Carson Chef's Table

Because this is an oversized product, it is not eligible for free shipping or returns and discount codes cannot be applied to its purchase. Please email [email protected] for shipping and purchasing information. Made in the U.S.A. 72″ l x 24.5″ w x 36.25″ h or 54" l x 24.5″ w x 36.25″ h Handmade in Mississippi Reclaimed white oak Hand-turned legs 4 hand-dovetailed drawers (72" length), 2 hand-dovetailed drawers (54" length) Available made to order. Please allow 8-10 weeks for production. The Carson Chef's Table is Ben's finest craftsmanship to date, constructed by hand from reclaimed Mississippi white oak and featured on HGTV's Home Town. The design is inspired by the simple, elegant, durable food prep islands often found in historic French and English country homes and reminds us of something you might find downstairs in the kitchen at Downton. Each table is built using mortise and tenon joints, hand dovetailed drawers, and a dado jointed rack on the bottom for ample storage. Because our furniture is made by hand here in Mississippi from century-old reclaimed wood, the unique patina, textures, and aging of each piece means no two tables are exactly the same. We leave some nail holes and personality of the antique wood, then triple-sand it so the finish is smooth as glass. The brass Scotsman plate is affixed to the head of the table. Available in 6 foot length (6 legs), or 4.5 foot length (4 legs).


 

The Griffin House

In the season finale of HGTV Home Town, Anne and Russ Griffin, were looking for a place to call home for little awhile. What they didn’t expect was the dream, craftsman home that they will cherish forever. What we’ve always loved about Erin and Ben is their unmatched ability to uncover the home owner’s taste and stay true to the intent of how they will live and use the space. With an “open door policy,


 

Visiting Erin & Ben Napier’s 1925 Craftsman in Laurel, Mississippi

Earlier this Spring, when I was sharing the photos from our Honeymoon Road Trip, I posted about this great town we stopped in to see – Laurel, Mississippi. Since then my inbox has been filled…


 

Home Town - Season 3 Before-and-Afters

Watch Home Town - Season 3 Before-and-Afters from HGTV


 

