Oval, round, square or rectangle. My vote goes to the oval oak dining table. You don’t see many oval tables and that’s because it requires more skill and work to get it right. All four curved corners must be exactly the same. Not to mention how much easier it is to seat two additional people at each end of the dining table. We’ve all had a large dinner party when we have to squeeze two people at each end. It’s never comfortable as you’re dealing with sharp corners and banging elbows with your neighbor.
Oval Oak Dining Table
Inspired by the clean lines of Gustav Stickley, this oval oak dining table has a thick wood top and solid base with decorative cast iron accents. Stickley was a furniture manufacturer in the early 1900’s and the most influential leader of the American Craftsman style. Stickley furniture reflected his ideals of simplicity, sound construction and truth in materials. Unadorned plain surfaces were embellished through the use of colorants to enhance the grain of the wood and to draw attention to the exposed mortise and tenon construction. His hammered metal hardware in iron and copper also emphasized the handmade qualities of his furniture. This oval oak dining table was based on Stickley attributes and was enhanced with the curved corners and ornate decorative accents beneath the surface making it a truly unique piece of furniture for your home. And staying true to the materials used with a solid planked oak top and cast iron details, this dining table will last for years to come. Use this table in the kitchen, the formal dining room or in a commercial space and it will add form and function just as Gustav intended.
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