Handmade-Custom Built Farm / Farmhouse Tables and More

We at JustFineTables.com have been extremely busy since our last post (i.e.  Aged Maple Farm Table Sept. 15, 2014) as we have been doing our best to fulfill direct customer orders while keeping our sales booth at Encore Resales stocked.  Of  course, customer orders take preference as they have a financial interest from the onset of construction, … and Just Fine Tables definitely wants to ensure customer acceptance upon completion to add to our list of very satisfied customers.

Our satisfied customers, as referenced in a previous post (i.e. “Custom Kitchen Farmhouse Table”) were responsible for the above Sept 15 order above and two additional orders of that style table… one before Christmas and one at the beginning of the new year.  The major differences in these two orders are the size of the respective table and/or the addition of one or two matching benches.

FYI; Additionally, the satisfied customers referenced here are also responsible for the custom ordered table shown below:

Square Oak Top Farm Table …To Match Existing Oak Furniture Pieces:

42" SQUARE OAK TOP FARM TABLE

42″ SQUARE OAK TOP FARM TABLE

 

Also, you should know that we have folks who view our offerings at Encore Resales and while they like what they see, they sometimes want something a little larger or smaller for their needs.  A perfect example of this is shown below in another custom built farm table.

100% Hand Built Trestle Farmhouse Table:

CUSTOM TRESTLE FARM TABLE (39.5" X 72")

CUSTOM TRESTLE FARM TABLE (39.5″ X 72″)

For example, shown below is the forerunner to the customer requested six foot trestle farm table shown above which now overlooks the beautiful Cahaba River in Hoover, AL.

COUNTRY FARMHOUSE TRESTLE TABLE:

COUNTRY FARMHOUSE TRESTLE TABLE (38 1/2" X 60")

COUNTRY FARMHOUSE TRESTLE TABLE (38 1/2″ X 60″)

YES, this Country Farmhouse Trestle Table, currently available at Encore Resales was the reference table for the Custom Trestle Farm Table.

And, in addition to these, Just Fine Tables and our partner, J’s-AVE, have been successful in a few other furniture items since our September post.  Some of these items items include the following:

A Customer Ordered Desk:

SMALL DESK w/ DRAWER CUSTOM BUILT for CUSTOMER

SMALL DESK w/ DRAWER CUSTOM BUILT for CUSTOMER

A VANITY w/ MIRROR:

VANITY w/ TWO DRAWERS & FLIP UP MIRROR

VANITY w/ TWO DRAWERS & FLIP UP MIRROR

ANTIQUE CHEST of DRAWERS w/ SIDE MOLDING DRAWER LOCKER:

ANTIQUE CHEST OF DRAWERS w/ DRAWER LOCKER

ANTIQUE CHEST OF DRAWERS w/ DRAWER LOCKER

And, another table… This one being one that was formerly a coffee table with a broken base.  This one was up-styled as shown below….

SMALL UP-STYLED HARVEST TABLE:

As we must get back to work building more tables and other fine items, Just Fine Tables and J’s-AVE hope that you have enjoyed this post and the pictures of items we have built or up-styled.  Please know that many of our offerings are made public at Encore Resales.

Feel free to visit Encore Resales and peruse the entire store for other vendor items; and of course, new furniture items from Encore Resales’ new furniture manufacturers.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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A New HANDMADE “AGED MAPLE” TOP FARM HOUSE DINING TABLE

Re (from previous post): Barn Wood Farm Tables As mentioned in our previous post we eluded to the idea of building farm tables with old barn wood**. Well, what we did not get to mention was that we were well on our way to doing so for a couple of great customers living now in Houston, TX. Below you will see the happy couple enjoying their first meal on their new Handmade “Aged* Maple” Barn Wood** Farm House Dining Table.

HANDMADE “AGED MAPLE TOP” FARM HOUSE DINING TABLE:

“AGED” MAPLE TOP FARM HOUSE DINING TABLE (39″ X 78″) Seats 8

The Farm House Table is one of the first major pieces of furniture in this couple’s new residence.
The table is 78 inches (6’6″) in length to easily seat up to eight (8) in comfort. We know the couple will enjoy the table for years to come.

*;  **:  “Aged” Maple / Barn Wood should actually be labeled ‘Chemically Aged’ Maple to look and feel like old barn wood.  Please know that Just Fine Tables has been experimenting with different ways to create the look and feel of old barn wood without incurring the time and expense of finding or purchasing real old barn wood direct.  And as of today, we have learned a couple of ways to Chemically Treat*** various types of wood (primarily: Pine; Oak; and Maple) to give the Old Weathered Look.

