Building a Reclaimed Wood Table

April 26th, 2012

Matt and I have been discussing the idea of constructing a rustic table for a few months now and we have a local salvage yard nearby that offers different kinds of reclaimed wood for just such a project.  We’ve gone back and forth on whether we want to build one for the outdoors or a slightly more polished version for our kids playroom area, soon to be converted to a study.

A few months ago I got an email from Will of Windfall Cove, introducing himself and we struck up a conversation.  I’m so fascinated with this process so I asked Will to share some more information about how he builds a reclaimed wood farm table. 

Will and his business partner Brian used to work in fire and medical services, but had a long time passion for woodworking, so they decided to follow it and begin a new business building furniture for people in their area and Windfall Cove was born.  (I love these kinds of stories!)  In their Massachusetts town, Will and Brian handcraft heirloom quality rustic pieces with weathered and reclaimed barn wood (detail seen below) with their customer’s custom design in mind.

reclaimed wood table detail

 

Here’s Will to share the process of building a reclaimed wood farm table:

“Hello CG readers, Will here to share with you how a table goes from order to completion at Windfall Cove.  Our clients usually have a familiar story. They have a particular space in their home or office that is in need of the perfect piece of furniture. After they have shopped with furniture stores and either are dissatisfied with the options or found that items sold cannot be ordered to the exact size or style they are in need of, we come in to build a custom table for them.

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My Delight with White (Ceramics)

April 25th, 2012

I was at Marshalls the other week and found myself yet again drawn to the aisle with the shapely white ceramics on sale.  I ended up buying a pitcher, a large sculptural bowl, and vase, all for $20 (woot!) and all because I didn’t have that particular white piece in that particular shape.  I have deemed my obsession with white ceramic objects  a sickness and I feel no shame in the affliction.    

white ceramics bhg

via Better Homes & Gardens

  

They’re just so simple, so stylish, and so versatile.  I love how Nicole has her collection above her media center in her family room.

meohmy white ceramics above media

via Me Oh My

 

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