As we reflect back on our opening week, we’ve received endless positive feedback from diners and the community in general, and we can’t thank you enough for that. One thing people have really loved (aside from our always-crowd-pleasing Chicken and What? dish) is the interior and overall atmosphere of CRAFTkitchen. We’re so glad to hear this, as we worked so hard on bringing the space the life and making it a warm and welcoming setting for guests. One of our favorite aspects of the interior happens to be our custom-made tables. Today, then, we wanted to share with you a little bit about the CRAFTsman (pun totally intended) behind these beauties. 

We were introduced to Alex Evans, a miracle worker when it comes to all-things wood, through a mutual friend. As soon as we saw Alex’s work, we knew we wanted him to craft our dining tables. He used a mixture of Pine and Douglas Fir (with other similar woods sprinkled in) to create beautiful, unmistakable dark-wood tops for our dining tables and private dining room table, finishing them off with the CRAFTkitchen logo for an added creative touch.

When all was said and done, Alex created 23 table tops and one 12-foot long private dining room table for us. Against the more industrial elements of the restaurant (like our cement flooring and black-and-white color scheme), the dark wood really warms up the space and adds the perfect custom-touch we were looking for.

In the dining room, Alex’s hand-crafted (and massive) table is such a statement piece–and we can’t wait to host families and groups as they celebrate special moments gathered around what truly is such work of art.

There is nothing we love more than supporting and celebrating local artists and their work, and we are so glad we get to come to work everyday knowing that we have created a space that–from the coffee to tables–is for Vegas, by Vegas. You can view more of Alex’s beautiful work on his Instagram Account or email him to request a custom order.