While we have made many, many beautiful and interesting tables this one is arguably the most impressive piece we have ever done. It is a conference or banquet table that is twenty-two feet long and forty-four inches wide made from just two boards. Probably somewhere along the way in the history of tables, there has been something like this made before but I suspect this is the perhaps the only one anywhere like it. And… there is a great back story to it.
Prior to the invention of the threshing machine, wheat was planted, harvested, threshed, and ground to flour, all by hand. (If you are interested, a somewhat detailed story of how this was all this was done can be found in one of my blogs that can be accessed from our website thehandmadetable.art.)
But for now, the boards used for this piece were taken from the “threshing floor” of an old New England barn. The barn had been taken down and the lumber separated out and sold off. I bought a large bundle of flooring and these boards, unknown to me at the time of purchase, were in that bundle. The species is yellow polar. One of the fun things about it is the juxtaposition of the incredibly old and large slabs of wood at the top and the contemporary style of the base.
If you are looking for something that you can be sure of is a one-of-a-kind piece, this would be it.