At The Rustic Connection our farmhouse tables are fully customizable and are bench-built by a skilled craftsmen in the heart of Illinois. This enables us to offer our farm tables in any size, shape, style or color. Farmhouse tables are available as either new wood tables or old reclaimed barn wood dining tables. Thick top tables, planked top farm tables, company board extension tables, painted kitchen tables are a few of the many options available. In addition to the traditional farmhouse table legs, farmhouse trestle tables and farmhouse pedestal tables are available. The possibilities are endless!
Reuse, repurpose, recycle, in a nutshell thats what I do. Woodworking is centuries old and people have been using wood tables for, forever. I carry on a tradition of making something beautiful and useful out of something old and discarded. To me this is fun and rewarding. My pieces haven't always been good or beautiful but as with any craft or profession the more I do the better I get. I often hear my pieces are "too beautiful to use", and should just be looked at, but if ...you really want to compliment me, use them, make them your own, cut on them, serve on them, use them over and over again and with time they will take on their own patina and have their own stories to tell of fresh summer fruit and late night snacks, because its the things we use that that have stories to tell, not the pieces on a shelf that never get touched.
I work with lots of different trees and Ive learned that people are often like trees, the older ones have stories to tell, the rings in a tree can say a lot, often the ugliest and hardest on the outside tend to be the most beautiful on the inside. But if we don't take the time to get to know them and see what their really made of on the inside, well we've all missed out on a lot.
My tables have a little part of me in each one, thank you for inviting me into your home.
There is absolutely no way I could do what I do without the support of my wife Katie, there simply aren't enough words to express her kindness, patience, hard work, diligence, and support. If I am a tree then she is a rock, strong and steady. Most people don't have names that define or describe their personalities, if we did mine would would probably be grumpy, or moody. She does have such a name and she not only lives up to it but exceeds it, how could her parents have ever known, Heavenly