Farmhouse Kitchen Table – The true origin of the farm table is mysterious. There are various theories about how this table incorporate into many American farm houses in the early 19th century. Perhaps the most credible and well-know theory is that American farmers copy the designs at the time. And ancient tables to use for work and food. These tables soon become a central meeting point for families at dinner, and they are often large enough to hold 8+ people at once. They are design to accommodate all family members and guests who may visit.
But who made the original design then copied? Many refer to three British men: Thomas Sheraton, George and Thomas Chippendale. These are the three main furniture makers in England at the end of the 18th century. Of the three, Chippendale published a design book, titled ‘The Gentleman and Cabinet Maker’s Director’. It is estimated that the edition of this book was screened to America in the early 1800s, and furniture makers there began to make the same designs printed, but these tables began to be simplified to reduce production time.
However, farmers tend to make their own furniture by hand, and they are not trained as cabinet makers. So they began to simplify the design of the tables they made, and build them to survive and survive the constant use they would receive. The result is a sturdy and sturdy table that we know as a farmhouse table today!