Live edge Reclaimed Lumber

Live edge Reclaimed Lumber

If you’ve been following along in our posts, you’ve heard about the 100-year-old cabin we reclaimed back in the summer of 2020. We have been able to create some really unique, one-of-a-kind, custom-made tables with the lumber. However, we did set some wood aside, and have a few pieces that haven’t been claimed yet, just in time for the holidays! Because we started with whole logs reclaimed from the cabin, this gave us an opportunity to leave the live edge on the boards that we milled. In the 20 years, I have been building furniture out of reclaimed wood, I have never seen this done. Normally the lumber cut for a barn or farmhouse is cut on all four sides, squared up so to speak. I think the live edge and the reclaimed wood go together so well, and just love the pieces we were able to make! The first table is a live edge reclaimed wormy chestnut top on a cast iron base. This is our NY table base, and it is a reproduction of the old metal bases that were used in factories as work tables. We have found originals over the years and made some great tables, but they were all 36″ tall, built for standing work. These reproductions set the table at 30″, which is the standard dining table height. The size is 72″x36″ and is available for $3,000. The second table is actually an UpLift standing desk, we have built several of these in the last year or two. They have become very popular for at work and in-home offices. There are many variations of this type of desk on the market, but they are definitely not all built the same. The UpLift standing desk bases are the best quality we think, and very sturdy. This one has a reclaimed oak top, 46”x32”, and the base is a graphite grey. It expands from 24” to 50” and is available for $2,000.  The final piece is another cast iron base, but this time it is a coffee table! We love these mini versions and this style would work great in a variety of settings, from the living room to the man cave! 😉 The top is reclaimed oak, size is 48″x22″, 19″ tall and is $1,200.  If you are interested in purchasing one of these one-of-a-kind tables, please message, email or give us a call today! 828-773-0769

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

As we gather with family this Thanksgiving, I am proud to share this post that started one year ago with a photo which was emailed to me… This photo was of a build site and some trees kept from the clearing of the land. Our client, Josh, did not want these logs to be wasted. Rather, he wanted them to be reclaimed into something extra special, that this family could enjoy for a lifetime. So, he contacted us and we agreed to make his vision a reality. Josh was very involved in the project, and together we came up with a game plan. With our guidance, he hired someone with a portable sawmill to cut the logs into boards on-site, and then properly stack them in a friend’s barn. They air-dried there until late summer. We picked up the load and proceeded to finish off the drying process in our wood kiln in Sparta. This was a lengthy process, but we knew it would pay off as we started to build the furniture from these sentimental pieces of wood! The CFT team did an amazing job of choosing the best boards for each project, carefully milling them to get the most use out of the wood we were given. It was not easy, and took several weeks, but we knew our efforts to create something beautiful would pay off! And they sure did! I am so happy with how this 12′ dining table, complete with matching benches & chairs turned out. We also built a custom-made homeschool desk for their kids to work at, which we think is great!! We delivered to Josh’s new house last week and I know his family will be enjoying the dining set as they gather around for the holidays this year, and many years to come. We were so blessed to be chosen for this special job, and are thankful for all our amazing clients who allow us to use our creativity and imagination on a daily basis! As you gather around this year, we hope you can enjoy time with family and friends. Be thankful for what you have been given, and find peace in the simple joys of life. The days are long, but the years are short, friends…

In Stock Farmhouse Tables

In Stock Farmhouse Tables

If you are looking for a new farmhouse dining table and would like to extend your seating options for the holidays you are in luck!! Right now, we have TWO 6’ x38” Pine Farmhouse Tables, with extensions, IN STOCK! This design and size is one of our most popular tables! It will seat 6 people comfortably every day. With it’s two extensions attached, it quickly becomes a 10’ table, that can fit 8-10 when your guests comes over. Perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas, and the price is $1,800. We also have several Coffee tables available as well. These 4’x28″ farmhouse-style coffee tables are casual and functional. They are $450 each and we even have one that has a drawer for $500. Delivery is available, or you can pick it up at our shop in Sparta when you come up to get your Christmas tree 😀!!

