Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Harvest Tables and Winter Reflections

This time of the year is a more quiet time of the year for us. We don't do many shows over the winter. Many of the projects I purchased at the end of the summmer and Fall now get my full attention in the shop.

Harvest tables are one of our largest selling items. So this week now that I have lots of time on my hands I am combing thru the many parts and pieces I have saved for the construction of these tables. It is my hope that this week will give a good start on a large inventory of these table once we get into show season. 
I try to always use as much vintage lumber for the tables as I can find. The tops are pieced together from old flooring, plank doors, barn wood and any other wood that I can find that has history and character. Much of the wood I find needs to be stripped of paint when it is turned into tops for my table. This isn't a process I enjoy so much but the wood that is exposed makes for such a beautiful top when I am done that I aways feel rewarded for my efforts.

I am finding myself enjoying this process this week even more than usual. It is a gift to be able to create and as the snow gently falls outside my windows I feel gratitude to be able to do something with my hands and my heart that I love so much.

1 comment:

Bob Can said...

Hi.. Great post. Well You have discussed here few things about Harvest Tables and your images also looks great. Keep this type of posting.