HANDMADE FARM TABLES for CHRISTMAS

We did it again.  A Custom Handmade Farm Table for a family’s new home for Christmas.  This year (2015), the table was built and delivered into a brand new home.  Last year’s (2014) farm table was built and delivered into a beautiful existing home that the family had recently purchased.  And, in one sense, Just Fine Tables sold a very special table back in (2013) at Christmas time through Encore Resales that could be considered a Christmas table.

This year’s Christmas Farm Table… A 60″ SQUARE ASH TOP FARM TABLE:

60" SQUARE FARM TABLE

60″ SQUARE ASH TOP FARM TABLE

This table was only the 2nd square farm table built by Just Fine Tables.  This one is highlighted with an aged and distressed ash wood top mounted on large 5″ farmhouse table legs.  Please note, that the customer will be adding fabric covered chairs to complete most of the ensemble.  The remainder of the table set will be a custom matching bench (the customer realized that some of their friends and relatives have children and… if they spill something, it would be better to do so on a bench.

The 2014 Christmas Table was A MAPLE TOP FARM TABLE With MATCHING BENCHES:

FARM TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES- Left Side

MAPLE TOP FARM TABLE w/ MATCHING MAPLE TOP BENCHES

This Christmas Farm Table was unique in that it was built slightly taller than standard table height with the apron skirt inside the legs more than typical and the benches were slightly shorter than typical.  These modifications were because the “man of the house” liked to cross his legs while dining and did not want to be rubbing up on the table.  (Just Fine Tables does our best to work with our customers to get what they want.)

The 2013 Christmas Farm Table was not one requested by a specific customer.  Instead, the table was one built by Just Fine Tables because we wanted to create something special with some hickory wood we found earlier that year.  We also had a beautiful trestle table base in storage we wanted to use if we could find a suitable top.  So… we matched the hickory wood with the trestle base and we built this.

2013 “CHRISTMAS” HICKORY TOP TRESTLE TABLE:

HICKORY TOP TRESTLE TABLE (35"X66") SEATS SIX EASILY

HICKORY TOP TRESTLE TABLE
(35″X66″) SEATS SIX EASILY

As mentioned earlier, this hickory top trestle table was not one built custom for a family at Christmas.  Instead, it was purchased just before Christmas from our Vendor Booth at Encore Resales It was obviously a Christmas Table as you will note the Christmas tree sitting on the table.

Merry Christmas to All and Best Wishes For A Prosperous New Year!

 

 

 

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Custom Handmade RUSTIC OBLONG DINING TABLE

A very patient customer from March this year had contacted Just Fine Tables about a special sized dining table and a semi-matching kitchen island console.  Finally, after our relocation to Tennessee, Just Fine Tables completed and delivered the table and kitchen console to the family for their Thanksgiving this year and years to come.

HANDMADE RUSTIC OBLONG DINING TABLE ON CUSTOM METAL BASE:

 

HANDMADE RUSTIC OBLONG DINING TABLE on CUSTOM METAL BASE (42" x 74" x 31")

HANDMADE RUSTIC OBLONG DINING TABLE on CUSTOM METAL BASE                   (42″ x 74″ x 31″)

The top is 100% ash that has been chemically and environmentally aged, distressed, stained, and final finished with water resistant / UV light resistant polyurethane.  The base was custom built per the customer’s requirements* with some personal engineering ingenuity between Just Fine Tables and the contracted local Covington, TN welder.  The base was then cleaned, primed, painted, repainted, and coated with the same kind of polyurethane as the table.  (Note: The base can be removed from the table top.  The mounting design is essentially the same as one Just Fine Tables found on an Ethan Allen table that we restored a couple of years ago.)
* Customer requirements: Plenty of leg room, no table legs on corners, easy to swing legs around underneath without bumping table, and definitely strong and rigid.

IF one looks at the upper left hand side of the table picture one should see an empty kitchen console sitting in front of the kitchen window. …. This kitchen console was also custom built to the customer’s specifications (or as nearly as we could do it).

HANDMADE RUSTIC KITCHEN CONSOLE ISLAND:

HANDMADE RUSTIC KITCHEN ISLAND CONSOLE (17.5" x 44" x 36")

HANDMADE RUSTIC KITCHEN ISLAND CONSOLE (17.5″ x 44″ x 36″)

The Kitchen Island Console’s top and shelves were built from cutoff pieces of the table top ash and prepared and finished similarly. (Note:  One should note that the console’s top and the table top’s center piece are the same wide piece of lumber.)

One should note that the kitchen island console is similar to many of the wine bar buffet table consoles built by Just Fine Tables.  The major differences in this custom piece are that it is on casters so that it can be easily rolled from place to place and that there are no wine bottle slots in the shelves.  The customer plans on using the shelves for cook books, etc., in addition to typical kitchen island uses.

FYI: Prior to finishing the above dining table and island, Just Fine Tables has received our first order of a custom table locally here in Tennessee.  It will be built and delivered to our new customer for Christmas.  The customer found us online at http://JustFineTables.com while searching the web.  The customer was extremely surprised to learn that we currently live only about 20 miles from the customer’s new home.  Anyway, the table desired will be a 60″ Square table similar to this one the customer found on our website.

54" SQUARE FARM HOUSE TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES and CHAIRS

54″ SQUARE FARM HOUSE TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES and CHAIRS

The new local customer’s table will not have the matching benches.  They will only use chairs with their new table.

NOW!! … Happy Thanksgiving Wishing You and Yours a Very Happy One!!

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RUSTIC HANDMADE WINE BAR BUFFET TABLE CONSOLE

As mentioned in the previous post, Just Fine Tables built a Rustic Wine Bar Buffet Table Console with a top that matched the X-Metal Based Farm Tables’ top.  The rustic top was built from the last remnants of ash lumber we had available.   The ash planks on the rustic wine bar buffet console table were aged and weathered for almost three years for that old weathered barn wood type look.  We hope you like it.

