As mentioned earlier, it all started with a wife who wanted a $5,000 farm table from one of those elegant furniture stores you see on Fifth Avenue. She had good reason; several small kids in the family needed a strong table, at the time using a glass dining table which doesn’t go well with little children, so all viable reasons to get a solid wood table to survive lifetime abuse of growing kids and satisfy the wife’s design lusting… but after hearing the price she was told she’s out of her mind -no way.
After looking further into the design of these so called $4-$6k farm tables, we determined it was time to dust off our carpentry tools and attempt to create a farm table the wife and family would like. We researched some plans online and used some of our own ideas to modify the plans and in the end, we came out with an awesome rustic looking farm table. We say, only through the grace of Jesus did this first farm table succeed so easily. Giving Him credit and not knowing what to call it, we just called it the “Jesus Table”. Working with wood was a hidden skill at the time only God knew about. The wife was blown away, happy, and the kids failed to break it – all good things.
After the first Jesus Table was built, families and friends wanted one ASAP. People were getting rid of their old tables and waiting on a new Jesus Table to be built. After seeing so much internal demand for solid wood furniture like this, the light shined down telling us “it’s go time”, start building, share the gifts you’ve been given, use your hands and share My story. We had no idea of the general popularity solid wood tables have. Then it started to make sense; TV shows talk about farm tables and rustic furniture styles frequently and quality wood furniture from hundreds of years ago you still see being used today. Wood hardens as it ages, and it’s strength remains. Thinking about it all some more…. we also remember seeing family heirloom tables passed down from generations and they’re all still standing strong. Long story short, this is how it started.