen create is exactly what we desired to complete our new addition.  We are so happy that we discovered your store. Jenn helped us with our purchase and she made our experience enjoyable.  It was a pleasure working with her.  We enjoyed her warm friendly personality and her knowledge about the furniture.  Her suggestions were very helpful along the way as we made our decisions. Your furniture sells itself because it is a work of art.  However, as a consumer it is a delight to have a competent friendly sales person greet you at the door.   Sincerely, Rick and Roxanne M.   The table is absolutely stunning and we are in love with it….so much so that we want to order another table for our kitchen!” Rachel M. Fall, 2013 New JerseyCountry Living Mag. Sept. 2013 ECustomFinishes Cover Pink


Sorry it has been a few months, but I wanted you to know that we are very pleased with the table. We get nothing but rave reviews about it from everyone. We may be in the market for more, but we lost the original website info. Could you forward it to me.   Thanks, Bob V. Fall 2013

 


Hi Jane and Barb, Voila! We all just love our new table and put it to the test this past weekend with eleven sitting around it having dinner. As I said when it was delivered, “It is so graceful for a table this size,” so kudos to the artisans who made it and my thanks to you both.   Nancy L. Summer, 2013

 


Hi Jane, The table is beautiful. Please go ahead and charge me for the balance. I appreciate the information on cleaning the table. I need to make sure that all my staff is aware of this! I know it was a stressful process, but you did produce a gorgeous table and it is to my specifications!! The boys have been enjoying the bench and sitting on it to their pleasure (my husband says we should have gotten two, maybe down the road!). Now that the littlest child can sit at the table, it will be a perfect time to start a family dinner tradition. The table is a big part of it, and everyone is excited! Thank you for all your hard work. Sheena S. Summer 2013

 


Just wanted to let you know that we’ve received the dining table and we are absolutely in love with it! Thank you for a great shopping experience. I’m sure we will enjoy this table for many years to come. Best,   Tomomi L. Spring, 2013 NJ

 


Hi Jane and Barb,   Just want you to know that the furniture looks BEAUTIFUL in our living room… we are very happy w/ the pieces. Thank you! And we can’t wait to see the other two pieces… Thanks Again,   Chris P. Spring 2013 Mass.

 


Hi Barb,   The huntboard arrived last night, safe and sound- and fantastic! It is wonderful. In my most nit-picky mood I couldn’t find a fault: this is a rare example of something being even better than it looked online (and you can imagine the grief I got for buying furniture off the internet, from a unfamiliar company, without even seeing it).   The corners are just the way I like them. The drawers are open and close smoothly: tight enough that they don’t wobble, but loose enough that they glide open.   The wood is beautifully finished, and cuts the difference between highly polished formal and rustic farmhouse furniture perfectly. It does in fact look like something that has been around for a while- in a good way.   Thanks for exceeding my expectations!   Kate C. Washington, DC Winter 2013

 


Hello Jane,   It took a little while to receive my photos, but I wanted to pass along the finished design for the Sanchez dining room. The family is so happy with their table and it looks beautiful in the room! I look forward to working with you again in the future. Happy New Year and I wish you a prosperous 2013!   All the best,   Diana Kennedy Interiors Mass. Winter 2013

 


Hi Jane,   Not sure if you remember us or not – last year at this time you were putting the final touches on our island. We’re the ones you did the pumpkin colored island for! It’s great and we love it!   Friends of ours are in the midst of making their own and would like to know what you used to seal the top of the island. If you could so kindly let us know that would be greatly appreciated.   Hope all is well!   Thanks!   Kenny & Pam C. Winter 2013 Massachusetts

 


Janey & Barb,   Bryan and his helper came while I was here with my carpenter Mattie. Right away Brian said the desk wouldn’t go through the up stairs office door. He then remeasured the desk and window and said it couldn’t fit through the window! The desk was then placed on it’s side in the garage. Mattie, like a surgeon took off all the feet and labeled them. Next, with all 4 of us helping, the crank out window was removed on the 2nd floor. The desk was then placed on the back of Bryan’s truck lift and raised about 5 feet. A ladder was then blanketed with a movers blanket and all 4 of us pushed the desk onto blanketed staging Bryan set up on top of his truck. Once the desk reached the top of the truck it was then pushed up another ladder to the window opening. The desk was gently slid through the window opening with a n 1/8th inch to spare on both sides! Not 1 scratch occurred during the whole process! Lastly, the feet were screwed and glued back on! The book shelf was a piece of cake. I just want to thank you for a an excellent job well done! The process was a long journey but I’m here to tell you it was worth it! Karen, will send some photo’s. Yep, GRAND SLAM!   Billy & Karen G. Carlisle, Ma Fall 2012

