Julia Child's kitchen table
May 28, 2012 7:25 AM   Subscribe

Can I buy a table just like - or similar to - Julia Child's kitchen table?
posted by Jackson to Shopping (9 answers total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
Have you considered hiring a local cabinetmaker to build you one in the dimensions and wood of your desires? Or even build it yourself? This site has a lot of interesting tables.
posted by mareli at 7:40 AM on May 28, 2012

I Found a local craftsman on etsy when I needed an extra large farmhouse table. The result was amazing and made from 100 yr old reclaimed barn wood.
posted by pearlybob at 8:02 AM on May 28, 2012

If it helps, that looks like a 1950s-1960s "Scandanavian" style table, and was more likely to have been originally marketed as a dining table than a kitchen table.
posted by easily confused at 8:06 AM on May 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

It's a pretty simple basic design, should be easy to copy.
posted by mareli at 8:11 AM on May 28, 2012

Thos. Moser is a high-end furniture maker that offers many classic tables similar to the one you pictured. As easily confused notes, most of these are listed as dining tables.
posted by Andy's Gross Wart at 8:13 AM on May 28, 2012 [1 favorite]

Agreeing with easily confused, the joinery is a little sophisticated to be calling it a "farmhouse" table. It's not a beginner's DIY project, but it shouldn't be devastatingly expensive to have custom-made for you. The legs are the only part that's at all challenging; not every furniture builder is proficient in turning. (I am a furniture maker.)
posted by jon1270 at 8:17 AM on May 28, 2012

It's a beautiful table and I'd agree with easily confused. It's midcentury.

Search through deconet.com's offerings. You may find similar, if not identical, there. You may even find something you love more. Good luck.
posted by de at 8:29 AM on May 28, 2012

I know that table. It looks pretty much identical to the teak dining room table my parents had when I was growing up. Try any source for mid-century modern dining furniture.
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 9:24 AM on May 28, 2012

Another thought that may be helpful: I suspect that she may have had the original top replaced. Most MCM tables have veneered tops of the same wood species as the frame below, but veneer wouldn't hold up long as a work surface. The top of the pictured table is a big slab of solid lumber of a different species than the frame -- probably beech or maple, either of which would be much more appropriate for a kitchen table that sometimes sees bread dough or a pile of wet vegetables.
posted by jon1270 at 10:08 AM on May 28, 2012

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