Made in Virginia 2012: Hoskins Creek Farm Tables, Tappahannock

Hoskins Creek Farm Tables- Tappahannock

Hoskins Creek Farm Tables

Brackett and John Vaughan of Hoskins Creek Farm Tables

In the 1970s, John Vaughan, then a farmer in Essex County, began building furniture. His first farm table, built out of reclaimed wood, was primitive, but it sold immediately. Orders for more soon followed and the Hoskins Creek Table Company was born.

There’s just something special about gathering around an old farm table for a meal with friends and family. Maybe it’s the patina on the pine or the dings that signal the passing of time and the memories of family celebrations. Whatever that intangible is, John, now 70, and his son Brackett, 38, are carrying on a time-honored tradition of handcrafting farm tables in their shop on the banks of Hoskins Creek in Tappahannock.

Crafted of Southern yellow pine, poplar and reclaimed Virginia wood from old houses and barns slated for demolition, with exposed hardware and wide planks, their farm tables are both rustic and refined. Prices range from $400 to $1,800.

View All the Made in Virginia Awards 2012 Winners:


Six-Eleven Bicycle Co., Roanoke

Lowell Haarer Flintlock Rifles, Linville

Release Reels, Reedville


Leaping Waters Farm Geese, Alleghany Springs

Gearharts Chocolates, Richmond & Charlottesville

Hubs Sweet Heat Peanuts, Sedley


Pinnell Custom Leather, Crozet

Chamblin Design Jewelry, Richmond

Ignatius Hats, Petersburg


Wasmund’s Single Malt Whisky, Sperryville

Legend Brewery Brown Ale, Richmond

Foggy Ridge Cider, Dugspur


fineCONCRETE by elbwrm, Charlottesville

Hoskins Creek Farm Tables, Tappahanock

Saba Knife Co. Cut Out Knife, Charlottesville

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