This island was commissioned by a client who wanted a ruggedly beautiful centerpiece to anchor her elegant provincial kitchen.
The design evokes the character of a centuries old farm table from the French countryside with the venerable wear and tear that tells the family stories of countless generations.
The top is reclaimed White Oak salvaged from a timberframe Amish barn. These boards were originally part of the threshing floor where grain was separated from straw and husks.
Special accents include Dutchman patches, bowtie keys, and walnut splines. The finish is an environmentally friendly European hardwax oil that is both food safe and durable. It has been lovingly hand rubbed to a satin sheen.
The island cabinets were professionally finished with Annie Sloan chalk paint.