The Smith House

I never imagined I would move to Jones County. I'd told Jordan early in our relationship that I didn't want to stay in Mississippi. I had dreams of moving off and living a life outside of what I'd always known. And we did! We moved to Tennessee and started our life together. So never in my wildest dreams did I think we'd buy our dream house in Laurel, be on a national television show, and trust our friends to handle all the renovations. Everything you saw on camera was real— the tears over the lamps, the kitchen, the dining room— the whole house, really. But what you don’t get to see is the history that all four of us share. Jordan started his freshman year at Jones County Junior College with Ben and Erin. They didn’t know each other yet, but their paths eventually crossed when our friend (and Ben’s roommate), Josh Nowell, introduced them to each other at Ole Miss two years later. Jordan was a cheerleader at Ole Miss and was instantly named “the cheerleading friend,” but like… the cool “cheerleading friend.” He became Erin’s biggest fan one night when she played a gig in Oxford their junior year. Story goes, he requested “Zombie” by the Cranberries at least three times and cheered louder every time she played it! Ben and Erin will never let him live that down. Since then, our lives have always been intertwined in some way, even when we lived in Tennessee. We remained best friends with the Nowells and would visit them when we came home. I think that’s when Laurel’s charm started to win me over. This is when I got to meet Ben and Erin since I came to Ole Miss after they’d graduated and moved back home. When Jordan and I got married, I knew exactly who I wanted to do my wedding stationery. Erin owned Lucky Luxe at the time and I knew she would create something amazing just for us. I asked her to do something completely out of her comfort zone and unlike most of the invitations that she had done before. Of course, she nailed it. I knew then that I could trust her with just about anything. To trust them with the complete renovation of our home was easy. As part of the show, you promise not to drive by your home when they are renovating. As hard as it was, we stuck to that. Our reactions were so genuine. The last time we saw the house was the day we toured it with Ben and Erin. The months of waiting were totally worth it! That’s Patrick, our director, and Angie, the show runner, walking Jordan up the sidewalk. Before: After: I had no words and Jordan’s reaction was priceless. Erin & Ben uncovered a rundown, boring house and turned it into the most beautiful Italianate villa. They kept the original brick and painted the trim and windows a beautiful deep green to match one of the existing bricks. I think I might have disliked the exterior more than the interior when they started. But now… I couldn’t pick my favorite between the two. The foyer was exactly what I wanted— inviting, and warm but with character. The runner was actually delivered to LMCo. and I texted the group when they came in. I fell in love with it and was so bummed when Erin replied back that she'd ordered it for her house and she would be by later to pick it up. You can see the shock on my face when I saw it on our staircase! Sneaky move, pal. We entered the living room and you guessed it.. more tears! The most important thing about a home to Jordan and I is that it feels comfortable. It doesn’t always have to be neat or minimalistic. I wanted our home to feel lived-in, filled with history and curated to create memories. This secretary and the handmade Scotsman Co. lamps were probably my favorite part of the room. Erin didn’t know but the secretary reminded me so much of one in my Nonny’s dining room and childhood days spent coloring at that desk on trips to their home in Grenada. Since moving to Laurel and becoming a manager of Laurel Mercantile Co., I’ve gotten to see first-hand how meticulous and detailed Ben is in the Scotsman Co. wood shop. The lamps were so special to me, because I spend every day talking with people from all over the country about how important it is that our products are made in the USA. I spend hours a day handling products that were made by Ben and Jesse in the wood shop like the Scotsman Co. butcher blocks and serving trays. You forget that real people make these products, but the lamps reminded me that there is nothing like knowing who made what’s in your home and the thought that went into each design. Then there was the beautiful dining room. Painted a dark green (oddly enough called Randolph Gray), this room felt more intimate than ever. The simple linen curtains hung from the ceiling made the room feel so much cozier. Along with the antique wooden round table and plate wall (a signature of Mallorie and Erin’s), the dining room made me want to call all of our friends over for some good food and conversation. The best part was the Rowan Oak painting Erin painted for us of William Faulkner’s home. We went Ole Miss, and Oxford holds special memories for all of us. Erin had no idea that Jordan and I actually took our engagement portraits there. Then there was the KITCHEN. I’ve never wanted to cook so much in my life! I still have no words how to accurately describe how much I love our kitchen. Other than, “Do I seriously get to live here?!” Before filming, you are asked to create an inspiration board to show Erin and the designers. It was like they chose my favorite thing from each picture and brought it to life. I didn't want a trendy all-white kitchen with only open shelving, because that just isn't practical for our everyday life. We have three dogs and cook a lot! They took to heart what we wanted and what made sense for us. It still feels very strange to look back at these pictures and see ourselves and our friends on HGTV’s Home Town. You never know what you’ll do or say in front of a camera or what your voice will sound like on television. As we settled in last night to relive this wonderful experience, we made sure that our DVR was set. Perhaps in the future, we can rewatch the episode whenever we need a reminder of how blessed we are to be here and to have friends like the Napiers, Rasberrys, and Nowells. We now have a place that I am proud to come home to every single day.


 

Our New Kitchen (& its Past Lives)

When we bought our house in 2011, there was nothing left from 1925 in the kitchen. It looks to have been renovated sometime in the 1980s with Formica countertops and dollhousey trim above the windows. While very well taken care of, it felt dated, flimsy and sterile and was the main point of renovation in the house before we moved in in the spring of 2012. The previous owner, Mrs. Mary Lynn, even said,


 

See Erin and Ben Napier's Personal Kitchen Makeover in Their 1925 Craftsman Cottage

And the award for "Prettiest Kitchen in Laurel" goes to...


 

Visiting Erin & Ben Napier’s 1925 Craftsman in Laurel, Mississippi

Earlier this Spring, when I was sharing the photos from our Honeymoon Road Trip, I posted about this great town we stopped in to see – Laurel, Mississippi. Since then my inbox has been filled…


 

A Quiet Place to Call Home

A Quiet Place to Call Home | S2E5 Home Town | HGTV


 


 

Erin Napier Shares the Details of Her Gorgeous Kitchen Renovation

At long last, Erin has the kitchen of her dreams — and she’s bringing us on a walk-through of what it took to get there.


