8 foot by 28 inch harvest table. (unfinished)
Most of you regular readers to the blog know I swing a hammer by day to pay the bills. What you may or may not have known is, I’m wanting to get into the harvest/ gathering table building business on the side, especially during the Winter months when things slow down. To that end, I’ve started to keep my eyes open for wood from 100 year old barns slated for demolition, with the intention of building family heirlooms for the next generation.
End wall of recent barn we were able to save.
Stacking the trailer with recycled barn boards.
The beautiful thing about a custom built harvest table is, I can build it any length you want. I talked with Bob this past weekend. He asked if I could build him a 13 ft by 36 inch table that he could put it in his 25 foot great room. I told him I had boards up to 14 foot long, so yes, I could handle a 13 foot table.
So, what are you waiting for? If you were to have me build you a table, what size would you like? :-) Any other details you’d like to see incorporated in the design? You can either order it finished or unfinished. Leave me a comment and we can talk pricing and specific details. DM
Just received the nicest letter from Jayne today. She purchased an unfinished harvest table from me last September. She send me three pictures of her finished table, and now is thinking about a matching counter top island. Here is a portion of her note to me:
Just wanted to let you see for yourself how beautiful your table turned out. It is exactly what we were looking for and it finished so nicely. We experimented to get the fills just right and they now resemble antique nails….”
Here’s a picture of her finished table:
On the back of the picture she wrote: ” Finished with Valspar Medium Oak and Golden Mahogany. Top coated with 4 coats of Poly satin. Easily seats 10 to 12 people!”
Another update 4/2/2012
I wanted to add, I can also build matching benches as well as other custom pieces of furniture. Price would depend on design and what you’re looking for. Bottom line, if you have something in mind, don’t hesitate to ask! If I don’t feel comfortable doing something I will tell you. I know other people in the trades, so if I can’t do it, there’s a pretty good chance I can find someone for you who can. DM
Picture of an unfinished harvest table, matching bench and island piece.
Got this e-mail earlier this week from repeat customer:
“Just finished my Kitchen Prep Table and I LOVE IT!!!! I still can’t believe how lucky I am to have found such a great guy to build my dream tables! I have enclosed a few pictures to show you how my table turned out. Feel free to post them on your blog. Thanks again! You were great to work with and (should I say it again???) I LOVE my TABLES!!!“
Here’s the kitchen prep table she was talking about:
Matching “kitchen prep” table that went with a harvest table.
Update 4/3/2014. I have had the opportunity to be in the wood shop for the past three months, Built several custom harvest tables…Here is some of the feedback I’ve received:
“Just wanted to let you know I absolutely LOVE the table and bench…couldn’t be happier:) Also, thank you so much for the cookbook stand…very awesome!” Kelly.
Dan Welter 7 ft table with 4 by 4 tapered legs
9 ft table with 1 by 4 straight legs
Primitive 3 ft by 5 ft table with drawer on the end and painted 4 by 4 legs originally on horse drawn implement.