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
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…
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 !!
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!
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!
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!