Saturday, September 04, 2010

Behold the Table!

My husband arranged with his brother that he would raise a pig for him in exchange for a new dining room table, and my brother-in-law agreed. The table was delivered today, and what a massive table it is! Made of reclaimed poplar with antique barn beams, it's an original design of my brother-in-law's. Some of you are familiar with his etsy store, Strong Oaks Woodshop, which also makes Waldorf playstands. Since we're expecting our eighth child in October, this large table is a timely addition to our house: we were really starting to crowd one another at the supper table. And my husband, like many men, couldn't stand it when all the dishes "jumped" whenever someone bumped our old table. But this slab-and-beam is truly more to his masculine taste: it won't be so easily shifted.

I don't know what my brother-in-law will name this design, but something along the lines of "A Man's Table" might be appropriate. If you're interested in a table of this style, feel free to contact Strong Oaks for pricing and customization.

11 comments:

LeeAnn Balbirona said...

Wow, it's a monolith! And beautiful! My husband would have loved that. And congratulations on the new baby you are expecting. I always get cheered up reading your blog. :)

Ruth said...

Wow! I love it!!!

Elenatintil said...

And there was rejoicing throughout the land... hurrah, what a beautiful, much needed table!

Dana said...

It looks to be a wonderful table. Those Schmiedicke men are truly talented in a wide variety of things.

Amy said...

Love the table and love your house in the background. I love all things earthy and manly! Beautiful! What a blessing for your family!

littleones said...

Beautiful table!! And it looks like one that will be passed down for generations!

Btw, quite odd but I dreamed about you and your family the other night totally out of the blue, but as always when I dream of real people I prayed for all of you! Hope all is well with all of you!

Hummingbirder said...

I love your new table! We may be getting one ourselves, made by the Amish. There's nothing like a good, sturdy, family table. Congrats!!

Emily G. said...

What a beautiful, strong table. It looks like the perfect table for a big family dinner surrounded by happy children faces. What kind of chairs/benches are you pairing it with?

Congratulations! I didn't know about #8. What day are you due? I myself am due the 4th of October, with my second.

Victoria Rose said...

YEAH!!! Regina's having a baby! Regina's having a baby! Actually, I've known for several months, but I was sworn to secrecy. ;) Congrats and I hope that he or she will have a safe and beautiful delivery.

Btw, awesome table! It looks like a table that belongs in Rohan.

~Vicki M.

~Celeste~ said...

What a great table!

I just browsed onto your blog and thought I'd say hello. Really enjoyed reading some of your entries.

Congrats on your pregnancy!

Plain and Joyful Living said...

Oh I just love it! We are praying for one like that to make our way to our home.
Enjoy.