***: ‘Chemically Treat':  Please know that Just Fine Tables uses typical Household Chemicals to create the Old Weathered Look.  Most of the chemicals are both safe and even consumable.  Yes, you find many of them in your foods.

FYI: Just Fine Tables attempts to be Environmentally GREEN in every table or refinished furniture item we build or redo.  Granted, we do use some paints and finishes that are not as environmentally friendly as our aging chemicals mentioned above; however, we only use as much of these kinds of products as absolutely necessary to provide the beauty and benefits required of our customers; and our requirements of excellence.

Got to go for now.
p.s. This post is being created while sitting at the end of the table above.

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Handmade Kitchen Island and “Barnwood” Farm Tables

Our First Handmade Kitchen Island for 2014 was completed a few days ago.  Yes, Just Fine Tables finally built a Kitchen Island this year.  We had planned to build one earlier (suggested in a post 3-4 months ago), but a number of custom farm table orders have taken our time and as a this is a business, direct orders take priority over spec items.  However, here it is!

HANDMADE KITCHEN ISLAND:

HANDMADE KITCHEN ISLAND (30″ x 48″) w/ Lower Shelf

We currently have this Handmade Kitchen Island available to folks in the Greater Birmingham, AL furniture market at Encore Resales in Pelham, AL (This is the link to Encore’s Website-  http://EncoreResales.com).

NOTE:  Just Fine Tables just updated to WordPress 4.0 and as a result we are having some difficulties with media files and links.  As 4.0 is supposedly a better blog platform, it is not for us until we do some testing (i.e. kick it around, make some mistakes, find out how this really works… you know the drill) before we do a lot of updating of our blog / website.

PLEASE KNOW that we had planned to show you some of our ‘Barnwood’ items made with new wood turned into Old Barnwood (seriously), but with time not on our side and with this new WordPress 4.0 to learn, we’ll hold off for a few days.  In the meantime, enjoy the 1st 2014 Kitchen Island shown above.

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CUSTOM KITCHEN FARMHOUSE TABLE

The Custom Kitchen Farmhouse Table we have been building since our Wisconsin trip is complete and is now sitting in its family home.

CUSTOM KITCHEN FARMHOUSE TABLE:

CUSTOM KITCHEN FARM TABLE (42" X 62")

CUSTOM KITCHEN FARMHOUSE TABLE (42″ X 62″)

CUSTOM KITCHEN FARM TABLE (different view ):

CUSTOM FARM KITCHEN TABLE (42" x 62")

CUSTOM FARM KITCHEN TABLE (42″ x 62″)

Farm Table Construction: The Custom Kitchen Farmhouse Family Eating and Gathering Table was built with a solid maple top that was aged and lightly distressed to meet the customer’s desires.  The table apron was constructed with a combination of maple and oak with an accented painted lower edge of pine moulding.  The legs used were Portsmouth Farm Table legs from Osborne Wood Products in knotty pine.

In addition to completing the Farmhouse Table, we were successful in assisting our partner, J’s-AVE, in a few restorations / up-styling adventures.   These include a door from Wisconsin that we re-purposed as a chalkboardYes, the door is now a double-sided chalkboard.

TWO-SIDED ‘Old Swinging’ DOOR CHALKBOARD / DISPLAY:

TWO-SIDED OLD 'SWINGING' DOOR CHALKBOARD / DISPLAY

TWO-SIDED OLD ‘SWINGING’ DOOR CHALKBOARD / DISPLAY

…. and an Up-Styled ‘High End’ Parquet Top Coffee Table having two large drawers with a newly stained and finished top.  The base was painted in ‘country cream’ and lightly distressed accenting the original styling of the coffee table (SCHNADIG; Distinctive Tables By Designs)

PARQUET TOP COFFEE TABLE (from SCHNADIG):

PARQUET TOP Two-Drawer COFFEE TABLE

PARQUET TOP Two-Drawer COFFEE TABLE

For Reference: The Stylish Two-Drawer Parquet Top Coffee Table’s dimensions are approximately 30″ x 44″ x 20″.   It is currently available at Encore Resales.

and we rebuilt a dilapidated three drawer chest to be useful again.   The restoration included a new back and internal structural enhancements.  We also painted it a light gray to complete the restoration.
THREE DRAWER CHEST of Drawers:

3-DRAWER CHEST (18.5" x 40" x 33")

3-DRAWER CHEST (18.5″ x 40″ x 33″)

The Three Drawer Gray Chest of Drawers is also available at Encore Resales in Booth 47 / 469.

