The words ‘harvest table’ bring to mind a fall feast with food and family. By definition, harvest tables are at least 6 feet long, narrow, and often have drop leaves. The style is said to date back to early American settlers.
Although harvest tables – also known as farmhouse tables – are generally associated with rustic, rural homes, modern interpretations make it possible to find them incorporated even in urban interiors.
This handmade item by Living Wood Design in Toronto features a live edge and chrome legs and can be custom-made to order.
In this rustic, coastal kitchen designed by Paul Massey in Cornwall, England, the table is the star of the show and can double as a work surface.
Many of the harvest tables found in homes today are modern creations from reclaimed or distressed wood. Finding an actual antique, like this circa 17th century French oak table seen at Antiek Amber in Belgium, is a rare delight!
Jonathan Sinke, a woodworker in Southern Ontario who builds everything from kitchen cabinets to custom furniture, crafted this harvest table from reclaimed barn wood.
The 14-foot harvest table for this home in Quebec was made from planks from the home’s original tamarack floors and is big enough to seat the owners’ 12 grandchildren.
Diana, who blogs about designing the interior of her 1905 home at Our Vintage Home Love, created the look of a farmhouse table using legs her father made for her and wood stained to resemble barn board.
When redesigning a kitchen for a client who is a chef, interior designer Carol Reed chose to keep the home owner’s existing table and incorporate it into the new space.
Justin Goring got his farmhouse table custom designed and built by The Cool Wood Company of Derbyshire, England. Goring requested a table made of sustainable wood that could be taken apart if his family ever needed to move.
This 22-foot-long oak table made by Homestead Heritage Furniture in Waco, Texas, weighs nearly 1,000 kg (2,200 lbs). The oak tree from which it was made had been hit by lightning and, where the center had burned out, the space was filled with an oak and turquoise inset.