2021 Studio Tour

2021 Studio Tour

The weather is cooling down & the leaves are turning color up here in the mountains. This also means the 2021 NC Mountain Arts Studio Tour going on know! You can find out more information by following us on Facebook @ North Carolina Mountain Arts Adventure. We love being a part of this local group of artists in Alleghany County! This is a great time to see our tables in person and it is also a great time to order a custom-made or in-stock table. We are making it even better with a special offer!! If you place an order during the studio tour, October 15-24 we will include FREE delivery within NC, SC, or VA locations. This is normally a $200-$400 cost you will be saving! You can call, email or stop in with your order to take advantage of this offer!

Lazy Susan Dining Table

Lazy Susan Dining Table

Well, it took some time, but we finally got around to building an inset Lazy Susan dining table! One of our local clients asked us to build this 7 foot round table. We custom mounted a 44” Lazy Susan in the center of this gorgeous maple table stained in dark espresso, with tapered legs. This custom stain went great in their modern farmhouse and I know there will be many fabulous gatherings around this centerpiece!

X Style Table Base

X Style Table Base

Here is an all-new Carolina Farm Table design that features an X Style trestle base and a solid wood top to create a Modern Farmhouse feel. We’re defining this design as our Midland Style. This sturdy table is built to last generations and will hold up against daily use. 

This 6’x40″ Red Midland dining table shown here comes to life with the lively red X style trestle base. Made by hand in our shop from repurposed 2″x6″Pine boards, which we were able to reclaim locally from an old farmhouse. This table is full of character and history. It has a 1 3/4” thick top that has been hand planed and sanded, then finished with a clear coat allowing the natural color of the wood to come to life. The base was lovingly finished using our age-old Carolina Farm Table techniques, wearing the paint in all the right places. We’ve also had fun designing this Live edge Midland table! A client from Huntersville, North Carolina approached us with some really cool spalted Pecan wood. The lumber is from a old tree that was in his grandmother’s front yard. He brought us the rough cut boards straight from the sawmill & we dried it in our wood kiln then give it a new life that will stimulate gathering around for his family for many years to come. We crafted this 4’x3′ X base trestle table and a matching bench from that tree. This table has a clear coat that really shows the wild grain and color of this unique wood. We are happy to design you and your family one of these tables, and even incorporate special materials if you live in the area… So, contact us today to discuss your furniture needs!

Uplift Standing Desks

Uplift Standing Desks

The past eight months there has been a huge work from home movement happening all around us. People are now, maybe more than ever, realizing how this trend may be more than just a pandemic adjustment. They are embracing this as a lifestyle change for the better, to be with loved ones more and truly prioritize life itself. To aid in this work from home shift, we are happy to now offer adjustable standing desks! Allowing for movement throughout your workday can aid in your body’s digestion, alleviate spinal pressure and encourage blood flow. We offer a motorized desk base that can raise and lower to your desired seating or standing height. With four programmable preset heights, you can easily go from sitting in a chair to standing at your computer in 30 seconds! It can adjust low enough that even your children can use the desk for school. We can create a custom desktop-sized just for your space out of new, reclaimed or live edge hardwood. Give us a call, or email us, to discuss how to customize yours at your home or office workspace.

Orion Schoolhouse

Orion Schoolhouse

We started building dining tables over 20 years ago, and since then thousands of tables have left our shop. This massive 14-foot trestle table is one for the record books and my personal favorite. Crafted from some of the largest reclaimed chestnut boards I have ever seen!! Salvaged from an old mill in Bluefield, Virginia. These boards are 3″ thick, 13″ in width, and were brought in at almost 15′ in length. It took almost a week just to straighten and glue the tabletop. The base is built with hand-cut mortise and tenon joinery.

