Saturday, May 25, 2013

Vermont Farm Table

Doing research for a current project I found an exceptional Vermont furniture maker whose work and shop I want to share with you. Yesterday I drove to Burlington where Vermont Farm Table is housed in a stunning, historic brick building steps from the city's downtown marketplace.

I was looking for a dining table ~ which the company handcrafts of the highest quality materials, with traditional mortise-and-tenon joinery, and finishes with environmentally friendly oils ~ and I needed custom work. What I found exceeded my expectations.

A seemingly endless array of options is available - size, finish, and the choice of a variety of kiln dried American hardwoods or locally reclaimed historic materials from New England and Canada.

The style of the base is also up to you; they have 13 standard base designs to choose from and also offer custom design consultations.

The hidden, interior workings of extending tables are as beautiful as the surface finishes. Built by hand and constructed to last a lifetime, these are future heirlooms.

In addition, the company produces benches, side and occasional tables and small kitchen goods ~ solid-wood rolling pins, cutting boards and utensils.

Vermont Farm Table is planning on launching a new line of kitchen goods late this summer. Here is the 'final round' of muddler designs that should be in the shop by mid-June. Photos of additional works in progress and new projects can seen on the company tumblr blog, Made in Vermont.

photo credit: Vermont Farm Table

To accompany their dining tables, the Vermont Farm Table shop showcases these handcrafted, authentically reproduced Windsor Chairs made in Rhode Island by Warren Chair Works. Here the traditional design features a stylish Contemporary update and is so comfortable one will be lingering at the table.

Also currently in the store one can find the work of other Vermont artisans including these fantastic wood bowls by Edward Lincoln of Pine Street Turnings.

And the beautiful textiles of Creative Women. I left with a pair of gorgeous hand towels for the guest bath.

Vermont Farm Table is located at 206 College Street in Burlington; if you can't stop by in person, visit the website to read about the history of the company, get detailed information, and see additional photographs of their work.