Wood Dining Tables: It’s All in the Materials

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Do you know why wood dining tables are always the types of tables used in upscale homes? They are always the main furniture pieces in the dining rooms of expensive properties because they lend a certain aura of grandeur and elegance which no other kind of dining table can achieve.

The Popularity of Wood

Wood has always been the traditional material for making tables, cabinets and other furniture in the traditional home. Aside from being used as a building construction material, it is also the preferred material for making wooden dining tables and other furniture. Even with the development of other building and construction materials, wood was able to hold its own because of its natural beauty and elegance.

Wood Increases a Home’s Value

In fact, if you see a house today with wood as its main building material, you can safely assume that its value can reach up to the roof. Wood, especially hard wood, is really very expensive today. It is mainly because of its natural rustic appearance that can impart a certain kind of integrity, beauty, style and solidness to whatever structure it is attached to. Its exotic wooden grains are something that is hard to copy. That’s why if you see a wooden cupboard decorating the kitchen, you will know right away that the owner of the house has a rich taste – and also a rich pocket.

Types of Wood for Wood Dining Tables

All wooden dining tables exude a certain sophistication that other kinds of table cannot impart. But if you really want to make your dining tables stand-out, you have to use special types of hardwood. Here are some wood types that will be very effective in creating dining table masterpieces.

  • Walnut – this is a close-grained hardwood. It comes in different shades of brown ranging from light to very rich golden brown. There are some people who stain its surface to make it look like mahogany. Walnut tables are very popular so you can find one very easily.
  • Rosewood – this wood is sometimes confused with Mahogany because of their colour. But there’s a distinct difference: when you look at the wood grains of Rosewood, you will see fine black rings which are not present in the grains of Mahogany. This wood is really heavy, which means it is very strong. That’s why it is used to make fine quality home furniture.
  • Mahogany – this is also a very popular material for making dining tables because of its beautiful and solid colour. Being a hardwood, Mahogany is also close-grained. Its colour is typically dark red. If you match your mahogany dining table with a mahogany wooden cupboard, you will really have a fine quality dining room.
  • Maple – this is a course-grained hardwood with its own natural beauty. It is also a good material for dining tables. Maple exhibits different shades of brown colour. Some are gray-brown, reddish brown and dark brown.

The difference between a fine quality table and an ordinary table oftentimes boils down to its material. If wood dining tables are made of any of the hardwoods mentioned above, you can be sure that they will remain beautiful and fully functional for years to come.

 

 

 

Wood Dining Tables: It’s All in the Materials

Eating On Solid Elegance with a Large Oak Dining Table

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The dining room is often the central family gathering place in any home.  It’s where the whole family gets together for meals, games, conversation, and celebrations. It’s where you have your morning coffee, and it’s where you pay your bills. Few furnishings that you can purchase will be used so often, by so many people, and for so many purposes.  To meet this variety of demand, many homeowners choose a large oak dining table to handle the demands of their busy lifestyle.

Why an oak table? Furniture built from oak is not only strikingly beautiful, it is also extremely durable. If oak is properly maintained and cared for, it can withstand the even most demanding of families. Tables made from oak are stronger and sturdier than tables made from most other woods, therefore, oak is very resistant to damage. It can survive extensive use and holds up very well against daily wear and tear.  A well made piece of furniture can literally last a lifetime. Some pieces are so prized they are handed down from generation to generation.  This durability is exactly what you look for in a dining room table.

Oak is also quite popular because it is so very cosmetically versatile. Oak furniture can be stained, coated, or even painted. There are different varieties of oak which can be used to suit your own personal tastes, and you can coordinate your table with different oak items that may be present in your home, such as cabinetry or flooring,

There are over 600 varieties of oak worldwide, each with a different natural color and grain pattern.  Natural Oak, for example, has a natural brown color. Tiger Oak is created from a process called “quarter-sawing, which results in wonderful striped pattern and is used in finer furniture. Bog Oak is very rare, and is not found everywhere in the world.  It comes from oak preserved for up to five thousand years in peat bog land.  Furniture made from bog oak is expensive. It commonly has a dark red or even black color, having taken on the color of on the minerals of the bog it was discovered in.

A large oak dining table is usually offered with matching oak chairs.  The table and chairs can be simple, with clean, elegant lines, or they can be extremely ornate, with highly detailed carved chair backs and table legs.

 

 

 

Eating On Solid Elegance with a Large Oak Dining Table

The Miracle of an Extendable Dining Table

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The problem with spacing has always been around. Spacing in a dining room is no exception. When having a gathering of friends and family, a larger table is needed. Any other day, however, it’s nice to have the extra space a smaller table provides. This has been true ever since people have gathered around a table.

In the 18th century, furniture makers began trying to solve this problem, so, the drop flap table was introduced. The drop flap table can be round, oval, or rectangle. It has separate flaps attached by hinges that would either hang or tuck underneath the main section of the table. When needed, these flaps could be opened out to extend the table, allowing more surface room. These flaps had legs that would support them. Though this would add surface space to the table, there was the question of comfort. With all the legs supporting the table, diners would have limited space for their legs.

