September 17th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
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?