What happens when a young, hip couple take to designing their own table? Well, this is what happens! Total awesomeness. It’s traditional meets chic. Even the way they composed this still-life photo, it looks like it’s right off the pages of a magazine.
As for the technical info., the base consists of a 3.5″, 2-sided taper leg painted a deep cobalt blue and then distressed. The top is put together with three 5/4″ think boards (the center plank was about 16″ wide) stained a deep chestnut brown with just the right amount of distressing, or as we like to refer to as “refined rustic”.
Thanksgiving has traditionally been one of our busiest seasons, so this year we decided to add a new staff member…Roscoe, the Beagle. His resume includes a short stint as a hunting dog, which he must have failed miserably at since before he came to us, he spent a bit of time in a kill shelter down in North Carolina. As he is still in training, we will need to keep him on a short lease until he learns the ropes.Happy to report, so far, so good.
Hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
As we head into this 4th of July weekend, we are reminded about the history of our country, specifically here in New England. We happen to love the Colonial time period and one of our most favorite places to visit is Colonial Williamsburg. We even use some of the same techniques to make our tables as they used way back then. So, what better table to share with you this time but a true New England-style farm table….
Ready for Delivery
Here she is all finished and getting ready to be wrapped for delivery. This is always exciting for us because we have spent so much time on every detail and it’s so nice to see it all come together. What makes this table even more special is that this wood came from a hay barn near Durham, CT and as soon as we saw the boards, we knew we had the perfect customer for them. We were able to get three large boards making this table 36” X 85″. A perfect size for empty-nesters or family gatherings.
The color of the base was chosen by our customer who found a Benjamin Moore color that she really liked. We took that color and made a series of color samples. OK, so that doesn’t sound all that remarkable, but she designed their table while working in Indonesia, making this table our first international sale!!!
And here it is, a table designed by a customer in Jakarta, delivered to their summer home in the quintessential New England town of Williamstown, MA…a mere 11 time zones away! The table appears to have always been here,.don’t you think? It fits perfectly against the backdrop of wide plank flooring, paired with these antique spoke back chairs, in a home and town that dates back to an earlier time. In short, timeless.
And here is a close-up of the live edge on the table top and the soft distressing on the apron and the turned legs.
Happy 4th of July!!
The saw marks….
the beauty of the grain…
the live edges…
the rustic plank leg bench with a “v” notch….
Rustic charm that is young and hip…Which reminds us, it’s time to cut the grass.
Every time we make a table, it becomes our new favorite. So, as you probably already guessed, this is the new favorite. The warm brown of the pine planks, the black painted and distressed turned legs and the Windsor chairs…what more can we say?!
Check out the beautiful knots, the twists and turns of the grain, the saw marks and worm holes, all working together to tell a story, as if these planks had been together for a 100 years.So, until the next table, this is our new favorite.
Here’s a good example of painted finishes on our rustic farm table. The turned legs and apron were painted a soft buttercream, lightly distressed and then glazed with a warm brown. The chairs were painted with the same buttercream and then finished with some simple distressing. Both are ready for life’s little bumps and dings, otherwise known as a “natural” distressing.
Spring has (uh, finally) sprung. And with spring comes daffodils, crocuses, farm tables and benches! Seriously, but what better way to shake off those winter blues than to enjoy the beauty of a custom, hand made farm table of your own? This one sprouted from planks of kiln dried pine, and in keeping with our rustic appeal, it is complete with natural distressing, worm holes saw marks and a live edge on the bench.
The warm brown top contrasts nicely with the black painted base and turned legs, lightly distressed on all the high points. And the plank leg bench is a traditional design that never goes out of style.
Drum Roll, Please
And if there was music on this blog, you would hear angels singing as you scroll down to this last photo. Check out the lighting, which was totally accidental b-t-w, further solidifying the arrival of happiness. Shortly after these pictures were taken, this table was delivered, placed in its new home, ready to be used and enjoyed for many, many years to come.