ArcadianCottage

Handmade Farm Tables & Furnishings

Arizona, United States · 637 Sales

ArcadianCottage

Handmade Farm Tables & Furnishings

Arizona, United States 637 Sales On Etsy since 2011

5 out of 5 stars
(185)

Announcement   Our master furniture craftsman, Christopher McGean, has been building furniture for over 20 years. We don't use heavy equipment or keep a staff of twenty, we don't sell our furniture in stores but sell directly to you. We have been selling on Etsy since 2011 and have over 180 Five Star customer reviews. We have a small client base that values our talent and individual attention.

Arcadian Cottage specializes in reclaimed wood and painted furniture. 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. Each furniture piece is made to order and customized for you.

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.

We appreciate your business!

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArcadianCottage
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arcadiancottage
Visit our Website: http://www.arcadiancottage.com

Announcement
Last updated on Aug 19, 2016

Our master furniture craftsman, Christopher McGean, has been building furniture for over 20 years. We don't use heavy equipment or keep a staff of twenty, we don't sell our furniture in stores but sell directly to you. We have been selling on Etsy since 2011 and have over 180 Five Star customer reviews. We have a small client base that values our talent and individual attention.

Arcadian Cottage specializes in reclaimed wood and painted furniture. 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. Each furniture piece is made to order and customized for you.

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.

We appreciate your business!

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArcadianCottage
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arcadiancottage
Visit our Website: http://www.arcadiancottage.com

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The Brittany Table
US$650.00
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Reviews

Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
(185)
kam04d

kam04d on Aug 22, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

The bench looks great! Seller was great to work with. The history behind the wood makes it that much better. Very happy with it!

Gary Burr

Gary Burr on Aug 21, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Chris is an amazing woodworker/artist that transformed old barnwood into a stunning 10' Farm Table, and another set of reclaimed boards into a kitchen island top that is a showpiece. In addition to his crafstmanship, his willingness to work with us on the exact finish we wanted, preparing and delivering multiple samples (fortunately we live in the same metro area), and keen interest in the finished island and offer to assist in the completion of my project, just added to the "wow" factor of Arcadian Cottage aura. I highly recommend them if you like any of the products displayed on Etsy or their website - the pictures don't do justice - their work is amazing.

Laurenne LoVullo

Laurenne LoVullo on Aug 12, 2016

5 out of 5 stars

Our new table is amazing, its better than i expected and im so pleased! Christopher was amazing to work with, he ensured that everything was how we wanted. He sent us color swatches and when i wasnt completely happy with the grey colors they had for the legs he told me to go to lowes and i find what i liked and he'd match to the best of his abilities! It turned out even better than i hoped and im so excited to have this table/bench in our family for many many years to come! The craftsmanship is top notch!

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About

Our handmade furnishings will become classic family heirlooms to be used for many generations.

Arcadian Cottage original designs are inspired by Yankee style craftsmanship with Old World flair. Whether your look is modern or traditional, cottage, country or cowboy, our heirloom quality furnishings will add natural warmth and charm to any room. We specialize in handmade reclaimed wood and painted furniture.

All of our wood furnishings are handmade in our small Phoenix, Arizona workshop by Christopher McGean. He is a master furniture craftsman who has over 20 years of experience in his trade. He is joined by his partner, Heather Macdonald who assists him with the business and enjoys making some of the smaller décor items. 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 are most recognized for our reclaimed barn wood furniture. Many of our pieces are handcrafted using weathered lumber salvaged from historic barns and buildings from across the United States. We work with several suppliers to find the best reclaimed wood for our furniture and we hand select and inspect each board to insure its quality and durability. The old wood tells 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.

Our unique craft stands out not only because of our original designs but because of the way we apply and complete our finishes. We use natural wax finishes and eco-friendly Milk Paint on all of our furniture which have been used by fine furniture craftsman for hundreds of years. The wax beautifully complements our reclaimed wood furniture which results in a historic, dimensional finish. Unlike other wood stains, lacquer and polyurethanes which sit flat on the wood’s surface and hides the wood's character. A wax finish along with our application process brings out the natural patina in the old wood highlighting the beautiful uniqueness of the wood’s tone, grain texture and all the great nooks, crannies, knot and nail holes that will add a historic touch in each of our furniture pieces. Our finishes are very versatile and can be antiqued for a rustic look or they can be made to look more sleek and contemporary.

We only choose quality hardware for our furnishings and many pieces are hand forged in the United States or imported from Europe. We also use reclaimed, iron square-head nails to add an additional historic touch to our table tops and some of our other reclaimed wood furniture.

We appreciate your business!

Like us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ArcadianCottage
Follow us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/arcadiancottage
Visit our Website: http://www.arcadiancottage.com

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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.