We started this business by accident basically. One day near the end of July 2014, Greg randomly came home with a TRAILER FULL of old barn wood. He had bought it from someone at work with no plans for it. Just because he loves old wood. So I got to work doing what I love- looking at Pinterest for hours ;) And I realized that I REALLY wanted him to build me a farmhouse table for our dining room. So he did. And he didn't like it. He didn't think anyone would like it.
But he doesn't spend hours looking at Pinterest so obviously he has no idea what everyone likes. I loved it and told him I knew other people would.
He didn't believe me so I bet him that I could sell it. I posted it on facebook and on craigslist. Then we left for vacation. While siting on the beach, I got SO MANY responses from people wanting to buy the table! We sold the first one and made plans to make more when we got back. When the orders kept piling up, we started to realize that we could make this into a legitimate business. And as Greg kept working on his technique, he started to really like the tables too- and had to admit that I was right and a genius. ;) From August to December we sold 54 tables and we have grown every year since. We are extremely grateful for every single customer.
And even though he'll never see this because he is a caveman and hates technology, I just want to thank my husband. He is the hardest working man I have ever met in my life. His "day job" used to be that of a section foreman in a coal mine. He got up at 4am and worked that grueling job for 12+ hours and then went to our workshop and worked for a few more hours until it was time for bed. He is a machine. I am so grateful that our business has kept expanding to the point where he was able to make this his full time job, and we hired some help. He still works very long hard days but now when he comes home he's covered with sawdust instead of coal. :)