If you’re having guests over for Thanksgiving or other holidays this year, you’ve got a good excuse to update your dining table. A beautiful handcrafted wood table will earn ooohs and aahs from guests and also makes a great holiday present for yourself. Solid wood tables aren’t just impressive to look at. They’re also a high-quality furniture piece that, if cared for well, can become a family heirloom.

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Choosing A New Table

The perfect table is a highly individual choice. You’ll want something that reflects your personal tastes and fits in with your dining room and/or kitchen décor. Rustic + Modern makes personalizing your table simple.

You choose rustic, modern, or industrial style. Then you customize the size to make sure there’s room for all your friends and family. Next, you get to choose from several different wood types, stain colors, and finish effects.

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Holiday Table Care

Tables can take a beating during the holiday season. You have more people around the table and more food on the table than usual. Solid wood isn’t hard to take care of, but you do want to follow a few guidelines.

We recommend cleaning your new table with mild soap and a soft cloth, like microfiber. Polish the wood surface as-needed using Howard Feed-N-Wax Wood Polish and Conditioner. This also helps protect the surface. Never use harsh chemicals, such as bleach, on your new furniture. These chemicals can eat away the finish over time.

Protective Table Settings

Fast changes in temperature can warp and damage wood. This means it’s a good idea to keep your table away from radiators, fireplaces, and heating ducts. But you’ll also want to avoid placing hot food directly on the table. Always use hot pads to protect the wood surface from warm pots and serving dishes.

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You’ll also want to consider using placemats under each table setting to keep from scratching the wood. If you’re choosing any table decorations with sharp edges, put them on a mat or table runner as well. Scratches wouldn’t be very noticeable on a table with a distressed finish, but if you opted for a smooth finish on a wood like walnut or hickory, you’ll want to protect it.

Ready to order or talk about customized table options? Send us a note or call (469) 347-2484 to get in touch with us. We’ll work with you to answer any questions and help you pick the right table design for your space.