RUSTIC WINE BAR BUFFET TABLE CONSOLE (SOLD-Has Found A New Home):

RUSTIC ASH TOP WINE BAR BUFFET CONSOLE TABLE (17 1/4" x 54 1/4" x 36")

RUSTIC ASH TOP WINE BAR BUFFET CONSOLE TABLE
(17 1/4″ x 54 1/4″ x 36″)

And for reference, here are a couple of other views of the rustic ash top wine bar buffet console table…

RUSTIC ASH TOP WINE BAR

RUSTIC ASH TOP WINE BAR

RUSTIC WINE BUFFET TABLE CONSOLE

RUSTIC WINE BUFFET TABLE CONSOLE

As you can see, the wine bar buffet table console built with a rustic ash top is complete with a lower shelf for storage and display with six (6) wine bottle slots.  Ideally, this wine bar buffet will make a fine addition in someone’s home for years to come (perhaps it will become a family heirloom; as this table and bench set built over a year ago will become).

In case you missed the link above to the previous post regarding the X-Metal Based Ash Top Farm Table with the matching top to the wine bar console, here is a picture of it.

X-Metal Based Rustic Ash Top Farm Table As Displayed At Encore Resales:

Feel free to ‘Click on the Farm Table Picture’ for a better view and more information regarding this Handmade X-Metal Based Farm Table.
NOTE: All the above handmade furniture items are currently available at Encore Resales in Pelham, AL.

ALSO, please note that Just Fine Tables builds customer specified tables, etc.  Feel free to Contact Just Fine Tables atJustFineTables@gmail.com for quotes.

[Just Fine Tables has a custom dining / farm table and a two (2) shelf simi-matching kitchen console in the design stages for a new customer.  The new customer’s desire is to have both beauty and longevity built into their finished order. (i.e. “Tables To Love And Last”)]

CONTACT:  JustFineTables@gmail.com For Your Table(s) To Love And Last

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HANDMADE RUSTIC ASH TOP FARM TABLE On X-METAL BASE

The Handmade RUSTIC Ash Top FARM TABLE Built On A “X” Metal Base has been completed and is shown below.  We hope you find that our attempt to build a Farm / Farmhouse Table to exhibit the country charm and beauty of the family farm and to have the clean lines and functionality demanded by today’s customers has been captured in this newest offering by Just Fine Tables.

RUSTIC ASH TOP FARM TABLE ON “X” METAL BASE:

HANDMADE RUSTIC ASH TOP FARM TABLE ON X-METAL BASE (35" X 70 1/2" X 30")

HANDMADE RUSTIC ASH TOP FARM TABLE  (35″ X 70 1/2″ X 30″)

The nominal 3′ x 6′ rustic farm / farmhouse table has been in the making for almost three (3) years.  For example, the ash planks were kept outside in the elements having only Just Fine Tables’ Proprietary “Kitchen Sink” stain applied to them with…Mother Nature taking care of the rest.  As a result of Mother Nature’s weathering, these planks have ‘dried out’ and have become even more beautiful and fixed in size. This means that the finished table will maintain its appearance for years to come.  And, because of the aging and the applications of water resistance polyurethane, the tables’ beauty and longevity will be maintained also.

This Handmade Rustic Ash Top Farm / Farmhouse Table shown above is currently displayed at Encore Resales in our display booth there.  For reference, here is our booth as updated 9/23/2015.

Booth 47-469 Encore Resales, Pelham, AL

Booth 47-469 Encore Resales, Pelham, AL

The rustic ash top farm table is obviously the center of attention in our display booth, however, there are several other inviting handmade or refinished furniture and specialty items one can find there.  Most notable WAS the wine bar buffet table console in the back of the booth that has a matching ash top to the ash top farm table; and yes, it too is handmade and is styled for functionality, long-life, and beauty.
In addition to the handmade items, there are a few key refinished furniture pieces found in our booth.  These included a pair of ‘hard to find’ twin bed headboards (sold) and a pair of matching end tables….and of course, there are any number of unique items from serving trays, to distressed lamps, to pictures and picture frames.

Please feel free to let us know your thoughts about our newest farm table and / or the other items that can be found that Just Fine Tables has built or refinished and also those of our partner, J’s-Antiques, Vintage, Etc.

Direct Contact at JustFineTables@gmail.com is recommended.

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ASH TOP FARM TABLE & WINE BAR-BUFFET TABLE CONSOLE

An ASH TOP FARM TABLE and An ASH TOP WINE BAR – BUFFET TABLE have been built.  The Farm Table is finished and the Wine Bar-Buffet Console Table is ready for final finishing … to almost match the Farm Table since the Ash Lumber used is from the same 2+ year old supply we brought to Tennessee during our recent relocation.  Since this is the last of supply of the Ash Lumber*, we felt it only appropriate to build something special.  And in this case, two (2) special handmade furniture items.

ASH TOP FARM / FARMHOUSE TABLE On An X-Metal BASE:

ASH TOP FARM / FARMHOUSE TABLE ON MODERN BASE

ASH TOP FARM / FARMHOUSE TABLE ON An X-METAL BASE

The design was chosen to present and combine the warmth and charm one loves in a family farm setting with the freedom of movement and functionality folks want while dining.

Below is a picture of the Ash Top Farm Table before final finishing.   We think you would agree that it looked pretty good at this stage of construction. (FYI: We had a customer back in April 2014 that wanted an Unfinished Ash Top farm table (same lumber supply)  For comparison of the unfinished state, feel free to jump to this link.. Customer Unfinished 2014 Ash Top Farm Table.)

FARMHOUSE TABLE READY FOR FINAL FINISHING (3' X 6')

FARMHOUSE TABLE READY FOR FINAL FINISHING (3′ X 6′)

As mentioned in this post’s title, a Wine Bar – Buffet Table Console was included.  The reason for the addition is that the last remaining pieces of the Ash Lumber were used to build one, at least for the top of the wine bar / console table.

ASH TOP WINE BAR – BUFFET TABLE CONSOLE:

UNFINISHED WINE BAR - BUFFET TABLE CONSOLE (17 1/2" X 54" X 36")

UNFINISHED WINE BAR – BUFFET TABLE CONSOLE (17 1/2″ X 54″ X 36″)

The Wine Bar-Buffet Table Console is staged for its final finishing.

