How many times have you flipped through the pages of your favorite Country magazine and have stopped to gaze at the beautiful farm table shown on that page. The iconic farm table our Grandparents grew up with is now one of the most popular pieces of furniture in any Country, Early American, or Colonial themed home. I even have built some for modern homes in New York City.
“Harvest tables,” common features of 19th-century cellars, were typically used for sorting produce. Built by farmers for their own homes — from inexpensive, readily available wood — these pieces are now valued for their sturdy construction and aged patina. This painted pine-and-poplar model from the early 1800s, for example, recently fetched $1,692 at Garth’s Americana Auction in Delaware, Ohio.
These tables fit in any decor. They blend perfectly with our Windsor Chairs or a mis-mash of various styles of country chairs.
If you were to do a google search you would find hundreds of people making and selling farm tables. But be aware, not all tables are the same. So do your homework. Price is not everything, so be sure to compare apples to apples.
So let me tell you a bit about the farm tables we sell here at the Good Old Days Country Shop. You can order your table in any length. We quote a price on the website for a 66″ long table but if you want it longer, just add $100 for every foot longer. You can get your table in a variety of styles including the typical turned leg farm table, the tapered leg farm table, or a queen-anne leg farm table. We also offer a tavern table style that you may be interested in. Whatever style you are looking for, know that this table is made with quality materials and workmanship. A complete description is given for each table. You can get your table in either a quality hardwood top such as cherry, maple, walnut, or even tiger maple. A tiger maple farm table is such a striking piece of furniture.
Your table is built in their shop, by their own hands. If you choose a table top that is either the scrub top, or a stained poplar, it will be jack planed which gives it that texture of a 100 year old farm table. Their finish is superb, unlike any others. Once your table is completed, it will be disassembled and boxed up for shipping. This will require you to bolt the legs back on to the base. This small procedure will save hundreds in shipping costs.
Our tables are made by Lawrence Crouse Workshops in Kearneysville, West Virginia. This is a family owned business that has started with Larry and passed down to his son Abe. I urge you to watch the video that describes their business.
If there is something you would like in your table that you do not see offered, please reach out to us, as we can easily create a custom table just for you.