 


Hi Barb, All my goodies were just delivered!! I LOVE THEM!!! We are hoping to stay home and put the counter top on this weekend. What kind of sealer do I need after I cut my sink hole? Can I get it at Home Depot or Lowes? I’ll send photos when its done!!   Kimberly Gormley Waterville, Washington Summer 2012 Barb/Jane

 


I just wanted to write and let you know how very pleased we are with our new table and chairs. They arrived in perfect condition. They are even more beautiful than we expected! I can’t believe how solid they are. The attention to detail and quality craftsmanship is evident in every piece. We look forward to recommending your custom work to everyone we know. Thank you!   Regards,   G. Harmon Florida Summer 2012 Thank you Barb.

 


FYI, over the last 8 months during our major home renovation, I’ve done business with dozens of companies. Now that the end is near, I must say Lake and Mountain Home ranks up there in my top 3 for customer service. I’m sure when we see the table, we will be equally pleased with the quality and workmanship that used to be identified in the phrase “MADE IN AMERICA”!   I’ll provide you with additional feedback after table is delivered. I am hoping to bring this message, our home and your table to the attention of the folks at Southern Living! Many thanks,   Cheryl Spring 2012 Louisianna

 


Barb- The table arrived on schedule and it is beautiful. A terrific piece of work. Thanks, Morris   Spring 2012 Massachusetts

 


Hi Jane, We absolutely love, love our dining set. Thank you so much for a beautiful job!! Can you send me a receipt for the balance? Forgot to ask when we picked it up. Have a wonderful summer and enjoy your time off and the wedding.   Kathleen C. Spring 2012 California (and Maine) Spring 2012

 


Hi Barb:   Just to let you know the chairs arrived safe and sound. They look great. Thanks for your help with everything. Best wishes   Mike

 

Houston, Texas Family blog about one of our tables! Testimonial below. See link for photos and more about this wonderful family. http://the-churches.blogspot.com/2012/05/heirloom-table_08.html   It’s About A Vision May 2012

 


It’s the hub of our family. It’s where we meet at least three times a day. New ideas are discussed and old ones rehashed. It’s covered with homeschool books, math manipulatives, science projects, and greasy finger prints. It’s our dining table.   So what’s the big deal about a dining table? Well, nothing unless the family has out grown it. We started with an antique game table. It was 3’ by 3’ with two 1’ breadboard extensions and four massively thick table legs that were always in the way when we tried to use the six chairs. So with our growing family, we needed a bigger table. We knew more about what we didn’t want than what we did.   Then there was my vision. I grew up with a holiday table overflowing with at least four generations of relatives. Most of those people are gone now, and the family has dwindled. Alan’s side of the family is also scant. To complicate things, we live far away from the rest of our families. When we started our family, I had a vision of a huge holiday table overflowing with our children, their spouses, and their children. Our family table wasn’t big enough for our everyday use, much less my vision.   So began the search. After much looking through stores and on the internet, we finally came to the conclusion that we’d have to have a table custom made. We wanted it to be rustic enough for everyday use and yet nice enough to be dressed up; just the right size for meals and homeschooling, with extensions for years down the line when we welcome sons- and daughters-in-laws. The table legs could not be in the way, and the chairs had to be comfortable so people would want to linger and talk or play games in front of the fireplace.   Finally we found the perfect source for our table and chairs. We talked with Jane from Lake&Mountainhome, a company out of Massachusetts. Jane listened to our needs and concerns and talked with us about our ideas. She patiently made suggestions and then waited for us to make decisions. We selected a trestle table made from thick slabs of reclaimed oak barn wood, and we specified the degree of smoothness and a brown cherry finish. We asked that it be 7’ long and 42” wide with two 18” breadboard extensions. We added 12 fan-back chairs in a matching finish. Then we settled in to wait while Jane and her staff went to work. Two and a half months later the crate arrived. After days of rearranging furniture, unpacking boxes, and everyone helping put the table together, it was finally in place and it’s perfect! Part of a vision fulfilled. Just in time for our first holiday meal…Easter! A celebration of new beginnings. Some of our family use the chairs, others require booster seats, and still others are in highchairs, or, my favorite, Daddy’s lap. One day the vision will be complete; the extensions will be on and all the chairs will be filled. Who knows, we may still need that antique game table for an overflow table. It’s a table on which we can make new traditions and celebrate old ones. A table to grow on and with.   Melanie’s Family Blog Spring 2012 North Dakota

 