Note: We’re still waiting for Fred, the Farm Cat, to give his final approval to the wine bar -buffet table console. (However, he has been busy taking charge of Momma Cat’s (our other farm cat) protection as she delivered kittens a couple of days ago. )

The Ash Top Farmhouse Table and the Wine Bar Buffet Console should find their way down to Encore Resales in a few days, unless they find a new home sooner.

Need Information and Prices? Feel Free to CONTACT Just Fine Tables On The Farm at JustFineTables@gmail.com.

*Ash Lumber* – Just Fine Tables is looking to secure a new source for this kind of lumber.

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INDOOR / OUTDOOR ‘FARM TABLE’ & RUSTIC ‘BARN WOOD CONSOLE / BAR’

TWO (2) 100% HANDMADE PIECES ( An INDOOR / OUTDOOR ‘COUNTRY’ FARM TABLE and A RUSTIC ‘BARN WOOD’ CONSOLE / BAR) Were Completed On Our Tennessee Farm.  …The Country Farm Table was designed and built similar to several tables that we have built in the past that have been a warm welcome in many folk’s homes or porches.  … The Rustic Barn Wood Console / Bar is the first of a new group of table type items planned by Just Fine Tables.

GROUP PICTURE OF THE COUNTRY FARM TABLE AND RUSTIC BARN WOOD CONSOLE / BAR (BEFORE FINAL FINISHING):

FARM TABLE & BARN WOOD CONSOLE/BAR

FARM TABLE & BARN WOOD CONSOLE / BAR (Unfinished)

As mentioned, the Farm Table was designed and built similar to other farm / farmhouse tables built in the past.  The materials of construction are 100% treated lumber for potential outdoor use.  The top was stained with Just Fine Tables’ proprietary “Kitchen Sink Stain” and distressed. The table base was previously stained and then painted cottage white and distressed.  The entire table was final finished with an outdoor / indoor polyurethane.

FINISHED COUNTRY “INDOOR / OUTDOOR’ FARM -FARMHOUSE TABLE:

INDOOR / OUTDOOR FARM TABLE

INDOOR / OUTDOOR FARM TABLE

Also, Just Fine Tables built a Rustic Console / Bar from Real Barn Wood. ..Yes, for real.  The Barn Wood was part of the flooring found in an old barn shed on the Tennessee Farm.  The barn wood flooring was found to have been partially supported off the ground and … part of it was not.  Because of the wood’s support / unsupported structure .. the wood contained hard old wood some rotten wood ends and a number of wonderful bug holes (all the great things found in real barn wood).

FINISHED RUSTIC ‘BARN WOOD’ CONSOLE / BAR:

RUSTIC 'BARN WOOD' CONSOLE / BAR

RUSTIC ‘BARN WOOD’ CONSOLE / BAR

The Farm Table and Rustic Console / Bar shown in the ‘Finished’ pictures above were taken in our Booth 47 / 469 at ENCORE RESALES, Pelham, AL.  Yes, Just Fine Tables and our Partner, J’s-Antique, Vintage, Etc. made a 600+ round trip to restock our booth after the Farm Table and Chair Set shown in our previous post found a new owner.

COMING SOON from Just Fine Tables will be…. A Rustic ASH Top Farm Table (comparable to those found at ‘Pottery Barn’ and other upscale furniture stores).  Also, we expect to have an ASH Top Wine Bar-Buffet Table completed along with the Farm Table.

 

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COUNTRY HOME FARM TABLE and CHAIR SET

The Country Home Farm Table and Chair Set shown in our previous post has been completed.  The Completed Country Home Farm Table was delivered to Encore Resales on Thursday, August 27 along with a few additional items from Our Partner, J’s-Antiques, Vintage, Etc. who shares our Display Booth at Encore.  Here is the finished farm table and chair set.

COUNTRY HOME FARM TABLE and CHAIR SET:

COUNTRY FARM TABLE & MATCHING CHAIRS SET

COUNTRY FARM TABLE & MATCHING CHAIRS SET

FYI:  The Country Farm Table with Matching Chairs found a new owner on Sunday, August 30 (i.e. SOLD).  We know the new owners will enjoy the set for years to come.

As mentioned, a Few Additional Items were taken to Encore Resales and placed on display in our Booth 47 / 469.  The items included a pair of Solid Wood End Tables, a Small Cabinet Box, and a number of painted and Distressed Picture Frames and a Lamp or two.

PAIR ALL WOOD STAINED TOP END TABLES:

STAINED TOP END TABLES (20.5" x 28" x 21.5')

STAINED TOP END TABLES
(20.5″ x 28″ x 21.5′)

Some of the Picture Frames and Lamps and the Small Cabinet Box can be seen in the back of this picture of our Booth.

BOOTH 47 / 469 In ENCORE RESALES:

SOME PICTURE FRAMES, MIRRORS, LAMPS, ETC.

SOME PICTURE FRAMES, MIRRORS, LAMPS, ETC.

P.S. FYI 2: The Small Cabinet Box SOLD Soon After Delivery to Encore Resales.

Please know that Just Fine Tables and J’s-AVE will be working feverishly to complete more ‘love and last items’ for our friends and customers.

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First FARM TABLE From TENNESSEE FARM

Just Fine Tables is completing our First Farm Table under the trees of our Tennessee Farm home.  The table with its chairs is actually a rebuild and update of a tiled-top table set we found during our recent trip to Texas.  We saw its potential and thought that by replacing the tile top with a farm table top and by painting and distressing  the rest of the set that we would have built something worthwhile for someone to enjoy for years to come.

FIRST Tennessee Farm FARM TABLE SET READY FOR FINAL FINISHING:

FARM TABLE And CHAIR SET (31" x 54")

FARM TABLE And FOUR (4) CHAIR SET (31″ x 54″)

We’re sure someone will be enjoying this table and chair set in the very near future.  Looking closely,  you can see Fred, the outdoor neighborhood farm cat, giving his initial approval to our work…. or, is it the aroma from the waffles being displayed?  Regardless, we are confident someone will enjoy this table and chair set soon.

