High Plains Cobbler Table

In the High Plains of Kansas, wheat farmer, Vance Ehmke, does more than sow seed and study weather reports. He’s a master craftsman. He repurposes wood and old fittings from wind blown barns and ancient homesteads from his land.

When Vance and his wife, Louise, were in their early twenties, he salvaged wood from a barn to make them a table that collapses. It’s a peg-in-hole concept where the legs can remove for easy transportation. The table is in great condition after forty years of its table-life, not including the many years the wood existed prior. The table, now back on the farm, used to function as a college coffee table for their children.

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