Dear Jane, my sincere apologies for sending this about a year & 1/2 later than I should have. But – I didnt forget. Im loving our table. Thank you for your beautiful work.   Sincerely, Corinna T.   Spring 2012

 


Hello Jane, Just wanted to e-mail you quick… I had to let you and your crew how HAPPY I am with my beautiful table ! It is just what I have always wanted, you all should be proud of your workmanship ! Thank you so much again !   Doreen & Jerry Walsh From Norfolk, Ma. Spring 2012

 


Hi Jane,   Hooray! We hired someone with a drill to put the screws in yesterday. Table looks great. We did find all the A’s and the B’s and they were mixed up but all is well now. Thank you so much for all you did to make this work out! You have been wonderful and kind and gracious.   And now….that we have the table and the finish is perfect I found your email of October 2010 (see below and attached photo). Are the chairs still available? Are they unfinished so that they could be finished to match the table?   If the chairs are available could you send me the dimensions of both the arm chair and the side chair including height, width, depth, seat height and height of the arm (on the arm chair)? And also the cost of each?   We would be interested in 12 chairs I think. Hope you are staying warm and enjoying the last days of January.   Best, Martha Villanova, Pa.

 


We have now had a dining room table and four stools constructed by you and are so pleased that we thought we would ask about a third piece of furniture. My husband and I found something on line that is virtually perfect for the space and purpose we need it for. We would love to hear whether or not you could make something similar – not exact – and if we gave you a better idea of exactly what we wanted, how much it would cost. We would much prefer to buy it from you.   The link to the piece is below. Nantucket , Ma Spring 2012

 


Jane, the entire kitchen and especially the workstation was a hit! I predict at least 1 of my sisters is going to be calling on you in the near future. And, I think also she is planning on a new addition with larger kitchen/dining room too! And, when my other sis n law sees it; she too will do the same. Although, she has a new kitchen. She is gonna want a custom made piece. I appreciate your product, professionalism and concern for my need. Sincerely, Shannon Lurkins.   Chicago, Il Spring, 2012

 

Hi Jane and Barb,   We got the table home and in the dining room and we love it! Jane, you were right – seeing it in the light at home made a huge difference.   Massachussetts Spring 2012

 


Hi Jane,   Thanks for the great table! We would like to order another one – same size with trestle base but this time not rustic (golden brown color). How much would that cost us?   Best,   Heather Western Ma. Spring, 2012

 


Jane,   I was totally speechless when the table was delivered!!!! It is everything I wanted and more. Thank you for all your help. I’ve never seen such a beautiful piece of furniture!!   ~Michelle Spring, 2012 Pennsylvania

 


The tables and chairs arrived today (2/10/11) and they are fantastic!!! Can’t say enough about the trestle table. It’s just what my wife and I wanted… It has been a pleasure dealing with you, and I will try to emulate your service at my own business.   I want to briefly mention a minor hiccup with the installation. The gentlemen sent to deliver and assemble the table mistakenly used one of the 2 1/2″ screws (for trestle mount) to attach the support base to the tabletop and in doing so screwed up and through the tabletop driving a hole through and very small fragment/splinter from the table face. I recognized it and the gentlemen backed the screw out and replaced it with the correct 1 3/4″ screw from your installation plans. I actually think it adds to the story behind this table and in no way diminishes from the charm of this “rustic farm table” I have not contacted John as I am overall very happy your product and service; but mention this so that the different sized screws for installation may be clearly separated for their individual purpose at installation (if they’re not already….).   I want to thank you again for everything and I will certainly keep you in mind with my future decorating plans…. M.Duffy New Suffolk, NY

 

Chris and I want you to know that the table exceeds our expectations. We are so pleased. When I used that exact quote of exceeding my expectations to my mother she said “Megan nothing ever exceeds your expectations.” So that should tell you how much we love it.   The movers were fantastic, thank you for recommending them. I will send picture separately, but it’s hard to see with the sun in the background.   Thank you again we could not be happier.   Take care, Megan Hopkinton, Ma.

