The Country Farm Table has arrived a long manner out of its humble origins. Earliest mentions date back to the early Greeks. They have been utilized in medieval castles in which dishes have been shot in that the Great Hall. All of the people of this castle packed about a long narrow dining table, seated on rough wooden seats. Its close cousin, the refectory dining table, was utilized in monasteries and seminaries. Designed to be portable, the dining table consisted of big boards of wood laid across a trestle so it might be picked up and transferred away as soon as the meal was completed.
The American Farmhouse table developed to fulfill the fundamental demands of the settlers. They were generally made from slabs of Eastern White Pine, the very abundant lumber accessible in Colonial times. Structural timbers were converted into table legs or trestles. Families and farm employees were usually wrapped around a fundamental bench or 2. The lumber that they used wasn't treated or kiln dried, forming cracks and spins as it air dried. The soft walnut immediately revealed the wear and tear of everyday use. The table served several functions somewhere to eat, a useful workbench, a baking board, a counter for canning and preserves. However, above all, the rough hewn table has been somewhere to assemble in the end of a hard day's work on the farm. All these antique Colonial Farm tables are tough to find now, and can cost tens of thousands of dollars.