The focal point of any farmhouse kitchen is the table. Farmhouse tables are typically constructed of long planks of oak or other high-quality wood with richly carved supports and chair legs. Again these kitchens are designed to accommodate large gatherings so ample space is allowed for seating. If you are revamping a small space, this traditional farmhouse table look can still be achieved using a round table featuring the same rustic wood detailing. Next create a memorable farmhouse kitchen tablescape to round out the look. Incorporate vibrant provincial print textiles, traditional mason and canning jar accents and a rustic wooden centerpiece holding fresh wildflowers, fruits or vegetables. The possibilities are absolutely endless.
[Photo credit: Restoration Hardware]
Restoration Hardware boasts of a dining table collection that includes a 19th C. English farmhouse rectangular dining table of reclaimed wood. Crafted of salvaged pine, it features a long, planked top and spindle-turned legs and lends inimitable character and warmth to a farmhouse style kitchen. The farmhouse table features visible grooves, knots and cracks and the rough-hewn planks are sanded and waxed, creating tonal variations that make each table unique.