In 1780, a new concept came about. The pedestal dining table was invented. This table had a pedestal in the middle that could be separated into halves as the two main pieces were slid apart. Leaves could be added to extend the table without adding more legs to the table. Thus, the antique extended dining table was produced. The pedestal table was produced in several sizes from breakfast tables that could be folded to take up less space when not in use to long tables that could seat twelve when the extra leafs were added.

Today, there are several different types of extendable dining table mechanisms. One version uses the same principle as a drawer. It consists of interlocking rails that slide wider, allowing room for extra leafs (panels of wood that matches the surface of the table) to be placed in the middle. Some tables have leafs hidden in a compartment underneath the table or are built into the bottom of the table so that they can be unfolded into the correct position.Extendable Dining Table 2

Another version of the extending mechanism uses toothed wheels and rails that aid in the extending of the table. This kind of mechanism allows for a smoother transition. Again, leafs may either be pulled out from under the table or dropped into position. Almost every extendable dining table has locks that allow the user to either lock the table in the smaller form or the extended form. There are round extendable dining tables, though they are less common as they cannot add as much surface area. Extendable dining tables also come in several different materials including solid wood, glass, and even stone.

The Miracle of an Extendable Dining Table

Dinning table for Large Family

 

Dinning table for Large Family

 

If you have a very large family and need something that will provide space for your brood, you might want to visit a reclamation auction and look for a large hardwood door that can serve as the table surface. If you can find the perfect large wood surface, you can hire a designer to create a unique table and add benches for seating the kids and Captain’s chairs for the adults. The designer will need to see where the table will be used to assure it will fit properly and allow room for comfortable seating.

Dinning table for Large Family

Ideas for Dining Table and Chairs

Ideas for Dining Table and Chairs

If you are in the market for a dining table and chairs you should expand your horizons beyond the fancy showrooms with the shiny new furniture. Yes, that lovely furniture is pretty but is also costs a pretty penny. In this day and age we are all holding on to our pretty pennies as tightly as we can.

Instead of brand new, have you ever thought to try a thrift store like Goodwill, Salvation Army, or other thrift stores? This furniture may be in perfect shape but was donated to these worthy causes via estate cleaning or when the family has to relocate and doesn’t have time to sell it and it will take too much room to transport. There are many mitigating reasons why perfectly good furniture ends up in thrift stores; just don’t assume that it is junk.

And if you do find a dining table that has paint peeling or warped spots, you can use some elbow grease to bring new life into the table. If a chair is a little worse for the wear, you can fix it up pretty easily with a little creativity. Some families grow larger than the table and chairs can accommodate. Take advantage of this and find something you can use in your home.

You can also use unusual materials to create your own furniture that fits your style and personality. You can visit construction consignment shops to buy an old cable spool that is tall enough and large enough to work as a pedestal for a round base for a table. PDF board can be cut large enough for a table top. If you can get your hands on a large piece of leaded glass you can bind that to the PDF board for an interesting table. (I know this works because my brother did it about 30 years ago for our breakfast nook.)

Ideas for Dining Table and Chairs

Square Coffee Table

Square Coffee Table

Coffee tables provide a number of functions, in living rooms, offices, sunrooms, outdoors, and in many other places. The table gets its name from its ability to provide a convenient resting place for coffee cups during meetings or casual conversation, but it can definitely be used for other purposes, such as holding magazines, lamps, and any decorations. Coffee tables are generally placed in front of or beside sofas. They work especially well when placed with corner couches, offering a place where everyone at the couch can rest their drink. Square coffee tables are best for this sort of situation, and can work in almost any context.

Square Coffee Table

Hand Painted Rice Drum

Hand Painted Rice Drum

If you have been searching for a storage container that will flow well within your existing kitchen décor and overall interior design while still being efficient to use, then your options may be much slimmer than you think. Many customers seem to be searching for these types of products high and low, but most are left unsatisfied and forced to keep looking. However the Hand Painted Rice Drum seems to be the answer that so many people have been looking for because it provides consumers with storage, style and the key factor of unique appeal that is hard to find elsewhere in today’s market.

Hand Painted Rice Drum

Glass Vases for Drawing Room Decor

Glass Vases

The glass vase is an invention that has been around since the time of the Romans, they were some of the first people to begin using the art of making and coloring glass. When the vases were being created for the Caesars they would begin first by taking the sand which was a part of the construction and then adding different natural pigments to the process so that the glass would be able to take on a rich and beautiful color and ensure that those who were looking at it were able to see its lovely glow as well as its rich coloring. The colors were also added as well to other pieces of glass and it in fact became one of the most expensive mediums which was traded and even was made to be a part of jewelry.

Glass vases have been a part of the history of the elite since the time of the Romans and have continued to be made in every shape and size and also in any color. If you are thinking about decorating your home with glass an excellent place to begin looking is in antique shops in which you will be able to find some of the loveliest colors of colored glass as well as hand-blown glass that will truly set apart the other glass vases that are out there in excellence and quality. The main difference between the older and current pieces is some of the current pieces are now machine made while the older pieces are in fact made by a glass smith who took the time to imagine the shape and then bring life into the shape of that glass vase.

