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Meet Tani and Tom Roberts of Bucket of Nails in Fallbrook

Today we’d like to introduce you to Tani and Tom Roberts.

Tani and Tom, let’s start with your story. We’d love to hear how you got started and how the journey has been so far.
It started with our own farm table from the late 1800’s. We have 5 children and we are always gathering around the table to eat, visit or play board games. When we started Bucket we always knew we wanted to evolve into custom building tables for families. My husband, Tom heads up our build team and sometimes one of our sons will join the team. We enjoy taking the time to listen to our customers and build the table that they have dreamed of. Skylar or Julianna are part of the design team,

We surround the store with vintage items that make us smile and we bring in local artist that make quality items that they have a passion for. Put it all together and you have Bucket!

We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
The store has a life of its own- sometimes we say it has wings and you just need to let it go, We grew the build shop 3 times before moving to the large store. It was easy to move the build shop it was behind the scene. The biggest step we took by far was moving to our current location last November- We closed down for two days and jumped in – we have never looked back it was the right choice- it was the best decision that we have made.

Being able to combine the store with the build shop and bring the family under one roof was the direction we always wanted to go.

So let’s switch gears a bit and go into the Bucket of Nails story. Tell us more about the business.
We are best known for our farm house tables. We are excited to come in every day to see how one will turn out. We get to do what we love- its humbling that people have responded the way they have to the tables and it continually surprises us on how kind folks are.

Our customer service sets us apart- it is in our blood to do it right or don’t do it. To know when it’s ok to say we may not be the right builder for you. Its ok to know your limits, but not be afraid to push them a bit.

Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
We would be foolish to acknowledge that Magnolia Farms has helped our business. We got lucky and hit a trend- but you must evolve and make sure you never lose your quality of your workmanship. The trick is to turn a trend into a long sustaining relationship with your clients. I trend may have introduced you to our family- once you come into the store we hope you stay awhile.


  • Custom Farm house tables start at $895.00 for an 8 ft table our under.
  • We build up to 12 ft! The price for a 12 ft Trestle table is $1495.00.

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