[ NOTE: Just Fine Tables plans to deliver and display this farmhouse table and chair set in our Booth at Encore Resales, Pelham, AL before the Labor Day Weekend.]

Just Fine Tables has plans to complete 2-3 other 100% hand built table items for delivery to Encore Resales with the farmhouse table set above.  These will include:

A SMALL INDOOR – OUTDOOR TABLE (Similar to this):

31" x 60" Hand Crafted Farmhouse Rustic Table

31″ x 60″ Hand Crafted Farmhouse Rustic Table

...but, sized more like this one.

24" x 35" INDOOR - OUTDOOR TABLE

24″ x 35″ INDOOR – OUTDOOR TABLE

A WINE BAR And / Or BUFFET TABLE (Similar To These):

WINE BAR OR BUFFET TABLE Or COMBINATION

…And / Or Possibly:    ..a RUSTIC WINE BAR BUFFET TYPE TABLE Built From REALLY OLD TRUE BARN WOOD (Barn Flooring).  Here is what we have so far…
BARN WOOD RUSTIC WINE BAR BUFFET TABLE ‘TOP’:

BARN WOOD TOP for WINE BAR - BUFFET TABLE (15.5" X 42")

BARN WOOD TOP for WINE BAR – BUFFET TABLE (15.5″ X 42″)

With our recent move… Just Fine Tables has Updated our CONTACT PAGE ABOVE.  Please feel free to contact us (preferably by email) should you have an interest in a custom farm table or something similar.   We love working under the trees, weather permitting.

 

 

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JUST FINE TABLES – ‘NOW’ On The TENNESSEE FARM

Just Fine Tables has finally made the major relocation move to Tennessee.  All our future Farmhouse Farm Tables and More will reflect that they Have Been Built On The Farm.  Here are a couple of views of the farm to let you know where future tables will be built.

FRONT VIEW FROM FARM HOME:

Front Farm View

Front Farm View

REAR VIEW FROM FARM HOME:

REAR VIEW OF FARM

REAR FARM VIEW

p.s. There is a fantastic 3 acre pond between the soybeans and the tree line!! … “Good Fishing” like 5-6 lb bass and 8-10 lb catfish with crappie and bluegill galore.

The majority of Just Fine Tables’ future Farm Tables will be built under big shade trees like the one in the Front View above.  We will temporarily build tables and refinish furniture from an existing garage and a separate small building…and/or under all the wonderful shade trees depending upon the weather.  (We learned two weeks ago that you could work under the shade of the shade trees in 100+ degree temperatures (feeling like 111 degrees due to humidity)) as long as you drank plenty of fluids and didn’t overwork.  …Of course, a breeze was always welcome.)

SOME OF THE TOOLS USED TO BUILD TABLES:

GARAGE FULL OF TOOLS AND BOXES

GARAGE FULL OF TOOLS AND BOXES

Note:  Most of the major tools are on wheeled carts for easy use. :)

OLD LUMBER RELOCATED TO BUILD TABLES, ETC.:

ALABAMA LUMBER BROUGHT TO TENNESSEE

ALABAMA LUMBER BROUGHT TO TENNESSEE

Everything, but the sawhorses, will be used to build 2-3 distinctive farm tables, 2-3 wine bar buffet tables, and {a ‘high end console or two’ from the wood hidden underneath the tarp}.

And, last, but not least… we have a playful helper to keep us on top of things.

FRED:

FLIPPING FRED

FLIPPING FRED

Please don’t fret, our regular family cats, Super Cat Kitty and P C Baby, stay inside the house.  Fred stays outside.  Besides, we learned that Fred has a family… Momma cat and 3 kittens (ready to find new homes … Interested in a kitten? one black, one gray, & one yellow).

 

 

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SINGER SEWING MACHINE BASED “DESK – CONSOLE”

Just Fine Tables’ most recent Handcrafted Table is a Stained Maple Top “Desk –  Console” built and supported on a Singer Sewing Machine Base.  Yes! .. a Desk or Console built on a Sewing Machine Base.

MAPLE TOP “DESK – CONSOLE” On A ‘SINGER SEWING MACHINE BASE’:

MAPLE TOP "DESK-CONSOLE' (23" X 60" w/ 4 SHELVES)

MAPLE TOP “DESK-CONSOLE’
(23″ X 60″ w/ 4 SHELVES)

All the materials used to build the table desk – console have been sitting around in our shop for a year or more.  We thought it a good time to build something unique for say, Father’s Day and just to get the materials out of our shop… before our relocation to Tennessee.  Yes, Just Fine Tables is moving to Tennessee.  As a result, we will be able to classify our future farm tables as having been built on a farm. [ Note: We will maintain a sales and show booth at Encore Resales even after the move.]

New View of Table Desk-Console-Sofa Table-Hall Table:

TABLE DESK -  CONSOLE

TABLE DESK – CONSOLE

Back to the Table Desk-Console:  All the maple parts were previously stained with Just Fine Tables’ proprietary ‘kitchen sink’ stain and all the shelves and lower pieces reflect that staining. ( We did finish the lower sections with an application of MINWAX brand ‘Natural’ Stain and a coating of Satin Polyurethane for long life and beauty.)  The stain on the table desk – console top is a combination of our ‘kitchen sink’ stain and a Dark Walnut stain.  The table top was final finished with two coats of polyurethane …with all painted parts painted and poly’d in a satin finished black.

In addition to the Table Desk – Console, Just Fine Tables updated a couple of other furniture pieces. Most notably, a small drop leaf table and a couple of Windsor style chairs.  The Drop Leaf Table and the Windsor Chairs were refinished to match to make a useable table and chair set.

SMALL ‘DROP LEAF’ TABLE & WINDSOR CHAIR SET:

STAINED TOP DROP LEAF TABLE & CHAIRS (TABLE = 35" DIAMETER)

STAINED TOP DROP LEAF TABLE & CHAIRS (TABLE = 35″ DIAMETER)

The Drop Leaf Table Top was Refreshingly Stained and the Table Base and Chairs were Painted and Distressed “Cottage White”.  (Note: This is one of the best small drop leaf tables that Just Fine Tables has had the opportunity to refinish.)