In addition to this glass vases can be made if you have a special vision by going into a glass shop and discussing with them what it is that you are looking for and they can actually make it for you on the spot. For this reason think about all of the possibilities that are out there and you will be able to come up with the perfect design in your house and also what you want to use the vase for. Glass vases are for more than just flowers they are in fact pieces of art which can decorate as well as make your house a great place to live.
Wood coffee tables come in a wide selection of designs, styles, colors, shades, and finishes. As a matter of fact, the amount of choices that you have may be overwhelming. Nevertheless, it is better to have too many options than not enough options, especially when it comes to decorating and furnishing your home. Decorating with wood coffee tables allows you to use your imagination. You can put items on top of the table in order to increase and accent the style of the table and room. On the other hand, if you do not want to be so creativity then you can opt for not putting anything on the table. Either way it goes, the room will still have style.

A wood coffee table does not require a lot of effort to set up. You do not to pull out the toolbox in order to complete this task. All that you really have to do is fasten the legs to the table, and it is ready to use. Of course, taking it apart is really straightforward as well. You just unfasten the legs from the top part of the table. As a result, storing a wood coffee table does not create an issue. It can easily fit in most storage spaces. A wood coffee table makes a great present for people who have just purchased a new home, as well as people who have just moved into a new apartment. It is a present that all homeowners and apartment dwellers can use.

When all is said and done, a wood coffee table can complete the look of any home. Its simplistic but chic design gives you many decorating options. As well, a wood coffee table comes in a wide range of designs, styles, colors, shades, and finishes.

Glass Vases for Drawing Room Decor

Wood Coffee Table

 

 

Wood Coffee Table

All people want to have a home with a décor that is worthy of admiration. They want people who visit their home to give them compliments about how lovely it is. Of course, having a chic and fashionable home décor helps accomplish this goal. There is one home furnishing item that every home should have. If you want to have a fashionable and chic home décor, you need to invest in a wood coffee table.

Wood coffee tables come in a wide selection of designs, styles, colors, shades, and finishes. As a matter of fact, the amount of choices that you have may be overwhelming. Nevertheless, it is better to have too many options than not enough options, especially when it comes to decorating and furnishing your home. Decorating with wood coffee tables allows you to use your imagination. You can put items on top of the table in order to increase and accent the style of the table and room. On the other hand, if you do not want to be so creativity then you can opt for not putting anything on the table. Either way it goes, the room will still have style.

A wood coffee table does not require a lot of effort to set up. You do not to pull out the toolbox in order to complete this task. All that you really have to do is fasten the legs to the table, and it is ready to use. Of course, taking it apart is really straightforward as well. You just unfasten the legs from the top part of the table. As a result, storing a wood coffee table does not create an issue. It can easily fit in most storage spaces. A wood coffee table makes a great present for people who have just purchased a new home, as well as people who have just moved into a new apartment. It is a present that all homeowners and apartment dwellers can use.

When all is said and done, a wood coffee table can complete the look of any home. Its simplistic but chic design gives you many decorating options. As well, a wood coffee table comes in a wide range of designs, styles, colors, shades, and finishes.

Wood Coffee Table

The Beautifully Versatile Sheepskin Rug

The Beautifully Versatile Sheepskin Rug

 

This sheepskin rug provides the perfect amount of warmth and comfort to any room. This rug is hand-made, making each one completely unique so you can be sure that no one else will own the exact same piece of home decor.

This sheepskin rug is quite versatile, making it perfect for a wide range of home decor ideas. You can use the rug as, well, a rug so that you can share the soft cozy feel underfoot. However, there are many other home decor options available as well.

This soft rug can also be used as a throw over the back of your sofa. The white coloring makes it the perfect complement to any decor and its softness allows you to use it as the perfect stand in for your normal everyday throw.

If you have a more modern living or sitting room, this rug looks great over butterfly chairs or lounges to provide just a bit more extra padding where you need it. Another great use for this sheepskin is to add a bit of coziness to those formal dining chairs. This way your guests will love sitting around for some extra chit chat after the meal is finished.

This sheepskin rug adds the perfect touch of glamour to your bathroom when used in place of your normal bath mat. Your toes and feet will love the absolute comfort and softness when you step out of your nice warm bath.

If you have a leather sofa, this soft sheepskin can soften the look. We all know that leather can be abit uncomfortable to sit on, so tuck this throw around the back, and make sure your guests will love sitting on the rather unforgiving leather.

If you love the rustic feel of a cabin, you can use this rug to ramp up the coziness when you place it in front of that roaring fire. Plus, it creates an amazingly comfortable spot for you to lounge with your favorite new book to catch up with your reading.

No matter what decor you have in your home, this sheepskin rug will add a soft and comfortable touch to any room. The beautiful white coloring matches any color scheme, and the softness and comfort simply cannot be beat by any other materials.

If you are ready to embrace the versatility of a sheepskin rug, now is the perfect time.

The Beautifully Versatile Sheepskin Rug