I'm really excited to share these photos today. When we first saw our cottage last October, we saw that we had a glorious view out the dining room window, looking at the trees in all their fall glory. I knew that the spot would be ideal for a long rustic farmhouse style table, custom-sized to fit the space. Furniture building is not a skill I possess but I knew my blogger friend Chris did have this talent in spades.
I was excited at the prospect of having a piece custom built for my space by someone who I admire immensely. First step was figuring out the design inspiration. I was originally intrigued by this table but then thought the angle on the table legs might be problematic with my dining chairs which have a closed base. So then I decided on this x-base table. Chris had never made this particular style of table before but that didn't stop her from taking on the challenge. Here's a few in progress shots of my table in Chris' shop:
So many steps are involved! It was fun to watch the progress of my table on Chris' instagram. The table was made from solid Ontario pine and was a monster of a piece of a piece to move in and out of the UHaul trailer. But she (of course the table is a she!) arrived unscathed and looked just how I hoped she would in her new cottage home. Good thing because we're never ever moving that table again ;)
I wanted to have a bench on the other side of the table so Chris made that too. This was yet another design she hadn't built before but it turned out perfectly. Gah, I love these two pieces so much!