All the above items can be seen at Encore Resales, Pelham, AL … In Our New Booth 47 / 469 there.

NEW BOOTH 47 / 469 ENCORE RESALES FOR “Just Fine Tables” & “J’s-AVE”:

BOOTH 47 - 469 At Encore Resales

BOOTH 47 – 469 At Encore Resales

Enjoy Your Day!  ( p.s.  Look For SUMMER TIME SPECIALS in Booth 47 / 469 )

 

 

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REFINISHED OVAL FINE DINING TABLE

Just Fine Tables built a Custom Farm Table for a customer who wanted to replace their existing table that had been dealt a few nicks and scrapes over the years causing it to become less and less attractive.  They had decided a stronger table, with style and beauty would be their best alternative for their home with all the family activities planned for the foreseeable future.
To fulfill their future needs, this Custom Hand Crafted Farm Table was built for the family.

CUSTOM FARM KITCHEN TABLE (42" x 62")

CUSTOM FARM TABLE (42″ x 62″)

“” OK, OK…Yes, this Post is supposed to be about a Refinished Dining Table, isn’t it?  Well, …….here is the rest of the story.

When the Custom Farm Table was delivered to the customer we learned they were planning to give their existing dining table away as they would not use it any longer. And since this was the case, we offered that we would be happy to take it away as our truck was just outside.  They agreed. ( This was early August 2014.)

We had no real idea about what we would do with the table when we brought it back to our shop, but knew we would come up with something.  So, ultimately…. we decided to refinish the table with the expectation that it would make a great family table for someone else to enjoy.  And…. here it is.

REFINISHED OVAL FINE DINING TABLE w/ LEAF:

OVAL FINE DINING TABLE w/ LEAF (44" x 68" -86" Leaf)

OVAL FINE DINING TABLE w/ LEAF ( 44″ x 68″ -86″ Leaf )

As you can see in the picture, the Fine Dining Table is staged being 44 inches wide and 68 inches long.  Do know, there is a Matching 18″ Leaf that fits perfectly extending the table to a full 86 inches if desired.

To refinish the table, it was stained with a combination of Just Fine Tables’ Proprietary Kitchen Sink stain, Dark Walnut stain, and some Ebony Stain.  The combination was needed to repair and/or hide some imperfections found in the underlying veneer top.  The table was final finished with three (3) coats of ‘Minwax’ Helmsman Satin Spar Urethane to provide protection from sunlight, moisture, and temperature changes.   With this finish, this fine dining table should look great for years to come.

The Refinished Oval Fine Dining Table can be seen in Booth 47 / 469 at Encore Resales, Pelham, AL.
Should you have an opportunity to visit Encore Resales, please find the Booth that looks a lot like this…

BOOTH 47 / 469 -ENCORE RESALES (5.24.15)

BOOTH 47 / 469 -ENCORE RESALES (5.24.15)

 As this is MEMORIAL DAY, Please Remember Our Service Members Who Have Given Their All… For Love Of Our Country and Its Freedoms.

 

 

 

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HANDCRAFTED HICKORY TOP WINE BAR

Working to clean up our shop, Just Fine Tables found enough remnant lumber pieces from previous furniture projects to build a useable sized Hickory Top Wine Bar.   The Wine Bar – Small Buffet Table top was built with two pieces of hardwood hickory that was stained and treated to be both distinctive and water resistant.  The base was stained, painted, and distressed cottage white with two shelves.  One shelf  was built from old pieces of pine table lumber and the other constructed from an old wine rack.  The legs were from some unused porch railing pieces.

HANDCRAFTED HICKORY TOP WINE BAR:

HANDCRAFTED HICKORY TOP WINE BAR (18" X 31" X 36")

HANDCRAFTED HICKORY TOP WINE BAR (18″ X 31″ X 36″)

The Hickory Top:

HARDWOOD 'HICKORY' TOP

HARDWOOD ‘HICKORY’ TOP

The hardwood hickory top is being highlighted in this posting as the “original uncut pieces of wood” were used to build a farmhouse trestle table about 1.5 years ago (yes, December 2013).  We had to keep the remnant pieces as we loved their beauty.  And to show their true beauty, please see the 2013 farmhouse trestle table below.

2013 HICKORY TOP TRESTLE TABLE:

HICKORY TOP TRESTLE TABLE (35"X66") SEATS SIX EASILY

HICKORY TOP TRESTLE TABLE
(35″X66″) SEATS SIX EASILY

p.s.  Still have two more 31″ long pieces of the hickory.  Will probably build a small table for personal use with them.

An Indoor – Outdoor Farmhouse Farm Table was delivered to Encore Resales on Mother’s Day.  It is now available to you.

 

 

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DISTRESSED “FARMHOUSE CUPBOARD”

“Jumping through hoops”, Just Fine Tables was successful in completing the Refurbishing of a Farmhouse Cupboard that had been earmarked by its previous owner to become someone’s garage storage unit.  Just Fine Tables couldn’t handle the thought of the almost good cupboard being used for general storage.  Hey!, anyone could see it was originally hand built to go into a kitchen / farmhouse dining area.  Unfortunately, it just didn’t quite have the look, and in addition,  it was missing a shelf in the hidden storage area.  So, we made it look like this…

DISTRESSED FARMHOUSE KITCHEN / DINING AREA CUPBOARD:

DISTRESSED FARMHOUSE CUPBOARD  (12 1/2" x 40" x 72" )

DISTRESSED FARMHOUSE CUPBOARD
(12 1/2″ x 40″ x 72″ )

As mentioned, Just Fine Tables refurbished the cupboard by painting and distressing it in a combination of “Cottage White” and Light Gray.  We also added the missing shelf in the hidden storage area as shown below.

