Rustic Farmhouse Table

Table 7.PNG

(Above photo by Jessica Salomone)

Hello again! It’s been awhile since my last project post, so let me introduce myself.  My name is Tim and I am trained carpenter with over 10 years experience.  I started Twin Orchards when my twin boys were a few months old and have enjoyed being home with them while crafting original wood designs.

I worked with the Jessica Salomone Design to create this beautiful Rustic Red Oak farmhouse table for the O’Kelley’s. I also crafted a custom TV Unit and solid walnut wood shelves for their gorgeous home in Virginia.  Before the start of every project I visit my local sawmill to select the perfect wood for the piece.


The O’Kelley family wanted a rustic farmhouse table that could fit both their immediate and extended family.  With this in mind I designed a ‘breadboard’ farmhouse table with wood leaves allowing for a 10′ long x 3.5′ wide.  I chose a Rustic Red Oak which has beautiful mineral veins in it and really highlights the grain of the wood.

Table 1

After constructing the table top I created detailed edging between the boards as well as some distressing to capture the rustic look.

Table 2

Here is an in-process photo of the trestle base that the O’Kelley’s chose for their table.

Table 8

Dark ebony stain enhances the grain patterns and mineral variations in the wood.  Rustic red oak also has interesting ‘imperfections’ like the worm hole shown in the bread board above.

Table 3

Ebony stain with a gray-wash glaze give the table a beautiful distressed, well-worn and well loved look.

Table 4

Table before the final touches and finishing.

Table 7

(Above photo by Jessica Salomone)

And here is the final product in the O’Kelley’s beautiful home.  Shown here is the 7′ table; hidden leaves allow it to extend up to 10′ with comfortable seating for 8! I love how well the dark stain of the table pops against the clean white walls and blue tones of the room.  Creating this table was one of my favorite and largest projects to date!

As always please send me an email at if you have an idea about a custom woodworking project – I’d love to design a custom piece for your home!


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