Made in Devon: The Farmhouse Table Company
PUBLISHED: 10:48 29 July 2014 | UPDATED: 10:48 29 July 2014
We head into the kitchen to run our hands along one of the stunning contemporary farmhouse tables combining new materials with old from a company in Harberton
Like many artisan businesses, the Farmhouse Table Company began almost by accident when Sam Watts built a table for his own home.
“I had an idea that the table top needed to be really rustic and unique along with a really nice clean base with an interesting colour,” he explains.
“The wood for the top was sourced from an old local scaffolding reclaim yard which showed years of its previous working life: dings, dents, saw marks, nails and the odd sawmill stamp from when the board was originally milled. I knew that combining this with a clean base was going to be an interesting contrast.”
And he was right. The table went onto ebay - just to see how it would sell - and was sold to a pub in Oxford the next day. Another one followed and it sold equally quickly - and the Farmhouse Table Company was born.
The business has now moved out of their home and into a workshop just outside of Harberton.