Wellsworks Furniture Farm Table

by | Aug 16, 2018 | All Things Home, Decorating, Kitchen, My House, Room Makeovers | 31 comments

Within a couple of weeks of moving into our new house, my mom and I picked up a table and chair set off of craigslist.  The size was perfect and I loved the little scalloped, dotted detail around the apron.  I thought it was the perfect candidate for painting and refinishing and would see our family through the high school years and beyond.

But, as it happens with some purchases, this one wasn’t as perfect as it seemed.  The top, that I thought was solid wood, was actually veneer and it was chipping off in a few places.  I thought it was sturdy, but it turned out the table was sagging at the seam where the table opened to allow for leaves.  I painted and refinished it and the top accepted the white wash unevenly, leaving an unsightly stripe down the middle.  I had already spent hours on it and I wasn’t excited about spending more time on a table that was sagging.

A few months ago, I surrendered to the fact that this table wasn’t a great purchase.  It wasn’t anything that needed to be replaced immediately, but I was going to keep an eye out for another table.

Coincidentally, as I was passively looking for a new farm table, I received an e-mail from a company that uses MMS Milk Paint for their business, which is making farmhouse furniture – Wellsworks Furniture.  They were inquiring about color cards, so they could show samples to their customers.  One e-mail was closed with the line, “And if you ever need a custom farmhouse table built, please let us know!”

I actually read over the line a few times and thought it probably wouldn’t work out anyway, since I was located in Minnesota and they were based in Tennessee.  Well, it turns out it was a serious offer and they ship to the entire eastern half of the US, including Minnesota.

So, the table customization process began!

After combing their gallery, leg styles, and finishes, I selected an oak table with a natural wax finish and Husky legs (in the Lafayette profile), with the base painted in distressed MMSMP Farmhouse White.  It was delivered a couple of weeks ago and I couldn’t be more thrilled with it…

And, because it’s custom-made, I had it made to the same dimensions as the old table, since it was the perfect size for this space.

Of course, I love the base and that it’s painted in my favorite white, but the top, made out of reclaimed antique oak, definitely steals the show.

The wood itself has a gorgeous glow and all of the little knots and imperfections give it a rich character.

The tone of the wood looks right at home with my mis-matched chairs and the rest of the finishes and colors in the space.  It can be tricky to get different wood tones to work well together, but this table is spot on.

And it’s so nice to no longer have to hold my breath when anyone leans on the table.  This is rock solid.  As my mom would say, “You can tap dance on that table.”

So, a bit more about Wellsworks Furniture, because you may have never heard of them.  The company was founded by Tyler Wells and his wife, Maggie.  In 2009, Tyler was stationed in Chattanooga, TN while serving in the US Navy.  The Marines would bring in wooden pallets that caught Tyler’s eye and he started making things with them.  He quickly developed a passion for woodworking, specifically crafting heirloom-quality furniture from antique hardwoods.  I  love that he is self-taught and created a business out of something he’s passionate about.

Wellsworks is currently working with reclaimed chestnut oak from the early 1900’s and builds custom-sized farmhouse tables, benches, trestle tables, coffee tables, consoles, and kitchen islands.

I think I can safely say that we’ll have this table well beyond the high school, college, and even empty nester years.  This is the kind of piece we can hand down to our kids and grand kids.

For now, it’s the hub of the house.  We just had seven kids gathered around it last night, having pizza and ice cream cake to celebrate my son’s 10th birthday.  It’s the spot for family dinners, family meetings, and it is often employed as a desk and work surface.  Despite having hooks in the garage, laundry room, and by the front door, it’s where everyone drops their bags or whatever they are wearing that they want to shed.   It’s the landing strip.

It’s a hard-working, functional, beautiful hub that looks like it was always meant to be there.

If you’re in the market for a piece of heirloom-quality farmhouse furniture, you can view their current inventory HERE or fill out a custom order request form HERE.  Wellsworks Furniture will also have a booth at Vintage Market Days in Asheville, NC, August 17-19, 2018.

And, if you do purchase something, use coupon code MUSTARD100 to get $100 off a farmhouse table!

Also, they have incredible giveaways on the Wellsworks Facebook page regularly, so I would suggest following their feed to get in on that giveaway action.

Here is the July 2018 giveaway as an example…

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Wellsworks Furniture.  They are an inspiring company and I am honored to partner with them to promote their brand.  All opinions shared are honest and my own.  I do not receive any additional compensation for any furniture purchased through the links in this post.


  1. AnnTN

    I LOVE your new table. I live 20 minutes from Chattanooga and I’ve never heard of this company. I looked at their website and they sure make some beautiful tables. And they use your paint on it. How awesome is that?

    • Marian Parsons

      I know! I was so happy to hear about them!

  2. Susan

    I love watching your new home come together. Fabulous job! I’m looking for end chairs just like yours, where did you get them?

    • Marian Parsons

      They are from Wayfair. I wrote about them a couple of weeks ago. Just searched for “New Kitchen End chairs”

  3. patti

    I’m so interested in this company. Is there any type of finish on the top or the legs to protect it or is it intendended to wear naturally? Thanks!

