New furniture can often seem expensive, but updating your furnishings can make a great statement about you and your home. Especially when the piece that you’re updating is your dining room table. Because it is such a central part of entertaining and family life, it gives you a great opportunity to make a statement while providing significant value – both economic and practical – to your home. If that table is hand crafted, like the work done by only a few select firms still operating in North America, then even better.
Not many pieces of furniture are handcrafted anymore. Most of what you find on the market today has been manufactured in factories, often out of cheap materials like fiberboard – that’s certainly what you will find if you walk into any big box store! The problem with this furniture is that while it is cheaper to make, most of those savings go into the pocket of the manufacturer, while you’re the one stuck with having to replace your piece after only a few years of ownership. Luckily, some still value craftsmanship and quality construction – for instance, check out this catalogue of handmade wood dining tables in Toronto.
Your dining room table says a lot about you, so it’s worth it to get the best one that you can afford. Not only because it will last a long time if purchased from the right retailer, but because you’re going to be spending a lot of time with it and you don’t want to end up with a table that you regret. You might want to look at a company like Woodcraft, which is based in Toronto but ships all over the world, because they produce really striking tables that will last you a very long time. Their work is so admired that it is even regularly featured on W Network home improvement shows like The Property Brothers and Candace Tells All!
There’s really no substitute for getting a really well crafted, handcrafted table built out of a real, solid, Canadian wood like oak, maple, pine, or cherry. The quality will last for generations, which means that your kids will be able to enjoy it, too – one of the reasons it’s good to spend as much as you can on a table is that you know that means it will last for a really long time, and your kids won’t want to be stuck with something ugly. A store that has been in business for a while, producing tables since at least 1974– like Woodcraft – is a good choice from which to pick your perfect dining room table. Because they’ve been around for over four decades, you know your new table is really going to last – just like them!