Must go for now.  We have only about 2 weeks to build a small country table and a kitchen island for our Encore Resales Booth… and a custom farm table, similar to the one highlighted above, for our daughter and husband in their new home in Houston, TX.

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ANTIQUE ESTATE FARM TABLE with HAND-CRAFTED COUNTRY HUTCH

An Antique Estate Farm Table and a Hand-Crafted Country Hutch have been combined for someone to enjoy in their country home.  The antique estate kitchen table is rectangular (41 inches wide and 55 inches long) with large drawers on the ends.  The country hutch is a two piece unit and is over five feet wide and six feet tall with deep shelves.

ANTIQUE ESTATE FARM TABLE:

Antique Estate Farm Table

Antique Estate Farm Table

COUNTRY HUTCH:

Country Hutch on Open Base (20" x 62" x 72" w/ 11" deep shelves)

Country Hutch on Open Base (20″ x 62″ x 72″ w/ 11″ deep shelves)

The antique table and the country hutch are currently on display in Booth 47 – 469 at Encore Resales for others to see and want to enjoy as we have. [FYI- Just Fine Tables has been enjoying the table (being used as both a table and as a  kitchen island) and the hutch in our home for the past several months.]

Just Fine Tables and J’s-AVE are currently ‘junkin’ in Milwaukee, WI following the delivery of the small oak trestle table here (i.e. the one we mentioned in the last blog post that had been on our drawing board for the past two years).  Below is the Handmade Custom Oak Trestle Kitchen Table as it sits in the customer’s home in Milwaukee.

HANDMADE CUSTOM OAK TRESTLE KITCHEN TABLE:

HANDMADE TRESTLE KITCHEN TABLE (36" X 60")

HANDMADE CUSTOM TRESTLE KITCHEN TABLE (36″ X 60″)

For our friends back in the Alabama and the South the folks here in Wisconsin have been complaining about the high humidity they have been experiencing.  We look at the folks with…”This Ain’t High Sweltering Humidity” with our puzzled expressions and think…what these folks would be thinking back home.  (p.s.  We’ll be back in Tennessee and Alabama soon.)

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CUSTOM SQUARE FARMHOUSE FARM TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES

Just Fine Tables finished the Two (2) Matching Benches to go with the Custom Square Farm House Table we built earlier for a new customer.  Here they are with the table and chairs in the customer’s home.

CUSTOM FARM HOUSE TABLE w/ MATCHING BENCHES and CHAIRS:

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

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

and for a closer look of the matching benches in the ensemble…

FARM HOUSE TABLE with MATCHING BENCHES

FARM HOUSE TABLE with MATCHING BENCHES

As you can see, these pictures show the table, benches, and chairs in the customer’s home where they will be used for many enjoyable meals and fun-filled family gatherings.

To have the benches match the table, we were successful in building the bench tops from the ends of two of the widest table top planks that remained from the table construction.  The legs used on the benches were obtained from one of our vendors, Osborne Wood Products Co., to match the big table legs which were also obtained from Osborne for the table.   The solid oak chairs were obtained by the customer from the American Oak Co.

For Your Perusal, we thought showing you some past table and bench projects might be an appealing idea.  So, to that end, enjoy looking over these:

Thick Pine Top FARM TABLE with MATCHING BENCH

Thick Pine Top FARM TABLE with MATCHING BENCH

RUSTIC FARMHOUSE TABLE & BENCH

RUSTIC FARMHOUSE TABLE & BENCH

Custom Farmhouse Table w/ Matching Bench

Custom Farmhouse Table w/ Matching Bench

TRESTLE FARM TABLE AND BENCH in Customer Home

TRESTLE FARM TABLE AND BENCH in Customer Home

 

This is one of our first big Farm House Tables with a Matching Bench. It is shown sitting in the customer’s home.

 

 

 

 

This table and bench were hand built from scratch (i.e. just raw materials).  It is shown as it was displayed at Encore Resales.  Please know that the ensemble found a home shortly after this picture was taken.

 

 

 

This table and farm table with matching bench was a replacement for a table that had been destroyed by fire.  The bench was added per customer request to provide seating for their grandchildren when they would visit Grandpa and Grandma.

