One table serves as both a sturdy and beautiful Indonesian mahogany dining table (or kitchen or coffee table!) and as a gorgeous game table! We also make matching chairs and storage benches.
A Manufacturer’s History
Clint has three generations of furniture business in his blood, and all three generations are from our neck of the woods in the foothills of Western North Carolina. His grandfather A. J. “Rabbit” Hardin gained upholstery experience during the furniture explosion in the post-World War II period, and decided to open a business with a friend in the 1940s: Suggs and Hardin. Clint’s father, Willard Black, began working for the family business and then opened his own company in the 1980s, Old Hickory Tannery, which is still going strong today. Clint served as Vice President for more than 10 years with his father’s company, and continues to help out with small projects there as needed.
Carolina Game Tables continues the family tradition, run by Jodi and Clint Black. You may also meet their daughters, Office Manager Sarah, or Customer Service Representative Maggie.
YES, that’s all of us! We are a small company.
The factory making our tables also makes furniture for other small businesses like ourselves–sort of like a “business incubator.” It is a professional furniture manufacture facility with the latest tools, and they will adapt and grow with us for as long as we need. This keeps our costs low and the prices of our tables low as well. Finally, shipping is arranged through a third party vendor. We manage your payments for shipping for your convenience and to get you a better rate.
Carolina Game Tables President Jodi Black runs a demo game of Savage Worlds on a Kitchen Game Table at ConCarolinas (Charlotte, NC). Jodi is also the COO and Managing Editor for Pinnacle Entertainment Group, publisher for Savage Worlds.
The Game Connection
Tables are not all we do: before Carolina Game Tables Clint and Jodi were mostly known for work in the game industry. Jodi is currently Pinnacle Entertainment Group COO. Clint is Savage Worlds Brand Manager and the Rules Guru for all of the amazing products we create at Pinnacle. Savage Worlds is an award-winning tabletop roleplaying game (we hope you’ve heard of it!) created by our good friend Shane Lacy Hensley. Check out PEG at www.peginc.com.
Kickstarter is awesome. We say this because 71 backers pledged $28,345 (almost 200% of our goal) in September 2015 to help start Carolina Game Tables with us. The folks at Kickstarter.com tell us we made history with this campaign, but I bet like most such things, the record for most raised per backer ($400) has been beaten by now. Check out our 2015 Kickstarter project.