 

Southern Newlywed: At Home with Erin and Ben Napier - Southern Weddings

See photos of the inside of Erin and Ben Napier's home in Laurel, MS. Erin and Ben and their Craftsman-style home star in the HGTV series Home Town!


 

Laurel Mercantile Co. | Erin & Ben Napier | HGTV Home Town #hometownhgtv Laurel Mercantile Co. & Scotsman Co. flagship store for Erin and Ben Napier, hosts of HGTV's Home Town. We are located in Erin and Ben's hometown of Laurel, Mississippi. We sell USA made goods produced by American craftspeople.


 

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Erin Napier Is an Early Adopter of the Grandmillennial Trend

She's the queen of historically accurate renovations and vintage finds, but did you know there's a whole movement around her design style?


 

HGTV Barnwell Hometown Takeover Entry

HGTV Barnwell Hometown Takeover Entry - YouTube


 

A Touch of Provence in Southern Mississippi

A Touch of Provence in Southern Mississippi | Home Town | HGTV


 

Photos

Photos | Home Town | HGTV


 

The Griffin House

In the season finale of HGTV Home Town, Anne and Russ Griffin, were looking for a place to call home for little awhile. What they didn’t expect was the dream, craftsman home that they will cherish forever. What we’ve always loved about Erin and Ben is their unmatched ability to uncover the home owner’s taste and stay true to the intent of how they will live and use the space. With an “open door policy,


 

Photos

Photos | Ben Napier | HGTV


 

A Quiet Place to Call Home

A Quiet Place to Call Home | S2E5 Home Town | HGTV


 

Home Town Season 3, Episode 2 Recap: The Hogues

On last night’s episode, we got to meet the Hogue family. (Party of 12, might I add) They are fresh out of Arizona, and moved here this past year, complete with 4 out of 10 children. The Hogues have become an absolute staple in our community– our Downtown especially.


 

#1,899 Waco Day 2 (When in Texas).

Well today just about tops every other “cool thing” that ever happened on this blog before now. I’m so so so tired so I’ll let the pictures do most of the talking tonight. First things first, we had to go by a boot store so Ben could live out his childhood cowboy dreams. And then we made a quick stop at Magnolia Market to see all the hooplah and pick up a couple goodies. We found a...


 

Erin Napier's Signature Style - Cottage and Vine

It took me long enough, but this summer I’ve been catching up on Home Town. I recorded the HGTV series as soon as I found out about it, but finding the time to sit down to watch it was a different story. I’m probably the last one to the party, but y’all, I adore Erin […]


 

Home Town: History in the Making

Erin and Ben Napier have their work cut out for them renovating a classic but dilapidated home built in 1900 for an architectural designer and his soon-to-be wife moving back to Mississippi from New York City.


 

This Mississippi Cottage from Season 2 of “Home Town” is for Sale

Brace yourselves, HGTV enthusiasts. Here’s a real estate listing that’s sure to set your house-hunting hearts ablaze: For only the second time ever, a renovated property from “Home Town” is publicly listed for sale. Featured during the show’s second season, the charming Laurel, Mississippi cottage at 1028 Euclid Avenue received a makeover from husband and wife team Erin and Ben Napier.


 

Warm dark entry with family photos From HGTV Home Town


 


 

Home Town Host Erin Napier Shares a Look Inside Baby Helen's Nursery

HGTV "Home Town" stars Erin and Ben Napier are quickly becoming one of my favorite couples on TV. With Chip and Joanna Gaines leaving "Fixer Upper," Erin and Ben are filling a shiplap-shaped hole in viewers hearts.


 

HGTV's Ben Napier Shows Off His Dramatic 55-Pound Weight Loss

The "Home Town" star says having his first child inspired him to be "healthier."