My idea of just giving everyone beanbags was ignored.
December 28, 2010 9:46 AM Subscribe
What kind of table do I want and where can I get it? We've been unhappy with our dining table for some time now, it's too big (tall), it scratches easy, and seems to require near constant care because it's also serving as two people's work table. I'm looking for a small informal table that can work easily as a dining table and a work desk. Is there a name for the kind of table I want and where can I find it in the NYC area. Details follow.
posted by The Whelk to shopping (11 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
Our current table is a second-hand pottery barn oval thing.
1: Apartment sized:
The ideal table will have leaves to expand but its height and size of the ornamentation is kept small and low to the ground. Should be able to seat 4 people comfortably.
2: Comes with chairs of equal height so we're not banging our needs or dragging on the ground (like we are now)
3. No metal or glass. We can stain wood.
3a Second hand or thrift store are totally fine by us.
4. Ease of care. This stable gets dinged if you look at it wrong - I think it has to do with it mostly soft wood composite (See Pottery Barn above).
5. I wouldn't mind a rustic appearance but SO is dead set against it, as I am against anything too froo or scrolly. Functional is nice, but we can't seem to agree on which end of the form vs. function to take so something in the middle would be ideal.
Does this table exist and where can we find it? Shopping online is fine but I'd really like to able to sit and the damn thing and see how it feels if I'm going to spend 6 hours a day in it.