Farmhouse tables are like a favorite, time-worn pair of jeans, or the perfect LBD of furniture — they go with everything and work on everyone. Long farmhouse tables evoke images of harvest dinners, families and friends gathered together to share a meal and stories, an event worth attending. In reality, they can be all of those things, but they’re also beautifully utilitarian as well. Homework and projects can be spread wildly over them, crafts and DIYs have enough room to come to fruition, and a meal for one can be just as inviting as having the whole family.
15 of our favorite long farmhouse tables to inspire your own home, or fantasize about running away to an apple orchard in upstate New York and staring down the length of a farmhouse table filled with an array of seasonal cuisine. — Rebekah
Amy and Jacqui
pair their classic farmhouse table with a set of beautiful Jean Prouve chairs with mint accents.
Ted Kennedy Watson and Ted Sive
's long farm table is undeniably inviting. We can only imagine how much fun a dinner party setting along this would be! Bonus points for how visually pleasing it is to see the table perfectly centered on the back of the house -- and that it also matches the color of the house!
features a worn farm table that we imagine could tell a lot of stories. We love how the rustic table pairs with the clean lines of the chairs.
Kelley and Troy
keep a neutral palette borrowing from different styles and eras to make the eclectic look classic.
home designed by Jersey Ice Cream Co. features not only dreamy plastered walls, but also a farmhouse table built from reclaimed floor boards with mismatched vintage chairs and a room that now can accompany up to 15 for gatherings.
Kevin and David
illustrate how having a long farm table doesn't mean it also has to be wide. For more narrow areas, it allows for the impact of a long table without overpowering a small space.
Skye and Jeremy
's vintage table can accommodate 12, and while it has a metal base, we had to include it as an honorary farmhouse table because of its size, patina, and charm.
Courtney and Ali
have a truly one-of-a-kind table -- it was carved from boats! We love the touch of color in the table and the uniformly hued chairs.
Avery and Kait's
shows how in a sea of neutrals, wood can be a pop of color. You would never know that they found the top and bottom of the table at two different antique shops before assembling them to create the piece you see here!
Susan and Rufus
have illustrated one of our very favorite farm table iterations (which Grace even has in her own home) -- the open seating against a wall with table look. We can practically smell the inviting scents wafting from the kitchen and feel the tension in our shoulders releasing as we kick back in this scene.
Jennifer and David
's farm table echoes the lines of the home, especially noticeable with the more open floor plan that resulted in augmenting the original 19th-century layout of the house.
Sarah and Daniel
made their farmhouse table out of old bleacher boards and casters. We love how they even matched their chairs to the vintage ladder hanging on the wall.
Meg and Greg
made their dining room table out of IKEA saw horses and an old door they found in the attic. Farm tables don't have to come assembled -- we love the mixing of time periods with the salvaged door and modern legs.
Farm tables most certainly do not need to only be in dining rooms. In
Judy's North Texas home
, her table is perfectly placed in the kitchen where she can spread out recipes, be close to family and friends while she cooks, and share conversations (where anything she may need is just within reach).
Sarah and Chris
show that a farmhouse table need not look rustic. Here they've shown how polished and modern "farmhouse" can look.