Next door to us, tucked in the Orion community of Ashe County, sits a thoughtfully renovated schoolhouse and chapel, built in the mid 1800s. The community Orion was named by farmers throughout our area many years ago. It is thought that Orion got its name from being “up near the stars” in the mountains. The Orion School served the community as both a place of learning and meeting from the mid 1800’s until the 1940s. Today it is used for special events and gatherings. This is the 6th table we have built for the schoolhouse and we think it is a wonderful centerpiece.

We are honored to have the opportunity to build tables for this space which will house many gatherings and celebrations for many years to come! We are also so thankful to have amazing clients that understand and support our dreams and some times crazy ideas. To be able to give these old American chestnut beams new life in this project was truly the perfect fit! We love a story steeped in rich history and character and are blessed to be a part of these special projects that will last generations. To learn more about Orion School and Chapel, visit https://www.orionschoolandchapel.com/.

We have built several tables for wedding and event venues over the years. If you have a special project, please reach out to us!

Ready To Ship Farmhouse Tables

Ready To Ship Farmhouse Tables

UPDATE SPRING 2021: We are currently sold out of stock farmhouse tables. 

There’s an old saying that goes: families that play together, stay together. We all know that quality time with our family is paramount in building stronger relationships. Building forts, sharing stories, and just being together makes a difference in all of your lives. Family bonding time builds confidence, teaches children about interacting with others, and create wonderful memories that last a lifetime! We strongly believe that this is more important RIGHT NOW more than ever!! With all the time being spent at home these days, people need to have a centerpiece so to speak, to gather round. What better place to gather than the family dinner table? Not only can you spend quality time eating together, but our Carolina Farm Tables also provide an excellent place for school work, family game nights, and art activities! Right now, we have our 6’ x38” Pine Farmhouse Tables, with extensions, and a matching bench IN STOCK, READY TO SHIP! We are offering 10% OFF, plus a FREE cutting board to any orders placed before May 30th! Who couldn’t use an extra cutting board now with all the home-cooking we are all doing?!? This is one or our best selling tables! It will seat 6 people comfortably every day, and with its two 24” extensions attached, it quickly becomes a 10’ table that can fit 8-10 when company comes over. Perfect for when this “Social Distancing” ends and we can all celebrate with some awesome cookouts with friends! The sale price brings the table, bench and cutting board combo total to $1,800.

The table shown here has a golden oak stained top & a black base. We also have this table available with an off white base, as well as all stained. The average cost to ship on the East coast is $200-300, or West coast for $400. As always, we are happy to help you load this table up if you would like to pick up at our shop. We will provide 6′ social distancing as this is the perfect fit table 😉 Cheers friends, and stay well!!

Joe Van Gogh

Joe Van Gogh

With all the COVID-19 news going around, supporting others is an absolute must! One way of supporting others is by fueling through coffee!! Our new normal has become working from home and homeschooling our children, leaving only for essential business. Have you ever heard of coffee cupping? Me neither, until my buddy @swenkstar asked me to build two custom-sized tables for Joe Van Gogh. Kevin is in charge of the coffee bean roasting for this Hillsborough, NC coffee company. When they are finished with a new batch they will taste it right there on site. Having two 43″ tall standing tables on wheels was needed to complete the experience. The coffee is assessed by taking a spoonful of it and slurping it into the mouth. The categories assessed and scored include flavor, aftertaste, acidity, body, balance, uniformity and sweetness. These all add up to give a total score out of 100. I really enjoyed getting a tour of the operation and left with a few bags of really fresh coffee. If you need to fuel up, you can order online from this local company and have it delivered straight to your home. You can also support those working to provide for us, healthcare personnel, grocery staff and first responders who are working on the front lines. Joe Van Gogh has started a program called “Fuel for the Frontlines” to equip these folks and we love it! Cheers to health, wellbeing and community!