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The Furniture Geek — S1:E1

The Farmhouse Table Fables

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There’s no bigger trend in interior design right now than the farmhouse look -- but this of-the-moment style is pulled straight from the American history books. In the first episode of The Furniture Geek, Jason Oliver Nixon is taking country-chic back to its roots, and unearthing the hardworking origins of the farmhouse table. But that’s not all: he’s packed in his designer advice for taking the look into present day, offering tips for spotting a quality piece, choosing the perfect chairs to go with it, and sharing a few of his favorite farmhouse tables on the market now.

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Products In This Episode

Spindle-Back Side Chair

Magnolia Home

Comfortable Windsor comb-back chairs, family favorites for generations, inspired the Farmhouse Dining Spindle-Back Side Chair. The distressed finish over the pine frame adds to that worn-in heirloom feel and character. Windsor comb back style Smooth tapered back and leg spindles\ Wooden saddle seats H-shaped stretchers for strength Distressed Jos Black finish Also available in Bench and Jo's White paint finish Constructed of pine PRODUCT MUST BE ORDERED IN MULTIPLES OF TWO

A great dining table has always been the center of family life and our Farmhouse Vase Turned Table will be just that with its nostalgic look of the way things used to be. It has an extra thick top and sturdy farmhouse style turned legs. Available in a 7' and 8' lengths, it shows a worn-in character with its distressed Jo's White paint finish or distressed toffee color Bench finish. Dining table 7' and 8' length table Thick top has square edge shape Weighty turned farmhouse style legs Distressed toffee color Bench finish Distressed Jo's White paint finish Constructed of pine

Tradition elegantly refined in the Cornwall Ladderback Dining Chair, an English farmhouse chair with a wide, sturdy seat and a helpful handle. Reclaimed pine is finished in stucco white with a sundried ash top for subtle contrast.

Tradition elegantly refined in the Cornwall Extension Dining Table. This English farmhouse-style leg table features gorgeous turning below stark, rustic simplicity. Reclaimed pine is finished in stucco white with a sundried ash top. Extends from 55" to 71".

Country style walnut ladder back side chair with shaped graduated slats to the back above a rushed seat and substantial front legs terminating in pad feet.

Rectangular solid country walnut topped large dining table with a rustic finish revealing exposed saw marks. Mortice and tenon joints to stretcher and uprights.

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As one-half of heralded design duo Madcap Cottage, Jason Oliver Nixon has built his ottoman empire as the prince of prints. But his knowledge of design goes beyond pattern: he’s a walking, breathing encyclopedia of style! In “The Furniture Geek,” Jason’s sharing his vast wealth of knowledge, from the little-known origins of popular silhouettes, to clues about color and cues on quality. Watch--and learn--as our resident geek of chic conducts his study on style. More

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