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How to choose the right dining table for your space

How to choose the right dining table for your space

Choosing the right dining table seems simple enough, until you start measuring your space, taking into account all of the little details, and daydreaming about hosting dinner parties. We get it. It can feel a bit overwhelming to figure out exactly what size of dining table you should get, or what style would look best in your dining area or eat-in kitchen. 

You’ll want to choose a dining table that complements your space and feels functional. And of course, you should opt for a piece of furniture that is built-to-last and sturdy.

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Wood Species Guide

Wood Species Guide

When you’re looking for a custom table, whether it be for your dining room or your boardroom, it’s helpful to know what type of wood you’d prefer your furniture to be built with. Part of the beauty of commissioning a custom wood table after all is getting to select your wood species. But with so many options, it can be difficult to choose. 

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Butcher Blocks vs. Wood Countertops

Butcher Blocks vs. Wood Countertops

You’ve probably heard the term “butcher block”. We’ve seen a lot of confusion around this wording. At some point in time, many people started calling any solid wood tables or countertops “butcher block”. (Not to point fingers or anything, but we’re thinking it may have been thanks to Ikea) There is a difference between the two, and treating your counter the same way you would a butcher block could result in long term damage to the wood. So, we think it’s important to make the distinction. 

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Meet the Kantan, a Japanese inspired dining table

Meet the Kantan, a Japanese inspired dining table

In traditional Japanese home design, there are three things that are given the utmost importance: simplicity, functionality, and attention to nature and space.

These values are so similar to our values here at Son of a Woodcutter that it’s no wonder we were inspired by Japanese furniture design to create one of our newest dining tables. In a traditional Japanese home, every piece has a function and simple elegance. This is what we aimed for when we designed the Kantan table, which literally means “simple” in Japanese. This simple beauty was designed to look incredible in any home, bringing balance and a healthy dose of nature to your dining room.

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