Happy Father’s Day


The completion of the new FFTB showroom is finally down to what feels like the homestretch. We’re hoping, anyway. Our friends would probably say that I’ve been saying this for about a year now. The main reason why it’s taken so long is because Michael has insisted on doing most of the work himself. As… Read more »

Common Questions Answered About Hall Trees


Hall trees are one of the most popular furniture pieces we create for our customers. We’ve been privileged to successfully design and build hall trees that uniquely fit into homes in many States. Hall trees are most often placed in a mud room, or other front or back entranceway. They are a great spot to… Read more »

Our New Addition


On a very cold day in December 2016 we started our new addition. We already had the foundation in place which currently houses our finishing shop. Our temporary showroom shares some of that space, too. The addition, which is connected to our house, will become the permanent furniture showroom. Why it is connected is a… Read more »

Barn Doors: A Trend in Newer and Older Homes – and not just for BARNS!


Barn doors are hugely popular right now.  Interest in barn doors (including entertainment centers with sliding barn doors covering the cabinets) has only increased among our customers. Let’s talk about the most important things you need to know if you’re thinking about having a barn door custom-made to slide across an entranceway or closet opening… Read more »

The Origins & Species of Our Reclaimed Woods


The Origins & Species of Our Reclaimed Woods We get the question, “What are the origins and types of wood species in our wood furniture?” a lot! So we decided to share with you our answer. The materials used in our handcrafted pieces reflect the custom nature of our work—reclaimed wood.  Let’s first peek at… Read more »

Building with Reclaimed Wood … AND New Wood Too


Our brand is still about building custom pieces of furniture using reclaimed wood from old barns. No change there. But believe it or not, we’re building more pieces of furniture using new wood (also known as “virgin wood”) too. This is due to many customer requests. It often makes perfect sense too. Here’s why. Reclaimed… Read more »

How to Choose the Right Table Style – Shape, Seating Capacity


Many of our customers assume that all farmhouse tables should be rectangular in shape. But that shape may not be the best one for their needs. Our home, for instance, is an old farmhouse with very square rooms. The best shape for our family’s kitchen table is either square or round because these shapes best… Read more »