When choosing a rustic dining table, there are many different things to consider from what type of wood and finish you should apply. This will completely depend on the look you’re trying to achieve in your space but with so many options out there it can be hard know where or how start! We've pulled together everything that is needed before buying one for some helpful insight into these decisions as well.
Oak is a hard-wearing wood that can withstand constant use, and it also has a timeless natural beauty. Oak trees need to grow for longer periods of time so they're more expensive than some other types of material while still being durable in the long run because their density makes them last through heavy wear or tear with care from you homeowners on behalf these tables. There are many different variations within oak colours such as light versus dark shades which offer plenty options when deciding what would best suit your interior design style - making this costly but beautiful investment worth every penny!
Walnut is a beautiful and versatile wood that has been prized for centuries. From light brown to dark chocolate, the different shades make this hardwood perfect for any home's rustic dining table as it will stand out from other pieces in your house. As one of the most pricey options available though there can sometimes be an issue with price point but nothing beats having something made from only natural materials!
Pine is a lighter, softer wood with varying shades ranging from creamy white to yellow. It’s hard-wearing and durable making it great for any type of table you might need in your home! Thanks to its light coloration pine can also be stained easily so that there's no lack when trying out different styles or colours without worrying about matching tones after installation - just choose something which will work well alongside other furniture already present within the space where this new piece resides.
Wood is a durable material that can withstand wear and tear, but it does require maintenance to keep its condition. Like with all rustic dining tables, spills need to be dealt with as soon as possible because moisture will cause damage over time if not attended too quickly. Tables should also have coasters or placemats placed strategically around them so you don't end up scuffing the surface finish!
Rustic Dining tables, like all furniture made by hand and with care can be turned into heirlooms. Once your dining table has been made applying a finish is the last part of this process- so make sure you take some time to do it right! You have several options when deciding how best coat your surface: varnish or oil? Wax?! There's pros/cons for every choice as well as different types that may work better depending on what look you're going for now-- which means those decisions don't need to happen quickly either ;)
One of the most common finishes used to protect wood surfaces is varnish. Varnishes offer a durable, clear protective finish that can last for many years with little maintenance required other than standing back and re-varnishing when necessary in order restore its shine or if damaged by liquids spillage from accidents such as children spilling juice on your rustic dining table!
Wood oils are a great way to protect your rustic dining table, whilst still maintaining its natural feel and texture. Wood oil finishes also help enhance the colour of wood without risk for spills or general use; however frequent application will be required as it has been noted that this type protection can chip easily (especially if you're cooking on top). If looking into purchasing new furniture we recommend checking out our guide about how often these products need maintenance here!