 

 

 

And a Trestle Table Farm Table with Matching Trestle Bench built entirely from scratch to match a customer’s photo of a similar table.  The table and bench are shown here sitting in the customer’s home.  (This customer decided to get the table 1st and then get chairs to match.)

 

 

Got to go.  Must complete a coffee table to go to Encore Resales and … especially a small Solid Oak Trestle Table for a friend in Milwaukee, WI.  The small oak trestle table has been on the drawing boards for over two (2) years now.  Sometimes perfection takes a while.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Refinished Furniture ( Pedestal Table & Armoire Chest )

 In addition to Hand Building Custom Farm / Farmhouse Tables, Just Fine Tables Refinishes and Up-Styles Furniture Pieces needing a little TLC (i.e. Tender Loving Care) to make them more enjoyable.  To that end, we recently found an attractive Oval Pedestal Table and a Small Armoire Chest needing some updating attention.

The Oval Pedestal Table was one of those from SE Asia (i.e. Malaysia, China, Vietnam) with the simple and typical ‘natural color’ finish. When we found the pedestal table it was obvious that the table’s former owner had decided that the ‘natural finish’ wasn’t personal enough for their tastes. They had added paint spots, chewing gum, a couple of spider webs, and some storage moldy crap to “enhance” the table’s finish.

#### As we were not overly crazy about the former owner ‘enhancing additions'; …we sterilized the table, stripped the top, and sanded the table from top to bottom. We then applied our magic distressing technique to the top, stained it, and applied two coats of polyurethane as the final finish. For the apron and base, we primed, painted, and lightly distressed them for today’s look. … and VOILA’!

THE REFINISHED and UP-STYLED OVAL PEDESTAL TABLE:

OVAL PEDESTAL TABLE (42"x60")

OVAL PEDESTAL TABLE (42″x60″)

Hope you like our modifications.  NOTE: The table is currently displayed in Booth 47 / 469 at ENCORE RESALES until it finds a new owner who appreciates dining on a solid wood pedestal table that will last for many fine family meals.

And like the Oval Pedestal Table, Just Fine Tables Refinished and Updated a Small ARMOIRE / CHEST we found at a thrift store.  The Armoire Chest was solid wood and was in fair condition with some exceptions.

The exceptions were… that someone had apparently spilled a very dark staining substance on one corner of the chest, there wasn’t a clothes hanging bar in the closet part, and the base ‘feet’ had obviously been sitting in some water as there was some significant water staining and bulging of the wood there. (p.s. All five drawers of the chest were in near perfect condition with no paint, lipstick, gum, perfume, or other contaminant found, except for some expected dust and a paper clip or two.) (p.s.s. In other chests, we have found such things as … live 22 caliber bullets [twice], many photos, an old Errol Flynn movie brochure [Yeah!], a full set of Elk Horn knives [Yeah!], etc. also)

#### To rectify these issues, we cleaned everything from top to bottom, applied a stain blocker to the stained area, sanded everything as needed, built a clothes hangar bar, repaired the water damaged area of the base, and then primed and painted the armoire chest to a lightly distressed medium gray… hoping that this would enhance the interest in the chest by either a man or a woman. …. and VOILA! again

THE REFINISHED and UP-STYLED ARMOIRE-CHEST:

SMALL ARMOIRE CHEST w/ 5 Drawers and Closet

SMALL ARMOIRE CHEST w/ 5 Drawers and Closet

The Armoire Chest as shown was displayed in Booth 47 / 469 at ENCORE RESALES. It has found a new owner who felt the chest would be perfect for their small apartment.

Got to go. Must apply the polyurethane finish to the Two (2) Matching Benches to the Farm Table shown in our previous post (i.e. the 54″ Square Farmhouse Table) …and must get started building a Hutch Base and a Kitchen Island.

TILL THEN…. remember why America became Independent this 4th of July Weekendand Why AMERICA should Hold Fast in Keeping our Independent Freedoms!!.

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54″ SQUARE FARM HOUSE FARM TABLE

The 54″ Square Farm House Table is complete and is now sitting in its home.

54″ Square Farm House Table finished prior to delivery:

54" SQUARE FARM HOUSE TABLE

54″ SQUARE FARM HOUSE TABLE

And, … here is the table in its new home:

54" Farm Table At Home

54″ Farm Table At Home

The large square table top is constructed of wide oak planks and the table apron is oak plank also.  The legs are large 5″ Husky Farm Table legs from Osborne Wood Products Co.

