|About Old English Pine Farmhouse Tables
|Old English Pine tables are crafted from old timber reclaimed from the roof joist or flooring of old
buildings. Exposure of this wood to the elements over the years has produced beautiful and weathered
surfaces. The old timber from England was selected for its graining and distinctive characteristics then
de-nailed, planed, and cut. The lumber is imported from England and then each table is hand made to
order in any size required.
After being sanded and hand waxed, the result is a finished piece which resembles a genuine antique.
Each item is unique and handmade using “old world” workmanship which may cause slight
differences in measurements. The minor splitting, cracking and crazing that may occur creates the
antique but spirited look that is part of the charm and appeal of these tables. By acquiring this piece of
Old English Pine, you have eliminated the need to cut a new tree and have acquired a history-laden
heirloom that can be passed on to future generations.
|Old English Pine tables are offered with your choice of 14 leg options, 5 stretcher bases, 5 trestle bases
or 4 pedestal bases, with rectangular, oval or round tops. Custom designs and sizes are also available.
|Turned Leg Stretcher
|Extra Large Tavern
|For most tabletop repairs and also for yearly (or semi-annually) maintenance, use only the LIGHT
BROWN color of wax. Apply a small, LIGHT COAT of the wax evenly with a soft cloth and an EASY touch.
Wipe off the excess immediately before drying to prevent uneven marks. It may be necessary to work
small areas at a time rather than to try and finish a large area all at once. No sanding is needed for this
procedure! After you have an even finish, let dry for 5-10 minutes and then buff with a clean, dry, soft
cloth. This procedure may have to be repeated until the scratch/ring fades and blends. Rubbing harder
or applying a large chunk of wax will not help and may cause more problems.
HINT: It is easier to work with a softened wax from the can. Set an open can in the sun for a few
minutes to soften it. You should not use cold hard wax.
Once again, DO NOT RUB HARD either when applying the wax or when buffing. Rubbing too hard
results in wax removal. (It sticks back to your cloth.) When doing the above procedure, you are using
the new wax as an activator to loosen the existing wax and re-distribute it.
NEVER use steel wool when applying wax or buffing!!! Although the wax container may indicate that
you can, we highly discourage the use of steel wool on pine by the novice user. The steel wool closes to
pores in the wood and prevents it from absorbing any additional wax or color. In extreme cases, a "00"
or "000" grade of steel wool may be used to refinish an entire top to make severe marks blend evenly.
You should not try to use steel wool in only one spot.
DO NOT USE HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS (Pledge, 409, etc.) AT ANY TIME ON OLD ENGLISH PINE
FURNITURE. USE ONLY wax to clean or repair.
The waxed top of your table is relatively easy to maintain. Spills of cold liquids (juice, sodas, etc.) can
be easily wiped with a damp cloth. This is all you should have to use for the daily maintenance of your
table. HOT/WARM ITEMS will leave rings, etc., and the table must be protected the same way that you
would protect any fine furniture. If you get a hot ring/mark on your table that is still very noticeable
after re-waxing the entire top, you may have refer to a more detailed repair.
10 Mountain Road
Cape Neddick, Maine 03902
tel: 866.223.2757 or 207.363.9799
|Waxed & Stained Finishes
Most of our tables are only available stained. We offer the Old English Pine Tables in a either a waxed
or stained finish.
There are pluses and minuses to both finishes. Since it is a wood table, both finishes require the use
of place mats, coasters and hot pads to keep from creating water or heat marks on the surface of the
A waxed finish provides a rich, low luster, softer surface. The advantage of wax is you can re-wax the
surface to restore the finish and cover minor wear marks. Since the wood is already distressed, the wax
also tends to blend in any more significant scratches or damage. If something major happens the wax
can be removed, the surface sanded, and then re-waxed.
A stained surface is a tougher, more durable surface. Water marks take a lot longer to form and, since
we use a water based varnish, in most cases, water marks will disappear when they dry. The
disadvantage to this finish is, if the surface is scratched, it will require professional repair to fix it. Of
course, since the wood is distressed to begin with, minor marks just increase the character of the table
top and do not stand out.
|Extra Large Taper
|Extra Large Farmhouse
|Extra Large Tavern
|Square Leg Stretcher
|Large Tahoe Stretcher
|Barrel Leg Stretcher