Find a beautiful antique or architectural farm table for your home
Antique furniture adds elegance, beauty and a distinct style to any home. The rareness and uniqueness of such timeless pieces further adds to their value and charm. If this particular style appeals to you, there are many opportunities available today to own your very own piece of antique or architectural furniture, whether you are looking for a beautiful mirror, fine cabinet, or an old-fashioned chair or farm table.
Farm tables offer a more unusual choice in antique collection pieces as a home furnishing, though they can easily be used as an attractive centrepiece or even as a work table in a work shop, garage or tool shed. They are a great complement to any old architectural style building. These genuinely antique looking tables, individually hand crafted by skilled artisans, are constructed from reclaimed building materials and antique items, providing accurate provincial detail with an historical feel.
There are various types of farm tables available to the collector or designer, including mission style tables, round tables with an ogee edge, and trestle tables. The legs may be turned spindle, tapered shaker style, made from brushed steel or copper, or from industrial machine parts, while the table tops are cleverly fashioned from different varieties of reclaimed wood. The tables are made in a range of different lengths and sizes, from about 4 feet to about 9 or 10 feet long.
Farm tables can look great in almost any setting, and are often enhanced by the various types of finishes given to the wood. A semi-rustic oiled finish shows up beautifully and gives an authentic antique feel. Often, just a smooth natural finish will give the desired effect, or you may prefer a stain finish of various shades, such as a brown maple stain, for added interest. Some tables can also have a matte lacquer finish or a bleached semi-rustic finish, while oil and wax stains are quite popular with this style of table as well.
The rustic or semi-rustic look of these tables comes from genuine reclaimed wooden beams that have been salvaged from late nineteenth century and pre-depression era buildings, and the landfill. The timber for the tabletops and legs of these tables can be from reclaimed oak beams, antique heart pine or white pine, for example, which truly helps to provide an old world aura and warmth that just can�t be found anywhere else.
These very versatile tables can be used in a number of ways. They often make the perfect addition to a breakfast nook in a rustic or country style kitchen, or may even be used as a computer desk. Often they can be custom built, so that you can have a farm table that is the perfect size, colour and style for your living space. Regardless of which particular antique table style appeals to you, each unique, beautifully hand crafted piece makes a valuable addition to any antique furniture collection.
Olde Good Things is one of the largest antique and architectural dealers in the country. You can find the perfect farm table on their website listing, which is continually updated: http://www.ogtstore.com/antique-furniture/farm-tables.html
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