    • Marian Parsons

      Yes, there is a nice finish on the piece, so water beads up on it and it’s easy to wipe up.

  4. Tracie

    The table is so beautiful. I can see it lasting for generations! Too bad they are only on the east coast 🙁 enjoy your hub! 😀

  5. teresa

    What a beautiful, custom made table. You used the word heir-loom quality in your description and that best describes this table. Its a investment piece made out of solid repurposed wood not cheaply made veneer or particle board furniture. Its what I like to call “Commitment” furniture not something you buy and use for 5 years and throw away because its falling apart.

    • Marian Parsons

      Yes, exactly!

  6. Kathy

    Gasp! Perfection in a table….

  7. Marion

    The table is wonderful and I love the origin story of the company. I really appreciate sponsored posts from bloggers where they support other cottage industries. Thank you for this post.

  8. Cindy A Redman

    Now THAT’S a farm table. Love those legs!


    • Jodie

      My thoughts exactly! Those legs! Love it so much! Yay for you!! 🙂

  9. Dori Martin

    Beautiful!! Where did you purchase the side chairs (black and white check) please?

    • Marian Parsons

      They are actually blue and white check. I purchased the chairs from Birch Lane and upholstered them and made the skirts myself. There are tutorials on the blog along with the fabric source, if you’d like to make your own.

  10. Sue

    Wow. This table is gorgeous. These are the kinds of pieces I am looking for now – handmade, quality, lifetime pieces. I cannot wait to check out their website.

  11. Eileen

    Marian, I know you love sexy legs. Well, doesn’t this just hit the spot!!!! Wow, beefy and fabulous. Your table looks like it will last forever.

    I bought one of your dining room table and chairs from your house, through your email and picked them up at the Lucketts fair. The top on that table is natural wood with almost a parquet look, you may remember, with the insert in a curved diamond design. Boy, am I bad at explaining. Anyway, I’m still using the table and chairs and loving them. Enjoy yours!

    • Marian Parsons

      Yes, of course I remember you and that table! Selling my dining room tables became a regular thing, but this one is a keeper. 🙂

  12. Patty

    Your table is gorgeous! And the way your house has evolved since you moved in is amazing. Congratulations, on all your hard work.
    My daughter is looking for a kitchen table and the size of yours looks like it would work for her. Would you mind sharing the dimensions of the table?
    Thank you.

  13. Krista

    What a pretty table and so nice to hear their backstory!

  14. Judy

    LOVE the table! Could you please tell me about the rug under your table and chairs? Has is worn well?

  15. Pamela Allen

    Marian, Just a little note to let you know how proud I am of you and your family. I don’t know you personally, but God does, and I see Him in you. love grampam

    • Marian Parsons

      Thank you! What a lovely comment. 🙂

  16. Elizabeth St

    I felt for you when you described your gradual disenchantment with the nice-looking Craigslist table that you refinished… Thank goodness Wellsworks stepped in and guaranteed a happy ending.

    I love that you are supporting a veteran-owned business. Looks like they’ve developed excellent skills in using MMS paints.

    Your new “everything” table is gorgeous in more ways than one. The fact that Wellsworks started out reusing crates and continues to build with reclaimed materials makes their pieces even more attractive.

    Thanks for the links . I want to check them out.

  17. Angela

    Again, great information! I am a Tennessee native and I love all things Tennessee. I live now only about 100 miles from Chattanooga so I will definitely keep them in mind if I ever need something this style. It’s perfect and I love their story.

  18. MaryLisa Noyes

    It’s a work of art…no doubt a piece that will generations…I wish I was back on the East coast

  19. PJ

    That table is so lovely, and the story of the couple who made it makes it all the more special. Quality furniture made in the USA is hard to beat. I wish you and your family many wonderful dinners, conversations, and board games around that table.


    Marian, your new table is lovely. It was great to hear the story about the couple who own the business. They do a wonderful job. So nice to have something that will last for a long, long time. Hope you make many wonderful memories with you family around this table. Blessings!

  21. Michele (Finch Rest)

    OH. MY. Gosh.

    Just beyond wow – that table is so perfect, so amazing and so so so you.

    It’s absolute perfection in your kitchen. What a GREAT table!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Beth

    Great table! I love furniture that uses reclaimed wood.

    I have really enjoyed the new home transformation! I have been looking at your fireplace for a while now, especially since you had all the posts on Instagram and here about resurfacing the granite. I was thinking it would look 100 percent better if the mantle wasn’t painted white. Even if you redo the face, it will still be so much white I am thinking that the actual firebox will probably start to look out of place. I was wondering if repainting the mantle in one of your lovely grays and then considering something like soapstone for the surround – which we just happen to have tons of here in Central VA wouldn’t be just the thing to make that fit in. Anyway, just my rambling because you always seem to have something brewing and I am sure you are well on your way to reveal for your solution.

  23. Kirstin

    So beautiful, I love the colors you use! Where did you get your curtains that are on either side of the french doors? I love them!



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