F: Farmhouse Chic

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Writer: Julie Craven Wagner

West Barnstable Tables

The recent wave of popularity for the “farmhouse look” has people looking to bring the natural and warm qualities of aged wood into their homes. For 50 years, West Barnstable Tables has been perfecting the craft of taking reclaimed wood and turning it into one of your most prized possessions. Owner and craftsman, Dick Kiusalas says that when he finds a piece of wood, he identifies it’s best representation and strives to bring that out. 

Most importantly, Kiusalas says that each piece evolves from humble beginnings to its final glory. “The imagination starts, and then as you are working with the piece, things change,” he explains. A look around the expansive four showrooms in an antique barn confirms the care, craftsmanship and ingenuity that bring the heirloom pieces to life. 

More than just farmhouse dining tables, Kiusalas and his team create free-standing furniture—often with a touch of irony or humor evidenced by the unlikely reclaimed pieces that have been sourced. Their pieces include hutches, sideboards, coffee tables and almost anything else you can imagine, including a long list of custom projects that clients have requested over the past five decades. 

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Julie Craven Wagner

Julie Craven Wagner began her experience with Cape Cod Life in 2010 when she joined the sales team after 10 years of working with local businesses on the Cape and Islands with WMVY. In addition to sales, she is the Associate Publisher/Editor of Cape Cod LIFE, Cape Cod HOME, and Cape Cod ART. Growing up on the Outer Cape has given her a unique perspective of life on Cape Cod, from tip to bridge, and that is reflected in her appreciation and presentation of stories found within the pages of our publications. Julie lives in North Falmouth with her husband, Eric, and their yellow lab, Enzo. When she finds free time, she enjoys her Cape Cod life sailing on Buzzards Bay, spending time on the beach in Wellfleet, or exploring Martha’s Vineyard.