Arcadian Cottage specializes in handmade furniture using reclaimed barn wood that is over 100+ years old. The specific wood we select is becoming rare as old barns and structures slowly disappear across the United States. We are most recognized for our farm tables using this historic wood. Our tables are made to resemble those found in an early 1800’s American or French farmhouse. The old wood tells stories of times past with natural aging, knots and nail holes to make an authentic art piece of history, while being environmentally friendly at the same time. All tables will have a historic look. Variations in the table top – color, nail holes, knots, wood grain and saw marks are to be expected and celebrated. The "imperfections" in this wood give our tables character and will become classic family heirlooms to be used for many generations. Our tables are highly sought after because we are unique in complementing the reclaimed barn wood with a waxed finish and eco-friendly milk paint. Each have been used by fine furniture craftsman for hundreds of years.
Whether your look is modern or traditional, cottage, country or cowboy, our heirloom quality furnishings will add natural warmth and charm to any room.
Arcadian Cottage has had the privilege of creating tables throughout the United States. We are a small business that enjoys working with clientele that value our talent and individual attention. We are proud to feature one of our tables in Henry David Thoreau’s historic "Yellow House" in Concord, MA. We also have tables in Chris Bianco's Phoenix area restaurants who received the 2022 James Beard Award for Outstanding Restauranteur and who was also featured in the Netflix series Chef’s Table: Pizza.
Arcadian Cottage was founded in 2011 by Christopher McGean
Chris has over 25 years of making quality, heirloom furniture and considered a master of his craft. He began his career selling hand crafted pieces at the historic Washington, DC Eastern Market. Inspired by trips to New Hampshire and
Vermont, he began to make furnishings that reflected Yankee designs of yesteryear. Through moves to Maui and Napa Valley, he continued his trade before settling in Phoenix in 1999. There he studied under a master European furniture maker from Poland. Upon completing his apprenticeship, Chris began mixing Yankee designs with that of the Old World while using colonial skills and European techniques to produce original, high-end furnishings. He is most recognized for his reclaimed barn wood tables. His furniture designs represent the utmost in quality and will stand the test of time. Chris is joined by his wife and business partner, Heather and their many rescued pets.