 


Jane thanks we received the chair today, unfortunately it arrived at my office and not the clients residence oh well. My guess is that the shipping aspect of the business is a pain in the neck. Pleased as punch with the chair and the quality of your work.   Merry Christmas   Nora Mississippi

 


We love the table! We certainly “feel” the history of the wood. All of the effort you and your team put into creating such a beautiful piece is certainly worth it! Love, love, love the table. it is so perfect. your delivery guys were wonderful and we tipped them in homemade cookies. Think it took them by surprise. thank you so much. don’t be surprised if you hear from our neighbor, he LOVED the table, too. thank you so much.     – Lisa Sharp Borger

 


Hi Chris,   Just wanted to let you know that we found your place easily; we picked up the bench, locked up and put the key back on the window sill. I love the bench and it looks even better in my entry that I had thought it would.   Thanks so much! – Melanie

 


Dear Chris,   It’s here! And I love it. It’s color is the perfect match for my Syrian antique chest and ALL the elements you helped me resolve: oak vs pine, wide plansk, breadboard ends, especially the legs, just have it fit in that space like it’s meant to be. The extensions are so beautifully executed…the craftsmanship of all of it are beautifully detailed. Who’d have thought I’d have found my table on line. Without your help it wouldn’t have happened.   Jill Collier Indyk East Hampton Long Island – Jill Collier

 

Hi Chris, Just wanted to let you know that we found your place easily; we picked up the bench, locked up and put the key back on the window sill. I love the bench and it looks even better in my entry that I had thought it would.   Thanks so much! – Melanie

 


Dear Chris,   I just wanted to drop you a note to tell you how beautiful the table and chairs are! The table is gorgeous, and is the perfect size for the kitchen. The chairs came out beautifully as well. Jim, Jamie and I are all delighted. We’re thinking that, at some point, we might want to order a couple of extra side chairs. Do you keep the information on file about the rub through color, so we could order those in, say, a year?   Thanks again!   You all did a great job, and I am very pleased. Best,   Kathy, Weston Ma – Kathryn Spier

 


Hi Chris,   I did get my table yesterday, and it is beautiful!! It’s exactly what it wanted. Thank you so much!   Noel B. Bell Canyon, California -Noel

 


Norm and I appreciated the time that you gave us in showing the “Lake and Mountain Home” products. The various styles of servers that we were interested in were outstanding along with the highest quality of workmanship.   -Ann Marshall

 


Chris,   We love the table and have rec’d several compliments. Thanks so much for all of your help! – Amy K.   Yes, they did come on Monday afternoon, about 3 pm. They are gorgeous and brighten up our kitchen just perfectly.   Many thanks, – Phil, NJ

 


Yes! It looks great! Thanks so much! It was wrapped perfectly and it was delivered on Tuesday afternoon. Thanks again for all of the effort that all of you put into this!   -Debbie B.

 

I finally got around to taking some photos of the table and chairs. We are really enjoying them. They look so nice and they are very functional. Thanks again for all your help and for getting them done before Christmas! I will look you up again when we are ready to furnish a few more pieces in our basement.   Thanks again! – Sue C

 

THE TABLE CAME TODAY AND WE HAVE HOMESCHOOLED AND ATE DINNER ON IT..ITS FABULOUSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS..THANKYOU ONCE AGAIN FOR A BEAUTIFUL FAMILY HEIRLOOM!   – Linda, Washington State

 


Hi Chris, We Love the chairs. We celebrated last night with champagne!! Her are some photos!! – Tish M. , Northern Maine I LOVE the table and chairs! The table is perfect size and the chairs have perfect seating. And THANK YOU forspeeding up the order. It arrived just in time for the wedding anniversary. We have been enjoying the table with our whole family and family from overseas.   They love it too!   Suzanne Winchester, MA

 

The table is absolutely stunning. John keeps saying “I am marveling at the transformation”. We had a lovely dinner for two last night, have the Brady Bunch on Thursday, and now we have ABC News film makers coming for dinner next Friday. The timing couldn’t be better and we are so pleased. Pictures forthcoming 🙂   Ann Amherst, Ma. Aspergian Appreciator

 


The table is even more beautiful than in the photos you sent. The wood top (2″) was the right depth, the wood pieces and finish are incredible. It fits perfectly! And everyone who sees it raves over it.   Thank you again for all your advice and guidance. We are already looking forward to our first meal on it.   Best,   Andrea Booth Bayharbor, NJ

 


It’s gorgeous. Love it! Check out the pic. Delivery was a nightmare though. Took the shipping company FOUR attempts to get it to me. Worth it though! I’ll be in touch when I get around to the dining room. 🙂   Thanks for all your help! Liza, Washington DC

 

Hi Jane,   The table is in and I love it! It is just perfect! Anything I need to know in terms of care? What not to place on it 🙂 what to clean it down with? Thanks again for all of your help! Sarah   It looks beautiful!! The weather was so nice we ended up eating outdoors most of the weekend ” but we are looking forward to many happy meals around it! Thank you so much and I will be sure to refer friends and family your way! All the best for a wonderful summer!   Lynne Cape Cod, Ma.

 


The bench has arrived and was a hit. Thanks for all of your help Jane. Great work.   Best,   Drew, NJ

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