Vermont Farm Tables | Handmade | Real Solid Wood | Cherry, Live Edge, Reclaimed
The Vermont farm table in the foreground is handmade from thick slabs of live edge cherry wood.  The traditional tavern table in the background is crafted of cherry with a maple base that is painted black.

Leaf peepers traveling through Vermont at this time of year often notice the sad demise of some of our historic barns and buildings.  In some cases, over 200 years of wind, rain and snow have left these antique treasures in desperate need of rebirth.  Fortunately, Vermont has many talented craftsmen who’ve taken on the mission of reclaiming the old boards, hand-hewn beams and timbers from these vintage barns. They recapture, de-nail and mill them into beautiful farmhouse tables.  “Old wood – new life!” as reclaimed barnwood craftsman, Raphael Groton says.

Some of the common types of wood reclaimed are: oak, pine, elm, cherry, chestnut, walnut, hickory, maple, and quartersawn oak. Much of this vintage barn wood comes from original stands of America’s old growth forests and, as a result it has incredible architectural quality that could only be crafted by nature. Boards are extra wide with lush color and rich patinas. The beauty, density and stability of the wood, not to mention the unique character it attains after decades or even centuries of service in an old barn, factory or warehouse is captivating.

This Vermont Farm Table is handmade of reclaimed barnwood
This Vermont Farmhouse Table is handmade of reclaimed barnwood.

Can you name any other natural, renewable resource that’s as beautiful, strong and durable today as it was 200 years ago?   Make a visit to Stonehurst, Vermont’s newest fine furniture and art gallery to see how Vermont farm tables can lend a touch of authenticity to both traditional and modern home decor.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Farmhouse Bench | Vermont Tavern Style | Cherry Wood Top | Black Painted Base
Part of our new signature collection, the Vermont Tavern Bench has a solid cherry wood top and a black painted base with turned legs.  Handcrafted as a companion to the Vermont Tavern Table, the style is a classic English tavern table with William and Mary design elements.  Shown in our recently renovated Stonehurst fine furniture gallery.

This farmhouse style Vermont Tavern Bench is part of a new line of furniture we’re making.  It’s a unique signature collection, available only at Vermont Woods Studios.   Traditionally crafted, this 2-tone bench features a 1 inch thick solid cherry wood seat, with a durable maple wood base painted with black lacquer.

Vermont farmhouse furniture is adapted from William and Mary style furniture that was popular in England around 1700 after the reign of King William and Queen Mary.  These pieces are reproductions of the classic English tavern table and bench you’ll see in inns throughout the UK and New England (a few of Southern Vermont’s favorites are the Grafton Inn, Ye Olde Tavern, The Hermitage Inn).

 

Tavern Style Farmhouse Bench
Our Farmhouse Style Vermont Tavern Bench features a 2-tone design with a 1 inch thick solid cherry wood seat, and a durable maple wood, turned leg base painted with black lacquer. 

Besides being a durable, heirloom piece– the Vermont Tavern Bench is sleek and stylish.  The contrast between the traditional Cherry wood and the deep black lacquer base creates a truly unique piece that would make a great furniture addition for anyone looking to add a little flair to their dining area.  Stop by our fine furniture showroom at Stonehurst and check it out!

 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

Yankee-magazine

 

Keep an eye out for the March/April issue of Yankee Magazine.  One of our reclaimed barnwood benches will be featured as part of an editorial on rustic barnwood furniture.

We extend our thanks to Heather Marcus, Photo Editor of Yankee Magazine for including us in this article and will look forward to reading it. 

Check back in March and we'll post a link to it here.

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.

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Handmade Vermont farmhouse tables are a good reflection of the creative and frugal nature of New England's most passionate Yankee craftsmen.  If you've driven through our Green Mountain state lately you've probably noticed the sad demise of some of our historic barns and buildings.  Over 200 years of wind and rain and snow have left these antique treasures in desperate need of rebirth. 

Lucky for them, Vermont has many talented craftsmen who've taken on the mission of reclaiming the old barnwood boards and timbers and milling them into beautiful farmhouse tables.  "Old wood – new life!" as our friend and expert craftsman Raphael Groton says.

Can you imagine the amazing qualities of wood that make it as beautiful, strong and durable today as it was 200 years ago?  And even after standing out in the rain and snow all that time? 

This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.