ArcadianCottage

Handmade Farm Tables & Furnishings

Arizona, United States · 627 Sales

ArcadianCottage

Handmade Farm Tables & Furnishings

Arizona, United States 627 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(181)

Announcement   Arcadian Cottage provides handmade, rustic style furnishings that offer timeless beauty for any lifestyle. We are a two person shop that takes pride in remaining a small business. All of our wood furnishings are handmade by us in our small workshop in Phoenix, Arizona. Our craftsmanship is based on the techniques of how fine furniture makers have been building wood furniture for hundreds of years. With just the use of a table saw and a few small powered hand tools, we are able to create original, distinct pieces that will stand the test of time.

We specialize in reclaimed wood furniture. Many of our pieces are handcrafted using weathered lumber salvaged from historic barns and buildings from across the United States. They tell stories of times past with natural aging, knots, and nail holes to make an authentic art piece of history, while being environmentally friendly at the same time. Because we don’t use heavy equipment to build our furniture, we are able to preserve the natural characteristics of the old wood which make our furnishings very unique. We hand sand each board with a small palm sander to preserve the character of the wood while also ensuring it is smooth to the touch without any rough surfaces or splinters. We also use non toxic and environmentally friendly milk paint and natural wax finishes.

Most of our furnishings can be customized to your specifications, sizes and color choices. Have an idea in mind? Contact us and we will be happy to work with you on a custom design.

Like us on Facebook or visit our website to stay updated on our new designs! http://www.facebook.com/ArcadianCottage
http://www.arcadiancottage.com/

Announcement
Last updated on Dec 1, 2015

Arcadian Cottage provides handmade, rustic style furnishings that offer timeless beauty for any lifestyle. We are a two person shop that takes pride in remaining a small business. All of our wood furnishings are handmade by us in our small workshop in Phoenix, Arizona. Our craftsmanship is based on the techniques of how fine furniture makers have been building wood furniture for hundreds of years. With just the use of a table saw and a few small powered hand tools, we are able to create original, distinct pieces that will stand the test of time.

We specialize in reclaimed wood furniture. Many of our pieces are handcrafted using weathered lumber salvaged from historic barns and buildings from across the United States. They tell stories of times past with natural aging, knots, and nail holes to make an authentic art piece of history, while being environmentally friendly at the same time. Because we don’t use heavy equipment to build our furniture, we are able to preserve the natural characteristics of the old wood which make our furnishings very unique. We hand sand each board with a small palm sander to preserve the character of the wood while also ensuring it is smooth to the touch without any rough surfaces or splinters. We also use non toxic and environmentally friendly milk paint and natural wax finishes.

Most of our furnishings can be customized to your specifications, sizes and color choices. Have an idea in mind? Contact us and we will be happy to work with you on a custom design.

Like us on Facebook or visit our website to stay updated on our new designs! http://www.facebook.com/ArcadianCottage
http://www.arcadiancottage.com/

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The Brittany Table
US$650.00
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5 out of 5 stars
(181)
Chelsea Tajc

Chelsea Tajc on Jun 24, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

This photo doesn't do this table justice, it is beautiful, phenomenal quality and exactly what I've been looking for Christopher was very communicative during the entire process and it was well worth the wait. One of a kind piece I'll be enjoying for many years.

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About

Handmade, rustic style furnishings that offer timeless beauty for any lifestyle.

A native of Washington D.C., Christopher began his career selling hand crafted pieces at the D.C. Historic Eastern Market. Inspired by trips to New Hampshire and Vermont, he began to make furnishings that reflected Yankee designs of yesteryear. Through moves to Maui and Napa Valley, he continued his trade before settling in Phoenix in 1999. There he began an apprenticeship with a master furniture maker from Poland. Upon completing his apprenticeship, Christopher began mixing Yankee designs with that of the Old Word while using Colonial skills and European techniques to produce original high end furnishings. His designs represent the utmost in quality and will stand the test of time.

Christopher and Heather met in 2007, and upon her move to Phoenix she began helping Christopher build and market his furniture business. She then apprenticed under Christopher full time and learned the tricks of his trade and soon began designing unique furnishings of her own.

Christopher and Heather live in Central Phoenix with several rescued cats, dogs and birds.

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  • Christopher McGean

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    As a master craftsman, Chris mixes Yankee designs with Old Word skills to produce original, high end furnishings. He is most recognized for his reclaimed wood furniture. His designs become instant family heirlooms and will stand the test of time.

  • Heather Macdonald

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    Having a passion for all things old and historic, Heather apprenticed with Christopher full time while learning the tricks of his handmade trade and now designs unique pieces of her own. She enjoys making new things look like old antiques.

Shop policies

Last updated on July 19, 2016
Thank you for checking out our Arcadian Cottage shop on Etsy. We are very passionate about the quality of our handmade furnishings and we create and build them as if they will be displayed and used within our own home.

Our furniture pieces which use reclaimed wood are made with authentic weathered barn boards. They are all unique and each will have its own varying degree of texture, thickness, nail holes and saw marks. The "inperfections" give character and provide a truly distinctive piece. We also use reclaimed old square head nails to achieve a historic look. For our painted pieces, we use milk paint just like Colonial American craftsmen used to finish their furniture. Not only does this achieve a rich and natural patina but the paint contains the same basic natural ingredients used for the past hundreds of years - milk protein, lime and earth pigments that will not harm the environment. We also use the finest natural waxes including beeswax and carnuba wax, a vegtable wax obtained from the fronds of the carnauba palm of Brazil. These waxes help to protect the original quality of the wood.

We do take custom orders and we will be happy to work with you on your preferred design and colors.

Accepted payment methods

  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
Payment
We are a pay in full shop. We do not accept payments due to the cost of the various materials used in building each individual piece of furniture.
Shipping
We offer free delivery on our large furniture items to our customers within the Phoenix metro area. Just contact us and we'll waive the shipping fee!

For our large furniture pieces, we work with a shipping broker to always find the best delivery rate and delivery time. Please note this shipping is door to door and what we calculate for our shipping costs listed per each order. If you need white glove service, where the shippers move the furniture into your home, please contact us so we can give you the additional shipping charges. Once your item has been shipped via freight and gets near your location, you will schedule a delivery time. You must inspect your order upon delivery ensuring there is no damage. If there is damage you can refuse it and it will be shipped back for us to repair or replace.

For our smaller items, including chalkboards, signs, key hooks and wall art we ship via FedEX Ground and delivery times vary between 3 - 10 business days (depending upon your location). We insure all of the items we ship. Please inquire with us for expedited shipping rates or for delivery outside of the United States.
Refunds and Exchanges
All sales are final unless your item was damaged or lost during delivery. We insure all shipped items. Because of the immediate attention given to the design, creation and building, once an order is placed, any cancellations after a 48 hour period will incur a 25% restocking fee. No refunds or cancellations on custom design orders.
Additional policies and FAQs
Some materials used in our furnishings are made from individually selected wood, reclaimed wood and architectural structures and are chosen for their unique aged characteristics (knot holes, nail holes, cracks, and hand hewed surfaces). Colors of the natural finish may vary on these materials throughout.