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Now that my remodeling is almost done, it’s time to add a hardwood kitchen table set. If you’ve been following my Instagram account lately, you’ve probably noticed that we’re remodeling the kitchen. We took out the floor, cupboards, counters, and replaced two walls. It’s been a huge process that will take about a month before it’s complete, but it’s worth it! Thank you, Oak Furniture Land, for providing a gorgeous kitchen table set for this post.
Hardwood Kitchen Table Set
This is the first, last and only time we’ll be redoing the kitchen. The choices I’m making now need to last me a lifetime which is why it was so important to me that I find the best hardwood kitchen table set I could. I knew that 100% hardwood lasts so much longer than any type of manufactured wood substitute.
Choose the shape
Since our home was built in 1865, we have a relatively small kitchen. People just didn’t need a lot of space to cook back before the days of dishwashers and 4000 square foot homes. Because space was at a premium, we opted for a rectangular shaped table. If you have a larger kitchen, then certainly square or even circular tables may work for you. I like the straight lines of rectangular and square tables because they tend to give the room a more visually clean look. Rectangular tables also make inviting guests easier since they can generally seat more people. If space is at a premium, choose a table set with an extension.
Select a Style
Our home is a New England Farmhouse style and I tend toward a style that is somewhere between minimalism and Shaker styles. I love natural wood, but I am not attracted to a lot of decorations and accessories that some farmhouse kitchens have. I knew that I wanted the table to have an attractive finish that showed off the beautiful wood grain. If you prefer a more modern approach, you may want to choose a darker wood with less grain.
Always choose a hardwood kitchen table set. They will withstand wear much better than soft woods. There are a wide variety of different woods you can choose for your new table. Consider the type of wood that your cabinets are made of and your flooring if you have hardwood floors. I chose mango wood because mango is a fast growing tree that is considered more sustainable than many other types of hardwood.
You can opt for a traditional chair or a bench when deciding what seating options you want. Consider everyone’s age when making your selection. A booster seat for a child will more easily be attached to a chair. Elderly people or people who are handicapped may need the back support that a chair will provide rather than the open back of a bench. You may also want to choose a chair with a cushion on top – either fabric covered or leather covered. Since we have cats, we opted for solid wood because we knew it would last longer and be easier to keep clean.
Oak Furniture Land specializes in handcrafted solid hardwood furniture. There is never any veneer or chipboard, and they use traditional dovetail joints for the highest quality dining set. The furniture is fully assembled and shipped for free, and I couldn’t be happier with the quality and appearance of our new hardwood kitchen table set. I love how sturdy the table and chairs are. You can tell that it’s very well made when you sit down, and I know that this is going to last us a lifetime.
Ellen is a busy mom of a 22-year-old son and 27-year-old daughter. She owns 5 blogs and is addicted to social media. She believes that it doesn’t have to be difficult to lead a healthy life. She shares simple healthy living tips to show busy women how to lead fulfilling lives. If you’d like to work together, email firstname.lastname@example.org to chat.