"I promised Maggie I would build her a table."
In 2007, my wife Maggie and I were on a mission to find the perfect farm table for our newlywed home. We scoured countless furniture stores, but none of the options quite fit the bill. The tables we found were either too small, too expensive, or made of cheap materials like particle board. We were left feeling frustrated and disappointed.
But then, I had an idea. Why not build our own table? I promised Maggie that I would create a table that would not only meet our exact specifications, but also stand the test of time. No shortcuts, no compromises. We would use only the finest quality hardwood to ensure the table would be a cherished piece in our home for generations to come.
Excited by the prospect of creating something truly unique and special, we began planning out our project in detail. We sketched out our ideal design, sourced the best materials, and invested in the necessary tools and equipment. And with each step, our anticipation grew.
Finally, the day arrived when we put everything together and saw our finished table for the first time. It was even more beautiful and perfect than we could have imagined. And we knew that our table-building adventure would always be a cherished memory for us both.
Soon after building our first table, friends and family began asking for one of their own. What started as a hobby and promise to my bride, unwittingly turned into a full-time pursuit.
In 2010, Rustic Trades Furniture was born out of a passion for quality craftsmanship and a love for creating beautiful, handcrafted tables. Each table we produce is thoughtfully crafted by skilled artisans who take pride in their work and pay meticulous attention to every detail.
Our process is deeply personal, and it shows in the finished product. From the selection of the finest materials to the finishing touches, every step is done with care and intention. It’s no wonder that our tables have become treasured pieces in homes across the country.
As we began to expand our collection, we decided to name our first table models after our own children, who have been a constant source of inspiration and joy. Allow me to introduce you to our brood:
This is Weston. He is kind-hearted, thoughtful, and always concerned with the well-being of others. He fits in well with all types of people. From his baseball team to a group of adults, Weston will never shy away from any setting.
The Weston table has evolved into five variations, though each maintains the signature balustrade design. The base options can accommodate many different sized needs and, just like our son, will fit in well to many different environments.
This is Emerson. She is creative, soft-spoken and thorough at everything she puts her mind to.
The Emerson table is one of our more compact trestle-style designs, which maximizes seating and legroom around the table. It’s a quiet workhorse, with a classic appearance that doesn’t solicit too much attention. Check out the Emerson table here.
Last but not least is our youngest, Braylon. She is a firecracker that attracts attention everywhere she goes. She is tough as steel and plays hard.
We named all of our metal industrial bases after Braylon. We offer a wide range of designs to inspire many unique compositions.