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!
Well folks, as much as we love the mountains, we love the beach just as much! When we build one of these beauties in our shop, especially this time of year, I can’t help but think about the lovely coastal areas! This 6’x3′ farmhouse table has a weathered gray oak top and a linen white base. This piece will look fabulous in its new beach bungalow and is one of our best selling finishes for beach homes. We think it looks great with a grouping of simple steel chairs like shown and maybe some farmhouse accents and turquoise waters out the window. Sorry, I’m daydreaming ;)…
Back to the facts… This weathered gray look is not just a wood stain, we oxidize the wood. This is a chemical reaction that happens when you introduce iron to the wood. This process is most effective on red or white oak. We spray several light coats on to the oak & let it dry for 24hr. This leaves the bare unfinished wood with a gray weathered look. Next, we add a driftwood white stain to make the grain pop and then seal the table with three coats of satin sheen lacquer finishes. This commercial-grade finish is water-resistant & easy to clean. No water rings or spots will occur with normal use, unlike wax or oil finished pieces. To clean just wipe the furniture with light soapy water & dry with a soft dishcloth. You can also use any household furniture cleaner on the market. This is just an example of one of our many stain & paint options.
To see all the available finish’s go to our samples page https://carolinafarmtable.com/wood-samples or our paint color page https://carolinafarmtable.com/colors. We also offer custom colors for an upcharge. If you would like to learn more about our custom tables and finishes, please let us know. Also, if you happen to live near the coast, keep in mind we love to travel and deliver 🙂
What a table made for a Holiday Feast! This 15’x4′ cherry mission trestle table is one of the largest tables we have ever built. The trestle base is built with mortise and tenon joinery. This ancient technique dating back thousands of years has many variations, but the basic practice has remained the same. A protruding tenon, cut at the end of one piece, fits into a corresponding recess, called a mortise, in the other. This joint is a staple in the construction of chairs, tables, cabinets, frames, doors, windows, and paneling. With the proper amount of glue, and wedges, or metal fasteners, this joint can handle an incredible amount of force. This is definitely necessary on this 15’x4′ tabletop, as it is weighing in at 350lb!! The client chose a light golden oak stain, which is our favorite color on cherry because it is very close to its natural color and really lets the grain shine through. Now we will carefully box up this massive table and hand it over to our in-home delivery company. They will take this table to its Jamestown, Rhode Island home. We are SO thankful for the opportunities we are giving by our customers, the small mountain town we get to call home and the talented team we have working for us.
Congrats to our friends at Booneshine Brewery on opening their tasting room and restaurant in East Boone this past summer!! What a pleasure it was creating these massive tables with Charleston Forge for their outdoor space! We built these 8’x3′, 1 3/4″ thick tops out of white oak and sealed them with a spar urethane so they could hold up outdoors year-round. Charleston Forge built the steel bases that set the tables at 36″ tall. A perfect height for hanging out with friends and tasting craft beer. We love working with local small businesses and these two companies really are top-notch. Charleston Forge has been making high-end metal furniture for over 35 years. Their factory is located in Boone right down the road from Booneshine Brewery. They ship their work throughout the US and internationally. Check them out at www.charlestonforge.com when you get a chance! Booneshine is a new business in the High Country. They have been in business since 2015, and have really taken off and grown a large following. You can find their beer on tap and in cans all over Boone and beyond. I honestly believe they are in it for the love of creating great tasting beer and that is why I think they are the best brewery in the High Country. You can check them out at www.booneshine.beer. It seems that if you take passion in what you do, whether it is custom made dining tables, hand-forged metal furniture or craft beer, your hard work will show and your business will succeed. Thank you very much to all the folks that try to buy local and support small business!! It is a true blessing to be able to do what we love!
Welcoming, comfortable and timelessly fresh! This 10’x4′ Tuscan Trestle was a massive farmhouse table!! Made of solid white oak, it weighed in at over 500 pounds and went into a home up in Rhode Island. White oak has a beautiful natural color to it! We really wanted to highlight that in this piece, so we applied only a clear topcoat.
We are excited to announce that we have started stocking our 6’ x38” pine Farmhouse Table as a buy it now option! 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. The table shown here has a golden oak stained top & a black base. We also plan to stock this table with an off white base, as well as all stained. We will have the first batch ready to ship in two weeks. The price is $1,500 & we will have the matching bench in stock as well for $400. 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.
One of our clients moved from Connecticut to Charleston, SC for a warmer climate & laid back pace. They had us build them a 60″ round for their new home. Made of all cherry with a golden oak stain and a Mission-style base that is simple and timeless. To complete the set they went with 6 Manor House side chairs, painted black, with the seats stained to match the table and 4 saddle bar stools.
Using some more of those reclaimed chestnut beams I showed you in our last post. This time, a big 10’ French Country Trestle Table & matching bench. To finish the set 4 cottage sides & two armchairs in oak painted black with stained seats. This Beauty is heading down to Huntersville, NC. I think it turned out fantastic! Way to go team CFT!!
This 6′ china cabinet and dining table came together nicely! Made from 100-year-old reclaimed chestnut beams that we fashioned into the boards used. From the book matched side panels, and the dovetailed drawers, to the handmade 6 pane glass doors there is just so much detail going on in this cabinet. The table is equally amazing as the Carolina Farm Table team turned a pile of old dirty beams into an heirloom quality piece of furniture. We are so happy to have these pieces in their new home!! Now this repurposed chestnut will be enjoyed for another hundred years. Enjoy!
This 8′ French Country trestle made the long trip to the Northwest last week, to Bend Oregon! A client commissioned us to craft this beauty along with a matching coffee table out of Pine, a solid staple of ours. We love the knotty pine look & enjoy hand planing each of our tops to bring out the character of the wood! For seating, they ordered 6 classic Windsors side chairs in black. We wish we could have made a road trip out of this one!!