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A guide to buying a farmhouse table

The farmhouse table can trace its roots to the earlier kitchens where the table was not just a place to eat, but a work place where food is prepared. The original farmhouse tables were long tables that had drawers either at the end or on the side or both. There, knives and other kitchen utensils were stored. The farmhouse table is a popular style of table nowadays.

Wood

The farmhouse table is made of wood. The earlier tables were made of pine, though you can find tables made of other woods as well. The wood of the antique farmhouse tables are worn from use. There are tables that are made to look like old tables which have been distressed and finished in such a manner, so as to give them the "patina" of age. Tables can be made of reclaimed wood as well.

Where to buy

Antique farmhouse tables are still available at antique stores, online or at auctions. These tables will, most likely, be expensive. You may, however, be able to find antique stables at other places as well, such as rummage stores or yard sales. New versions of the old are available at furniture stores. These table will be made to look old and will be built with various degrees of quality. When you buy a newer farmhouse table, check the construction and especially, the connection of the legs.

Custom tables

Buying farmhouse tables is not necessary. It is possible to make handmade farmhouse tables that can be done at a fraction of the price as new ones or antiques. The wood The wood does not have to be new, but can be reclaimed or left over from an older project. The wood can be finished in any colour that you like or even painted. You can even distress the wood to make it look old. Since you will be making it, you can choose the dimensions that you like or need. If you cannot build the table yourself, you can have the table built for you according to your specifications. You can also pick the finish, choose the number drawers as well as the position of the drawers. You can even have drawers on the ends and the sides as well.

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