Our family operation is located in the most beautiful Valley in Virginia, the Shenandoah Valley. For many years Brian Fencer – the Craftsman- has been handcrafting custom-made tables, Farmhouse Tables, Dining Tables, Side Boards Tables, Coffee Tables, Benches and pretty much any piece of furniture that our customer wants using Reclaimed wood. Our goal is to construct custom tables, designed and built to last, using quality reclaimed woods.
Most of our Reclaimed Wood Tables are custom-crafted. All of them are constructed from reclaimed and antique woods which have been recycled from old barns and outbuildings in Virginia. Being involved in the transformation of this vintage wood is a blessing. We enjoy it! It enables us to be good stewards of God’s creation as well as provide quality furniture for our present generation and heirlooms for generations to come.
This site shows only a small sample of our work. Our history, the process we use to obtain the wood – Sometimes rare for the marks but always unique because of its history – and of course our gallery, showing samples of the Reclaimed Wood Tables we’ve built. Feel free to contact us for more information. We look forward to helping you acquire that perfect table to fit your home, lifestyle and décor.
The Master Craftsman
As a teen, Brian Fencer began working at a saw- mill / mill shop which specializes in recycling lumber removed from old buildings. Later in 1998 he kept using his skills and learned more about furniture making in Bolivia-South America where he served as a missionary living with orphaned children.
In Bolivia he didn’t just trained as a woodworker and taught orphans woodworking skills, he also met his wife, Cecilia. They married in 2003 and together besides giving birth to four children, they started Reclaimed Innovations, which later became Great Tables.com.
Brian’s first Reclaimed Wood Table was built from Heart Pine timbers back in 1997. The table still serves as a durable centerpiece of daily life and as a testimony to the long lasting beauty of the tight-grained (old growth) reclaimed wood.
We are located in Fairfield, Virginia. Catalpa Hill is the name of the Farm. It houses Brian’s shop (which was once an old grainery) in Rockbridge County. The Cottage, is our showroom and the Cabin (built originally in 1780) which beautifully displays Brian’s talent and craftsmanship.
In our logo you can see the grainery that houses Brian’s shop.