Buy One Table, Unite Many! Meet The Couples Behind The Gathering Table Co.
What inspired you and your husbands to start The Gathering Table Co.?
The Gathering Table Co. was formed through a love of woodworking and a desire to do something for those in need in our local community. The significance of gathering around a table as a family or a community is what has inspired us to sell handmade tables and to donate tables to organizations whose common mission is to provide hope and support to those in need. We believe that having a proper table in a home or community shouldn’t be limited to just those with the money to buy a table. So, for every table purchased, we will donate a new table to a local organization or ministry with whom we’ve partnered.
Tell us about the different styles and custom tables you offer.
We offer a variety of handcrafted wood tables that can be customized in size, stain and finish. Our most popular styles are our Original Gathering Table which offers a trestle base and our traditional Gathering Farmhouse Table. Most of our tables are built using southern yellow pine or sourced reclaimed wood, but if you have a specific type of wood in mind, we can work on that too. We’ve worked with customers on rustic and modern styles and are eager to build the right table for your home to create your perfect gathering space.
Which local outreach organizations do you partner with and what impact have you seen?
The best part of this whole thing is when we get to deliver brand new donated tables to one of our local outreach partners. Each organization strives to restore hope and provide love and support to those in need. We have currently partnered with Community First Village, Caritas of Austin and The Refuge – Austin. To date, we’ve donated tables that allow residents to gather in fellowship and families in need to sit together and share a meal. We invite you to learn more about each of these amazing organizations by visiting our Outreach Partners page.