FARMHOUSE CUPBOARD WITH OPEN & HIDDEN STORAGE

FARMHOUSE CUPBOARD WITH
OPEN & HIDDEN STORAGE

For Reference:

One can see the Distressed Farmhouse Cupboard in Booth 47 / 469 at Encore Resales, Pelham, ALThis is where you will be looking…

     BOOTH 47 / 469 for  Just Fine Tables & J's-AVE

BOOTH 47 / 469 for
Just Fine Tables & J’s-AVE

 

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SPRING HAS SPRUNG– OUTSIDE FARM TABLE

“If you saw our last post you noted our return to building Handmade Farm Tables” (i.e. the Real Reclaimed Wood Farm Table).  Well… one of the Interior Decorators at Encore Resales decided to take our farm table outside the store for a magazine photo shoot (it is a table that can be used outside).  Just Fine Tables  missed the photo shoot, but was able to see part of the result as the Redecorated Farm Table was brought back inside the Encore store and replaced in our display booth with some of the decorations.  Here is a picture of the Redecorated Handmade Farm Table built from Real Reclaimed Lumber.

REDECORATED FARM TABLE:

REDECORATED INDOOR / OUTDOOR FARM TABLE

REDECORATED INDOOR / OUTDOOR FARM TABLE

We are not sure when the table will be shown in a local magazine, but we do know this will not be the first time that Just Fine Tables’ Farm Tables have made publication attention.

The last publication was made by our specialty table leg supplier, Osborne Wood Products Inc.  Just Fine Tables was just starting out and we had built a fairly large farm table for a nearby Birmingham, AL family.  They had wanted turned farm table legs on their custom table and we built it for them.  They liked it and asked that we add a matching bench to the table, if possible.  We said we would do our best and contacted Osborne Wood again and found some matching legs.  This time, the legs were ‘coffee table’ legs that matched the table legs.  (Note: We cut the coffee table legs down by an inch so that when the matching bench was built, it would be the correct seating height for dining.)

FARM TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCH (Published by Osbornewood.com):

Thick Pine Top FARM TABLE with MATCHING BENCH

Thick Pine Top FARM TABLE with MATCHING BENCH

FYI:  You might not see the above table on Osborne Woods’ website as it was at least 3 years ago when this picture was posted there.

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And now, our most recent offering available to you at Encore Resales Booth 47 / 469 is a 42″ Round COFFEE TABLE.  It is all wood with a metal banded top.  Hope you like it.

42″ ROUND ALL WOOD COFFEE TABLE:

42" ROUND COFFEE TABLE (ALL WOOD w/ METAL BAND)

42″ ROUND COFFEE TABLE (ALL WOOD w/ METAL BAND)

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REAL “RECLAIMED WOOD” HAND BUILT “FARM TABLE”

We Did It!  Just Fine Tables has built a New Farm Table.  This one is unique in that it is built almost exclusively from “Real Reclaimed Wood”.  (Yes, the lumber had been used most likely in a building for some tall door facings / openings (i.e. up to 14 ft in length).  The lumber was nailed together at 90 degrees / perpendicular and one side ( the obvious outside side) had been painted a dirty green.)

REAL RECLAIMED WOOD FARM TABLE:

REAL RECLAIMED WOOD FARM TABLE (33" X 60")

REAL RECLAIMED WOOD FARM TABLE (33″ X 60″)

The table top and table apron are 100% reclaimed wood.  The table legs and some of the supports underneath are “aged lumber” that we had available in our shop.   Since, the reclaimed wood was originally painted with an oil-based paint and because the lumber was well aged (i.e. ‘hard as nails’), it was a very simple decision to use an exterior polyurethane as the final finish for the entire table.  Using the exterior poly (also good for indoor use) on the table allows it to be used indoors or outdoors, like on a covered porch, and as a result can be enjoyed for generations.

[ SIDE BAR:  Please note that the reclaimed lumber was originally obtained to be used to replace a family table top (88″ length) to be rustic with the family’s changes in their newly acquired home.  Fortunately, for Just Fine Tables, the family did not accept the price offered by Just Fine Tables to redo their table.  Why?  Having found the difficulty of taking the nails out of the wood and working with it as hard as it was, the more appropriate price to redo the family’s table top would / should have been at least twice the price offered.  (Very happy the family did not accept our offer.) ]

Just Fine Tables has plans to make another table or two with the remaining reclaimed lumber (yes, we have a little more).  And, … we also have plans to finally build one of our Classic Farm Tables with some Aged Ash Lumber we stored (3 years in storage) for just such purpose. (This table, when built, will be one that upscale ‘Pottery Barn’ would salivate to have in their inventory.  Well…., very likely they would.)

P.S.  We made a quick trip to Tennessee over Easter.  While there, we found this beauty and have updated it For Sale at Encore Resales.

HANDMADE TENNESSEE FARMHOUSE CABINET

HANDMADE TENNESSEE FARMHOUSE CABINET

P.S.S. The Real Reclaimed Farm Table is also currently Available For Sale at Encore Resales.

The Reclaimed Farm Table is displayed in Booth 47 / 469 at Encore.  Look for it there…  as shown below:

BOOTH 47 / 469 ENCORE RESALES  ( 4/18/2015)

BOOTH 47 / 469 ENCORE RESALES
( 4/18/2015)

 

 

 

 

 

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Refinishing Old Dining Room Furniture For New Home

In addition to Building Handmade Farm Tables, Just Fine Tables will occasionally Refinish Dining Tables and/or Chair Sets for direct resale or as the result of a customer request.  The latter was the case for a family who wanted to redo their old dining room table and chair set to be useable and appealing in their new home.

REFINISHED DINING TABLE And CHAIR SET In NEW HOME

REFINISHED DINING TABLE AND CHAIR SET

REFINISHED DINING TABLE AND CHAIR SET

The refinishing was started about two weeks before Easter with the expectation ( and weather permitting) to have the refinishing completed to allow the family to enjoy Easter with their updated family dining table and chairs in their new home .  As you can see above, the weather was agreeable and we succeeded.

And now, “For The Rest Of The Story”

:: It’s always nice to show finished work, but it’s important for folks to have an understanding and idea of what is required to get to a completed job like the above.  So, …this is what the dining table and chair set looked like beforehand.

