The table, we ordered, was delivered Tuesday afternoon.
Furniture maker, Jake, told us about a 100 year old barn, destroyed by one of Missouri’s infamous tornadoes, a couple of years ago. He was given the old barn, for the clean up, after the storm. Since then he has taken those old barn boards and beams and turned them into beautiful and useful pieces of furniture.
Jake, 31 years old, learned his craft from his father.
The legs on our table, were turned from lengths of the massive barn beams. The top and sides are made of the barn siding boards. The only new wood used is in the drawer.
The old barn wood is filled with holes, mars and scars from 100 years of good work on a Missouri farm. This makes our table even more special.
When Jake, with J’s help, brought the table and benches into the condo, I was all smiles. I absolutely love it. It is the perfect table for our lake place. I know I can seat 6 around the table and may be able to squeeze a couple more places in, for 8.
Jake delivered another piece of furniture and loaded it into our truck. We took it home last night and set it in the breakfast room. I’ll tell you more about that piece, when we return home.
In the meantime, we are back at our lake place, where I set a humble table, to celebrate Susan’s 100th Tablescape Thursday. It’s been awhile since I participated.
Setting our new table is a wonderful way to celebrate 100 Tablescape Thursdays.
Thank you Jake!