Authentic reclaimed wood timbers from century old barns

Viroqua, Wisconsin On Etsy since 2015

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Authentic reclaimed wood timbers from century old barns

Viroqua, Wisconsin | 1,399 Sales

Announcement    Custom made reclaimed wood console tables, benches, sofa tables and more. Giving new life to century old log cabin and barn timbers from the upper Midwest. We are still open during this COVID epidemic. I will be working alone so shipping will be longer than usual.


Last updated on Mar 24, 2020

Custom made reclaimed wood console tables, benches, sofa tables and more. Giving new life to century old log cabin and barn timbers from the upper Midwest. We are still open during this COVID epidemic. I will be working alone so shipping will be longer than usual.



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Average item review
5 out of 5 stars
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About SpokenWoodDesign

Sales 1,399
On Etsy since 2015

He loves to make things!

After about 40 years of making things stand up straight as a modern house carpenter it is a pleasure to work more closely with Nature’s designs. There is a certain romance to working with anything that is more than a century old. Wondering who cut down this tree and worked it by hand to become a barn or cabin. Was it a hot day or was it below zero? Cutting in the winter kept you warm twice and occupied long dark days.

Did everybody have arms like Arnold to swing an axe all day long? The wood I work with was shaped almost exclusively by someone’s hand and eyes, no gasoline, no electricity. I once read a biography of a woodsman who cut trees by himself in the Pacific Northwest around the turn of the (last) century. He could spend a week on a really big one and he was smaller than I.

The pioneers of the upper Midwest based their lives on being able to turn trees into something useful. Hopefully I can do a small justice to their legacy.


Shop members

  • Chris Cox

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    Chris finds inspiration nearly everywhere. Whenever he works with wood he wonders what happened between the lines of the grain long ago

  • Leigha Anders

    Customer Service, Marketer, Finishing

  • Truman Shortridge

    Shipper, Pipe Master

    When Truman isn't building pipe legs and shipping tables, he works as a volunteer firefighter and is an avid LARPer.

Production partners

  • ModernUrbanMetals

    Detroit, MI

    Supplies some of our hairpin legs

  • The Rustic Bracket Company

    Weatherford, TX

    They have been a dependable Etsy partner working with steel for me for over 18 months now. Their motto "We are a Disabled Veteran Small Family Business that still believes in the American Dream!"

  • US Legs

    Los Angeles, CA

    Hairpin legs are made by US Legs

Shop policies

Last updated on December 12, 2019
Hey it's recycled!
Much of our work is constructed with used or organic materials. Some of our wood is as old as the US of A. We enjoy the natural imperfections that are inherent in them and hope you do too. Some pieces have been re-manufactured by us but be aware that there will be signs of wear and tear, dents, nicks, color variations, scratches and other signs of imperfection. It is impossible to completely reveal all of these "flaws" on-line and hope you enjoy the serendipity of discovering then yourself. If you are not pleased with your purchase please return it withing 10 days for a full refund.

Accepted payment methods

Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits
  • Check
Returns and exchanges
I gladly accept returns, exchanges, and cancellations
Contact me within: 7 days of delivery
Ship items back within: 14 days of delivery
Request a cancellation within: 2 days of purchase
The following items can't be returned or exchanged
Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:
  • Custom or personalized orders
  • Perishable products (like food or flowers)
  • Digital downloads
  • Items on sale
Questions about your order?
Please if you have any problems with your order.
Returns and exchange details
Refunds and Exchanges
Each piece is custom made to your specifications and we send along a photo of your completed table for approval before packing it up for shipping. If, once received, you decide the piece isn’t the right fit for your space, you may return it for a refund minus a 20% restocking fee. Contact us for return shipping instructions.
We accept all the Etsy purchase arrangements and Paypal. Don't like Paypal or credit cards? Send a check and as soon as it clears I'll get right on it.
We almost always ship Fed Ex Domestically in the US, Out of the country each order is a different story. International shipping is a little trickier, PLEASE Click the "Ask a Question" box FOR A REAL SHIPPING QUOTE INTERNATIONALLY. If you are outside the continental US, email and we will work something out.

We do not have any accommodations for Non-US light sockets or plugs.

Shipping big stuff
If we can use one of the above carriers we will. However some things are just too big and need to go freight. In that case we will make a crate for it and ship with a freight company that is familiar with your area. We will need your phone number so they can call you to arrange the delivery. Unless you have a forklift handy, plan on having help to get it off the truck and in the house. It is the rare truck driver who will be able to help unload past his/her tailgate.

Or, come pick it up at the shop at 514 Railroad Ave, Viroqua, Wisconsin
Additional policies and FAQs
Each item is created one at a time. Depending on how many orders are in the queue, this could take up to 8 weeks. You'll see from our reviews that most folks feel these one of a kind pieces are worth the wait. Drop by the shop if you are in the area. 514 Railroad Ave, Viroqua Wisconsin.

More information

Last updated on May 15, 2019
Frequently asked questions
What size is the top?

Console table tops come any length up to 7' long. These are cut right off the logs so the widths vary. Each piece will have a variation of an inch or more in depth. Happy to do Extra wide or Extra narrow, Use the Click the "Ask a Question" box above first for pricing and availability.

Are Longer tables available?

Yes but we should talk about it first. Stock is limited so convo your needs and I will investigate. I can make tables up to 8' 11"long but the shipping cost will be different so please include your zip code when emailing us. Click the "Ask a Question" box above to contact us.

Wholesale availability

Not really. I have a limited number of pieces on consignment at local galleries. I can't really do high volume production. I do work with designers at a trade discount, please convo.

Can I get a taller table?

Yes. As the tables get taller we increase the the structure under the table. We offer several different heavier leg options here:
Or, just convo your request and we can talk about it.

Custom and personalized orders

You bet. Message us through Etsy or call me at 608-606-2175, I am in the central time zone.

How much does shipping cost?

To simplify I have tried to include a standard charge of $76 for shipping and handling. Some items just don't conform to this simplification. Click the "Ask a Question" box above and I'll find out for you. I will need your zip or postal code and the size of the item you are inquiring about.

Can I get a rush order?

To be fair to my valued clients, I make these tables in the the order that they are purchased and can't accommodate rush orders. I sometimes have a few tables in stock and ready to ship. Message for availability.