ORIGINAL DINING TABLE and CHAIR SET (Without CENTER LEAF)

ORIGINAL DINING TABLE and CHAIR SET .. (Without CENTER LEAF)

And… the new home kitchen and island setting we wanted to coordinate our table and chair refinishing with…

NEW HOME KITCHEN and ISLAND LOOK

NEW HOME KITCHEN and ISLAND LOOK

The Distressed Black Base of the Kitchen Island and the Dark Granite Counter Tops accenting the lighter colors of the floor tile and island top was the basis for refinishing the chairs, table legs, and table apron to match the Kitchen Island Base.

The table top refinishing was done attempting to coordinate/ complement with some of the darker colors in the granite kitchen island top while maintaining and highlighting some of the natural grain of the table top’s beauty.  (Note: The table top’s natural grain was not readily apparent until it was stripped and sanded.)  Also, since the chairs were going to be refinished to match the kitchen island base, agreement was made that the chairs’ upholstered seats would need to be redone also. (The customer took responsibility of having the seat upholstering done while Just Fine Tables refinished the chairs.)

REFINISHED AND RE-UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS TO MATCH FLOOR TILE AND KITCHEN ISLAND BASE:

REFINISHED and RE-UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS

REFINISHED and RE-UPHOLSTERED CHAIRS

Note: The chairs were redone before the table, and as a result, they were returned to the customer in order for the re-upholstered seats to be reinstalled while the refinishing of the dining table and its leaf was being completed.

The Total Refinishing of the Dining Table and Chairs Set was completed and delivery accomplished prior to Easter (i.e. shown at the beginning of this post).

However, since Easter… the owner has added a few additional new furniture items to the kitchen and dining area for even more function and beauty.

ENJOYMENT FOR YEARS TO COME!!ENJOYMENT FOR YEARS TO COME

 Oh!, By The Way….. An added benefit to work like the above is the joy of meeting new folks and making new friends.   Please know that … It doesn’t get much better than this.

 

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“ANTIQUE” ROUND “SOLID OAK PLANK” PEDESTAL TABLE

An opportunity to obtain an old Oak Plank Top Pedestal Table that my wonderful partner, J’s-Ave, found a few days earlier, became a reality.  The table was nearly dilapidated upon inspection as some of table top planks would slide out of position and the overall top was not secured well to the base, nor the apron to the planks of the top.  This became obvious when we “rolled’ the table into our shop as the table top started falling apart and one of the main table top supports came loose underneath and dangled as it was rolled (Yes, the table base was removed beforehand).

The table was old, maybe a century old, as some of the 2″ x 4″ supports between the base and top were rough cut (i.e. not planed).  But, because the table was solid wood, and obviously built originally with integrity and skill, we had to have it and restore it for today’s lifestyle wants.

RESTORED ANTIQUE 48” ROUND “SOLID OAK PLANK” PEDESTAL TABLE:

ANTIQUE SOLID OAK PLANK ROUND PEDESTAL TABLE (48" Diameter)

ANTIQUE SOLID OAK PLANK ROUND PEDESTAL TABLE (48″ Diameter)

This table restoration was fun.  Seeing how our ‘turn-of-the-century craftsmen’ built furniture was extremely meaningful;  and we learned a couple of new woodworking techniques while restoring this piece! (p.s. The Restored Table is Shown in our Booth 47 / 469 at ENCORE RESALES.)

As normal, Just Fine Tables has more than one project going at a time.  While working on the above, we had a couple of previous table customers wanting us to redo /repair /refinish some chairs to go with the tables they had purchased previously.

The first was a group of six (6) Tell City Chair Co. chairs that the customer had purchased to be redone to match the distressed cottage white base and legs of this antique table from back in late July 2014.

Antique Estate Farm Table

Antique Estate Farm Table

Here are the newly finished matching Tell City Chairs to go with the above table.

SIX (6) REFINISHED TELL CITY CHAIR CO. CHAIRS:

REFINISHED MATCHING CHAIRS

REFINISHED MATCHING CHAIRS

And, the second was the repair and refinishing of a couple of antique chairs to semi-match this Ethan Allen Table and Chair Set that recently found a home.

REFINISHED VINTAGE "ETHAN ALLEN" TABLE AND CHAIRS

REFINISHED VINTAGE “ETHAN ALLEN” TABLE AND CHAIRS

Here are the two antique chairs that we rebuilt the seats to match while replacing a missing rung in one of the chairs and then painted and distressed both to match the Ethan Allen set.

REPAIRED and REFINISHED ANTIQUE CHAIRS

REPAIRED and REFINISHED ANTIQUE CHAIRS

AND NOW, The Way They Sit With the Ethan Allen Table Ensemble In The Home.EA TABLE in KERRYs HOMENote: This picture was taken before the chairs were repaired and refinished.  You will note that the chairs were stained dark walnut and that the chair closest has the missing rung, 3rd rung over from the right side in the picture.

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RESTORED LARGE ROUND PEDESTAL DINING TABLE on AWESOME BASE

Separated in its Three (3) Major Parts (Top, Base, and Top-Base Connector) in the shop and moved around for about the past six months or more; .. Just Fine Tables finally Completed the Restoration of a Large Round Pedestal Dining Table with the most Awesome Pedestal Base of any table we have had the opportunity to redo.

RESTORED LARGE ROUND PEDESTAL DINING TABLE on AWESOME BASE:

56" ROUND PEDESTAL TABLE ON AWESOME BASE

56″ ROUND PEDESTAL TABLE ON AWESOME BASE 

<<<<NOTE:  This Table is No Longer Available as It SOLD Recently.>>>>

Credit must be given to my partner, J’s-AVE, for having found this table at a local thrift store back when.  Interestingly, when we were picking up the table and loading it into our truck, we had a lady offer to purchase the table directly from us outside the store…., and yes, for more than we invested in it.
Even with the extended time to restore the table, we found that it didn’t take long for this table to find a new owner. It was purchased yesterday from our Encore Resales Booth.  ??—What we don’t know… was the purchaser?.. the lady who wanted to buy it off the back of our truck 6-8 months ago?

