Some of our most blush-worthy reviews:



Posted by Irene on Nov 25th 2017

Exactly what I wanted, easy to assemble. So glad I sprung for this kit. After spending about $10 on knotty pine for the top, I consider this a bargain for a coffee table that I love.


I love it!

Posted by Christine on Nov 6th 2017

I absolutely love my new coffee table. The pipes look great, and the brass tees add just the right touch of fancy


Custom chairs

Posted by Ed on Sep 20th 2017

The chairs turned out great! Jethro worked with me patiently to design the chairs to my liking. Pipes looked great when they arrived. A little elbow grease is needed to screw the joints together in the proper angles; 
electrical tape on the threads is a must to align properly. I used pre-made edge glued 16" rounds pine for the seats and cut edge glued pine for the backs. I looked into purchasing the pipes no joints at the local HW store, but after seeing the condition of the pipes, realized it would take me weeks to clean, sand, and paint them. These came ready to put together. Couldn't be more pleased with Jethro's work and service.


Perfect for our table

Posted by Tim L on Sep 12th 2017

We absolutely love our table. Working with Jethro was straightforward, simple, and he delivered everything directly to our house. Assembly was also a piece of cake. No issues at all. We were a bit nervous about building our own surface for the table, but after some initial pointers from Jethro, putting the top together was much easier than we expected and we actually enjoyed the process. Many friends, family and neighbors have been shocked that we actually made it ourselves. Everyone assumes we spent $1500 or more at Restoration Hardware.

At some point soon we'll be contacting Jethro again to do another complementary end table.


The Locker's DIY Coffee Table Kit

Posted by Sherri on Sep 3rd 2017

I am thrilled with the coffee table kit! The quality of the parts was outstanding and it was very easy to assemble. It did take a while to receive it, but I was informed that it would be several weeks to complete due to a large order that had to be fulfilled before they could get to my order. Also, there were a couple of parts missing from the order, but Jethro responded within hours and had them shipped overnight to make it right. Great guy to work with. I would highly recommend Blackfriars!


Locker Table Base

Posted by Carlyn on Jun 14th 2017

The table base pieces I ordered were beautiful. It is so nice to not deal with the black stuff and grease that usually comes on these metal pipes. Slight delay to process the order, but they shipped very quickly. Ordering from here was definitely worth the cost, rather than purchasing on my own, cleaning and painting. I would order again for my future projects!


Custom Table

Posted by Mike R on Jun 11th 2017

Great communication back and forth working out a design! I would definitely recommend Jethro to anyone looking for this type of look!



Posted by Brandon on Apr 3rd 2017

How convenient to receive all the correct lengths of pipe and fittings in the mail. The pipe is clean, and the black coating looks great. Thanks!