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  • About David | Architect Website

    David during the re-assemblage of the historic circa 1792 Babb Log home in a park in his home town of Greeneville, Tennessee. About David Grant Howard The creator and founder of The Handmade Table, David Grant Howard was raised in the historic circa 1783 town of Greenville , Tennessee located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains on one of the early roads into Kentucky and the interior of the continent. ​ As a child, he was immersed in the history of the region with the names like Nathaniel Greene, Crockett, Boone, Andrew Jackson, Sam Houston, Andrew Johnson, and Confederate General John Hunt Morgan everywhere. He once responded to a question about where his interest in history and things of ole’ arose whereupon he answered, “ I don’t really know”. A close childhood friend with him at the time laughed and said, “David, look around you.” He spent many hours after his grammar school classes with the granddaughter of President Andrew Johnson who hosted tours of the former president's home in Greenville . She greatly influenced his interest in history as did his High School and college history professors. ​ David attended Greenville High School where he was a student-athlete and letterman in football, track, and basketball. He was the captain of his football team. He attended the University of Tennessee where he received a degree in accounting and finance. After graduation, he moved to Dallas, Texas where he spent a number of years in international banking. While there he earned certification as a CPA. He left banking and went to work for the consulting firm of Ernst & Young and lived in Washington, DC., Chicago, and Calgary before returning to Dallas. While in Washington D.C. he worked in the Reagan White House during part of his tenure in Washington. It was after he had returned to Dallas that his youngest sibling purchased and dismantled a historic log house. ​ This first introduced him to the world of moving historic structures and later, antique building materials. The experience led to a major shift in direction away from the corporate world and into a career in preservation, historic buildings, and building materials. He later started and operated one of the country’s largest warehouse operations dealing in historic materials. ​ While he was engaged in the historic building materials business he saw a need for truly fine furniture and cabinetry for his and his customer’s projects. “For whatever reason I was always able to see things others could not see and using historic materials to make cabinetry for our projects was one of them. It just made sense for our customers”. This led to an interest in and creation of a small enterprise around the making of excellent reproduction farm and harvest tables and other historic cabinetry. The results of that interest are what you see on this website. David personally chooses almost all the materials that go into his furniture. His customers are continually amused at how someone with a background in accounting and finance could also be so creative. ​

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  • Published Works | Architect Website

    Published Works Southern Accents Oprah At Home Architectural Digest Country Home Home Magazine Country Home Legacy Magazine Southern Accents Garden & Gun

  • The Handmade Table | Architect Website

    The Handmade Table Based in the beautiful Tennessee Valley town of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Hand Made Table sends exceptional pieces of furniture all over the world. Everything made in our shop is a handmade, one of kind piece and all are made from an antique material of some description or another, usually from the early to mid-1700s to about 1820 time period. We do not use stains. Everything is natural patina. Our pieces are made with wood pegs and mortise and tenon joinery and as historically correct as we can make them. Visit The Handmade Table Website Click Here

  • Waterdance | Architect Website

    Waterdance Threshold (n.) The means by which the edible germ of the wheat seed was separated from the hull (chaff). Derived from the term “thresh” or “threshing”. This was achieved by striking the dried seeds with a stick called a flail. The seed, separated from the chaff, was called the “thresh”. The thresh (seeds), along with the chaff, were swept up and then pitched into the air allowing the wind to blow the lighter weight chaff out the door and the heavier seeds to fall to the floor. A good garden may have some weeds. ​ Thoams Fulle Art is like a border of flowers along the course of civilization. ​ Lincoln Stevens

  • Conduff Lodge | Architect Website

    Conduff Lodge Truth, Beauty, Devotion, and Tradition are the best inoculations against the poisons of modernity. ​ Wrath Of Gnon We don't see things as they are, we see things as we are. ​ Anais Nin

  • Harmony House | Architect Website

    Harmony House When you focus on the good, the good gets better. ​ Unkown

  • Half Mile Farm | Architect Website

    Half Mile Farm The purpose pf our lives is to be happy. ​ Dalai Lama

  • Hall Family | Architect Website

    Hall Family An optimist will tell you the glass is half-full; the pessimist, half-empty; and the engineer will tell you the glass is twice the size it needs to be. Oscar Wilde The supreme reality of our time is the vulnerability of this planet. John F. Kennedy

  • Smithhouse | Architect Website

    Smithhouse It is better to have dreamed a thousand dreams that never were than never have dreamed at all. ​ Alexander Pushkin The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain. ​ Dolly Parton

  • The Abe | Architect Website

    The Abe The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. ​ Eleanor Roosevelt

  • Toad Hall Cottage | Architect Website

    Toad Hall Cottage It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit. ​ Harry Truman

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