|About Country Farm Tables
|Our Country Farm tables are all hand crafted to order and
can be made in any length, width or shape required.
Planked tops are built with the original tongue and groove construction, not machined.
Groove width and height differences between planks can vary due to the normal movement of wood
caused by temperature and humidity changes. These variations can be more noticeable in longer
tables and pine tables. These variations can cause a plate or glass to rock on the table top.
Plank widths can vary depending on material and top thickness but average 6-8”.
Planks can be equal width or random width.
Planked tops are available with or without a bread board ends.
Planked edges and corners will be rounded.
|Seamless Hand Scraped Top
|Standard Planked Top
|Finishing & Table Care
|All finishes in our Country Farm collection are made from bio-friendly organic materials which do not
include any toxic petrochemical products. This includes all paints, stains and clear coats. These
finishes are made from local sustainable plants, vegetables, trees, minerals and elements.
Country Farm finishes are very low VOC and non-toxic products. VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) is
a measure of the amount of material in the solvents in a can of paint that will evaporate from the dried
coating. These emissions can react with nitrogen oxides to create air pollution. Many paints, stains
and clear coats used today have VOC ratings ranging from 150 – 450 g/l. The VOC rating of our Plank
Top finishes range from 25-50 g/l. In addition to a very low VOC rating, all of the solvents in our Plank
Top finishes are non-toxic.
All Country Farm products are finished with 3 coats of very low VOC 100% natural urethane to form a
very hard and durable surface that is equal to, or better than, the more toxic polyurethane. We have
tested leaving red wine, baking soda, vinegar, 70% ethyl alcohol and 91% isopropyl on our surfaces
overnight (more than 12 hours) without effect. Our clear coats can best be described as a bio-friendly
Surfaces are easily cleaned with a damp cloth.
10 Mountain Road
Cape Neddick, Maine 03902
tel: 866.223.2757 or 207.363.9799
We offer our tables in the following materials:
Quarter Sawn Oak
A rough guide to the hardness of different wood (higher number = harder wood):
New pine 350-400
|All wood is dried to a 7-9% moisture content to minimize swelling and cracks.
Pine is the most economical material, stains nicely and, since our tables are already distressed, can be
an excellent choice. Since pine does have knots, they can bleed through painted surfaces, particularly
with lighter colors. However, knots do add character to distressed wood tops. Bleed through on painted
finishes can be avoided with a maple top.
Cypress is extremely decay and insect resistant due to the naturally occurring preservative known as
cypressine. Therefore, a Country Farm table constructed out of cypress can be used outdoors!
Wormy maple has some unique markings to provide additional character to the maple wood. The
Ambrosia beetle causes the wormy pattern in Soft Maple lumber and the result is very unique-looking
lumber. The wood has beautiful brown and gray stripes with small worm holes, which does not affect the
final performance of the lumber in any negative way. Maple is an excellent choice for painted tops to
avoid potential bleed through from knots.
Oak is a hard wood with distinct grain patterns. Quarter sawn oak provides a more uniform grain pattern
than plain sawn oak. Oak can be stained or painted. The grain on painted oak will still be visible.
Wood planks in a seamless top will be glued together with no groove between the boards. The different
wood planks in a seamless top will be visible but the differences between planks will vary with the wood
type and grains of the planks used in each specific top.
Seamless plank widths can vary depending on material and top thickness but average 4-6”.
Seamless planks can be equal width or random width.
Seamless tops are available with or without a bread board end.
Edges on seamless tops without bread board ends can be finished with either a rounded or thumbnail
edge. Seamless tops with bread board ends can only be finished with rounded edges.
The surface of a seamless top can be:
Smooth – the seamless surface will be hand and machine sanded smooth.
This top is not glassy flat but is our smoothest surface.
Hand Scraped – the hand scraped seamless surface can be uneven and will included random light
undulations generated by hand scraping. This surface appearance approximates an original old table.
Most of our wood options come in 3 different thicknesses:
Standard .75” to .875” thick
Thick 1.25” to 1.50” thick
Extra Thick 1.75” to 2.00” thick
Structurally any of our tables can be made in any of the table top thicknesses. Table top thickness is a
design decision based on the type of legs used and the overall look desired.
The average plank width used for our Country Farm tables is 6 – 8” wide for planked construction and 4
– 6” wide for seamless tops. On request, tables can be supplied with wider plank widths. The width of
wider planks will depend on plank length, plank thickness, type of wood and specific wood availability.
Our tables are normally hand distressed to provide the character of an aged table. Distressing can be
specified as light, medium or heavy. We can also supply a very light distressing which will approximate
no distressing. Distressing applies to both stained and painted tables.
All of our tables can be finished completely stained, completely painted, or with a stained top and a
painted based. All exposed surfaces receive our protective clear coats.
For completely stained tables the same wood used on the table top should be used on the table base
(apron, legs, trestle, pedestal). If only the top is stained and the base is painted, pine can be used for the
base to reduce overall cost. Since our tables are bench-made, the underside edge of the table top will be
painted if the table is supplied with a painted base and a stained top.
If a complete table or a table base is going to be painted, it can be specified as
Rubbed, Rubbed & Peeled, Glazed & Rubbed or Glazed, Rubbed & Peeled:
Rubbed painted finishes show small areas of the paint rubbed off,
revealing light brown stained wood underneath.
A Rubbed & Peeled finish is similar to a Rubbed finish,
but will include random and scattered spots of peeled paint.
Glazed & Rubbed finishes are similar to a Rubbed finish, but also includes a light brown glazing applied
over the paint to provide a more antiqued finish. The glaze changes the color of the paint.
A Glazed, Rubbed & Peeled finish is similar to a Rubbed & Peeled finish, but will include our light
brown glazing. This finishing treatment provides the best appearance of an old piece of furniture
discovered at the family barn.
We can also apply a Two Color Rub or Two Color Rubbed & Peeled in which one paint color is applied
over another and then rubbed or rubbed & peeled off to reveal the underneath color and the light brown
stained wood. Two color finishes are also available with glazing.
All of our rubbed paint finishes can be applied with a light, medium or heavy rub depending on how
much of the top color should be removed to achieve the targeted appearance.
We can also can supply painted finishes with no rub (solid).
|Preference for rub and distressing is selected separately.
For example, you could have a table with light rub and heavy
distressing or vice versa.
rubbed & glazed