The customer added four (4) solid oak chairs to match with the table from American Oak, Montgomery, AL.   The four chairs will be balanced soon with two (2) custom matched benches* to complete the ensemble.

*    The benches will be constructed from the cut off ends of two of the widest planks used in the table top.  This will make the benches exact matches to the table top.  The benches will be 100% oak with the bench legs purchased new from Osborne Wood Products Co.

( NOTE: The benches are built and are awaiting their final finishes. They will be complete by the end of the 4th of July Weekend! )

Hope you enjoy this short blog post update.  Maybe you would like a similar table?

 

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WINE BAR – BUFFET TABLE, CONSOLE TABLES, and ANTIQUE ROLLING OFFICE ARM CHAIR

For Our Furniture Friends and Customers in the Greater Birmingham, AL Furniture Market, Just Fine Tables has Built, Up-Styled, or Completed Both on the following items, .. WINE BAR – BUFFET TABLE; CONSOLE TABLES; and AN ANTIQUE ROLLING ARM CHAIR for some of your special furniture needs.

WINE BAR – BUFFET TABLE:

WINE BAR-BUFFET TABLE  (19 x 48 x 36)

WINE BAR-BUFFET TABLE (19 x 48 x 36)

This Wine Bar-Buffet Table ( our 2nd of 2014 ) has Sold and found a new home.  Feel free to contact Just Fine Tables (See Contact Tab in this Blog Header) should you desire one yourself.

METAL BASE CONSOLE TABLE with HANDMADE OUTDOOR WOOD TOP:

METAL BASE WOOD TOP CONSOLE (22"x62"x30")

METAL BASE WOOD TOP CONSOLE (22″x62″x30″)

This hard to find Metal Base for a Console / Table has Sold and found a new home. 

SERVER CONSOLE TABLE with “LIFT-OFF SERVING TRAY”:

SERVER TABLE with LIFT-OFF SERVING TRAY

SERVER TABLE with LIFT-OFF SERVING TRAY

Click This: LINK FOR MORE SERVER TABLE with LIFT-OFF SERVING TRAY DETAILS

and last, but not least… here is antique piece you don’t find everyday-

ANTIQUE BLACK SOLID WOOD ROLLING OFFICE ARM CHAIR:

ANTIQUE BLACK ROLLING OFFICE ARM CHAIR

ANTIQUE BLACK ROLLING OFFICE ARM CHAIR

Detail LINK for ROLLING OFFICE ARM CHAIR

PLEASE NOTE!: “”MANY OF THESE and OTHER ITEMS ARE CURRENTLY DISCOUNTED …… IN HONOR OF THOSE WHO SACRIFICED THEIR LIVES FOR US TO BE ABLE TO LIVE IN FREEDOM TODAY.””

***All Items are Currently Available at ENCORE RESALES, Pelham,AL.***

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Custom TRESTLE DINING FARM TABLE and BENCH

This Custom Trestle Farm Table and Bench was on the drawing boards before our trip out west.  Having returned, we immediately took our drawings and built the following:

Trestle Farm Table and Bench:

TRESTLE FARM TABLE AND BENCH in Customer Home

TRESTLE DINING FARM TABLE AND BENCH

The customer was very specific about the size of the table (36″ x 59″) and the sturdiness of both the table and bench.  All indications are that we accomplished the customer’s goals for the table and bench.

(Note 1: The customer had taken pictures of a similar table that a friend had built in their garage and asked us to duplicate that table as best as possible modified only for the size and strength requirements and the added bench  || Note 2:  We, at Just Fine Tables, love pictures of tables that our customers like and want.  Pictures help tremendously in allowing us to do our best for our customers.)

While on our trip out West, my partner and I were successful in securing some spending money with some items we picked up along the way. For example, we found these two chairs that we Up-Styled on our return that found new homes almost immediately.

MESH BACK UPHOLSTERED CHAIR

MESH BACK UPHOLSTERED CHAIR

UPHOLSTERED ROLLING ARM CHAIR

UPHOLSTERED ROLLING ARM CHAIR

 

 

These Were Fun to Up-Style!

 

 

And, we found this clean and simple End / Side Table on our trip.  We spruced it up by stripping the top and staining and distressing it.  The base and legs were painted black and lightly accent distressed.

Refinished SIDE / END TABLE

Refinished SIDE / END TABLE

Got to go for now.  More fun items are on the drawing boards for the general public of the Greater Birmingham, AL area …and, another major custom customer table is also on its way.

 

 

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