Just Fine Tables will be replacing the large table with a Solid Oak Pedestal Table in a few days to fill the vacant spot in our Booth 47 – 469 at Encore Resales.  Meantime, we have just completed the building of a Handmade Island / Console / Bar Table from some old reclaimed oak planks given to us from our friends at Encore Resales.  Below is a construction picture of the reclaimed lumber island/console/ bar table.

HANDMADE ISLAND CONSOLE BAR TABLE from RECLAIMED OAK LUMBER:

"Construction" PALLET LUMBER ISLAND-CONSOLE-BAR TABLE

“Construction” ISLAND-CONSOLE-BAR TABLE

NOTE: The Finished Handmade Island Console Bar Table was completed and taken to Encore Resales and placed in Booth 47 / 469.  Here is the finished Island – Console.

HAND BUILT ISLAND – CONSOLE BAR TABLE FROM RECLAIMED OAK LUMBER:

RECLAIMED OAK HANDMADE ISLAND-CONSOLE (18.5" X 48")

RECLAIMED OAK HANDMADE ISLAND-CONSOLE (18.5″ X 48″)

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REFINISHED SOLID OAK PEDESTAL TABLE with MATCHING CHAIRS

Just Fine Tables made a blazing trip between snow and ice storms to Tennessee and picked up the Solid Oak Pedestal Table and Chairs that we purchased back in December.  We purchased them from a Church Thrift Store where the table and chair set had been in the Church Parsonage since the late 1970’s – early 1980’s based upon the construction dates found underneath the items.
They were in great shape considering their age, but it was decided that the set could use a little updating (i.e. refinishing) for today’s furniture tastes.

SOLID OAK PEDESTAL TABLE w/ TWO LEAVES and SIX MATCHING OAK CHAIRS:

REFINISHED SOLID OAK PEDESTAL TABLE and MATCHING CHAIRS (42″ Round; 42″ x 62″Oval)

REFINISHED SOLID OAK PEDESTAL TABLE and MATCHING CHAIRS (42″ Round; 42″ x 62″Oval)

As noted, the Oak Pedestal Table came with Two Leaves (10″ each) which allowed the table to grow from a 42″ Round Table up to a 42″ x 62″ Oval Table.  The entire set was stained originally in a classic ‘Early American’ stain.

For our refinishing, we stripped the table top and leaves and applied our proprietary aging stain along with Dark Walnut to give the color you see in the picture.  The table base and the chairs were all lightly Sanded, Primed, Painted Cottage White, and Lightly Distressed.  And then, a water resistant polyurethane finish was applied to the entire set for durability and extended life.

As typical, Just Fine Tables placed the Pedestal Table and Chairs Set in Booth 47 / 469 at Encore Resales to help the set find a new permanent home.  As you can see with the “SOLD” sign, the set is now enjoying a new home and family.

Along with the Pedestal Table and Matching Chairs Set, Just Fine Tables finally ( That’s Finally) completed the restoration and refinishing of a 1900’s chair found at an Estate Sale in the Highland Park area of downtown Birmingham, AL.  The chair as found was covered in coal dust that had accumulated over the years. Needless to say, the chair was dirty, and had to be cleaned thoroughly before one could return it to service.
The cleaning was done with God’s help (rain storm or two) over the past 6-8 months with some added personal ‘elbow grease’ to be able to see the chair’s potential.  The chair was then restored by firming it up structurally, painting it, and then distressing it for overall use and beauty.

RESTORED 1900’s HIGHLAND PARK ESTATE COAL BIN CHAIR:

1900'S HIGHLAND PARK ESTATE 'COAL BIN' CHAIR

1900’s HIGHLAND PARK ESTATE ‘COAL BIN’ CHAIR

 YES, the RESTORED COAL BIN CHAIR is also in BOOTH 47 / 469 at ENCORE RESALES.

 

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“ETHAN ALLEN” VINTAGE FARM STYLE TABLE and CHAIRS

On a recent trip to Tennessee and Texas, Just Fine Tables found a couple of beautiful table and chair sets that we thought would be great for our friends in Alabama.  One was a Solid Oak Pedestal Table with two (2) leaves and six (6) chairs and the other was an “Ethan Allen” Vintage Table with Pull-out Leaves and four (4) Matching Maple Chairs ( 2 Arm, 2 Side).  Because of personal issues, Just Fine Tables was only able to bring one of the dining sets back to Alabama on the trip.  As you can see from the title of this post, the “Ethan Allen” Vintage set made the return first.

VINTAGE “ETHAN ALLEN” FARM STYLE TABLE and CHAIRS:

VINTAGE "ETHAN ALLEN" TABLE AND MATCHING CHAIRS

VINTAGE “ETHAN ALLEN” TABLE AND MATCHING CHAIRS

And, here is the dining table showing the table with both pull-out leaves locked in place.

ETHAN ALLEN TABLE With PULL-OUT LEAVES (38" X 89")

ETHAN ALLEN TABLE With PULL-OUT LEAVES   (38″ X 89″)

Please know that the “Ethan Allen” table and chairs set was in great condition when we found it, especially considering its vintage age. The set could have easily gone directly into someone’s home as a valuable and useable asset. However, updating / refinishing the set to be more acceptable with today’s furniture tastes seemed to be a good idea.

The “ETHAN ALLEN” VINTAGE FARM STYLE TABLE and CHAIR SET was recently sold at ENCORE RESALES in BOOTH 47 / 469.

Since refinishing furniture is a step by step process with times of inactivity, one can use those breaks for other work.  So, while refinishing the table and chairs, we were successful in updating / refinishing another piece of furniture we had available.

In this case, the piece happened to be a “BASSETT”  CHEST on CHEST.

“BASSETT CHEST ON CHEST” AS SHOWN AT ENCORE RESALES:

CHEST ON CHEST of DRAWERS ( FIVE (5) DRAWERS)

CHEST ON CHEST of DRAWERS ( FIVE (5) DRAWERS)

 

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