If the kitchen's the heart of the home - the kitchen table is the soul of the heart... right? A table is as much about its use and its history as it is about the physical piece. I'm realizing that the beauty of my favorite tables is really the memories of sitting around them. Okay, so I've got a farmhouse table fetish. I am constantly on the lookout for surfaces to repurpose. Here are a few I fell for during a trip to Northern Italy last summer.
Below I've taken a nineteenth century pine panel door which is smooth on one side (whaaat?). I found it at my favorite architectural salvage yard and added simple legs from reclaimed three-quarter inch fir. I'll complete it with dominoes, a few bottles of red, and half dozen well worn friends.