Our Story

Our Story

“I promised Maggie that I would build her a table.”

The story of Rustic Trades Furniture started with the same need you may find yourself with as you read this: My wife and I needed a dining table.

We looked everywhere for the big, beautiful farm table of our dreams. As newlyweds, we moved into our new house in 2007. We were just married and facing a rough time like many Americans then. So, with no furniture we left our television on the floor and turned our attention to finding the perfect dining table.

Our search led us to countless furniture stores and warehouses, but we always left frustrated. The cost of the tables we found rarely matched the quality. When we thought we found the perfect rustic, farm table, we were blown away by the poor quality compared to the price.

That’s when I told Maggie I’d build her a farm table. And it would be a table that would last our entire lives. No particleboard, just real wood.

What started with a promise to my bride turned into a hobby and in 2010 Rustic Trades Furniture was established. Each dining table is made differently and with lasting quality that’s hard to find in a furniture store. We named our tables after our children as we found deep sentimental value in our work. Each table is uniquely crafted and has personality of it’s own, just like our family.

This is our son Weston. He is fun, energetic, and loves to play. He is energized by community and activities. Gather around your Weston table. The Weston started as a trestle and now has five models. The base is strong and can support any shape top, big or small. Check out our Weston models here.

This is our daughter Emerson. She is thoughtful, intentional, and loves close relationships. The Emerson was our first trestle table which maximizes seating and leg room around the table. Gather and build community around your Emerson table. Check out the Emerson table here.

And lastly, but certainly not least, is our youngest daughter Braylon. She is a firecracker that attracts attention in any room. We named all of our metal industrial bases after Braylon. There are many different variations of the Braylon, but all with metal bases. Check out our Braylon series here. 

These days I’m focused on improving each farm table every time I make one. I’m always researching and improving the stains, finish and quality of each table because I understand the investment you’re making. I know this isn’t just another piece of furniture for you. For some of you, this dining table could hold countless family meals and last for generations. For others, it’s a piece of art that can’t be put on a wall.

We hope Rustic Trades Furniture can be part of your family’s story. Call or email us, we’d love to start working on your next piece of furniture.Clay_Adams_Signature