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New in Dining Room Storage

We have added two new pieces to our Dining Room Storage collection!  

The Highland Hutch 

Featuring beautiful sliding glass doors and a contemporary flair.  It would compliment a wide variety of our tables and chairs.  

Amish Tables Solid Wood Contemporary Hutch

The Imperial Wine Cabinet 

For those who love to entertain, this is the perfect piece to store and serve! Featuring pullout trays, glass storage and your entertaining accessories.  Choosing your own wood and stain will make this piece truly yours. 

 Amish Tables Solid Wood Wine Cabinet

Table Tuesday: Heidi Dining Set

Amish Tables Heidi Extension Dining Set

The Heidi Leg Table has a casual mission look.  With a simple arched skirt and 3" square post legs, it provides a sturdy place for family meals, homework and game nights!   This table can come with up to 12 extensions, for a maximum of 18' of space, so there is room for everyone.

View the Table: Heidi Leg Extension Table

We recommend pairing the table with the Houghton Chairs which is a customer favorite for style and comfort.

This set is pictured in Quarter Sawn White Oak, but can be ordered in any of our standard wood types and finishes. 

Table Tuesday: Newbury Dining Set

The Newbury Leg Table is a customer favorite! The transitional style can be dressed up or casual, to fit in with a wide variety of homes! This table is perfect for every day or entertaining, seating as few as 6 and up to 20! 

View the Table: Newbury Leg Table

We recommend pairing the table with the Newbury Chairs and the Newbury Extendable Bench for a complete look.

This set is pictured in Brown Maple with a two tone stain, but can be ordered in any of our standard wood types and stains. 

Finding the Perfect Chair to Match Your Table

After selecting your table style and considering the finishing options, the next step in is to select your seating. Your seating will not only further convey the style you are going for, but is of course also functional. 

The Right Style 

When selecting a chair style, we consider the lines and style of the table or other furnishings in the room to the lines of the chair.  

If your table is more of a Mission or Arts & Crafts style, a chair that is more upright, with straighter lines, slatted backs and cross bracing under the seat.  

Examples: Arts and Crafts Chair, Williamsburg Chair, McCoy Dining Chair

A Contemporary or Transitional styled table would be complimented by chairs that are more simple in detail and with soft curved lines.

Examples: Parkland Chair, Hawthorne Chair

A Formal dining table would be further accented by fully upholstered dining chairs or chairs with more ornate details in their backs or legs.  

Examples: Callahan Chair, Kimberly Chair

For a Country look, chairs that are characterized by turned legs and curved backs would work well. 

Examples: Bent Paddle Chair, Parkway Dining Chair


Sizing Considerations

When looking at chairs, you will want to consider the dimensions of the chair itself.  If your dining space is an open space in your kitchen or adjoining room, selecting a style with a slightly shorter back will not take up as much visual space.  For a separate dining room, you can go with taller backs and arm chairs at each end.  

You will also want to consider the dining space and traffic patterns.  If your space is more compact, you could consider using benches along one or both sides.  Alternately, you could set the table with seating along each side and not at the ends.  

For more information on our different chair styles and a little history of the styles, check out our blog series: Take A Seat.

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Table Tuesday: Sonora Trestle Table

Amish Tables Sonora Extension Trestle Table

Another new table to highlight for #TableTuesday!  The Sonora Trestle dining table is modern in style and features a simple and sleek trestle base.  This table is perfect for every day or for entertaining.  It can seat as few as 6 and up to 12! 

View the Table: Sonora Dining Table

We recommend pairing the table with the Sonora Chairs for a complete look.

This set is pictured in beautiful Cherry wood, but can be ordered in any of our standard wood types. You can select your stain and upholstery as well to coordinate into your dining space.

Color, Warmth and Choosing the Right Stain

Amish Tables Choosing the Right Stain

Choosing the wood type is only part of the process.  Complimenting those beautiful grain patterns with the perfect stain is an equally important step. Each wood type will absorb and showcase stain colors differently, but each are designed to enhance the beauty of the wood.

  1. How to Select the Perfect Dining Room Table Style
  2. How Many People Do You Want to Seat
  3. How to Decide on Your Furniture Wood Type
  4. Color, Warmth and Choosing the Right Stain
  5. Finding the Perfect Chair to Match Your Table
  6. With Accent Furniture to Complete the Room
  7. Adding The Finishing Touches - Decorating your Finished Room

The Staining Process

Our team of Amish finishers uses a professional grade stain that is sprayed onto the furniture and allowed to soak in.  It is then wiped off by hand.  It is sealed and top coated with our catalyzed varnish for a beautifully finished product. 

Stains, Paints and More

We offer a wide variety of stain colors from natural (which is just a top coat applied to the natural wood) to stains as dark as ebony (which is almost black).  Or you can choose from a wide selection of paint colors to either pair with the stains for a two-tone look or to use on the entire piece. 

In addition to our stains and paints, you can also add specialty finishing techniques for an even more customized look.  We have everything from rub-through, matte sheen, glazes and more.  You can find out more about our finishing techniques in our Blog Post: Specialty Finishes Explained.

Selecting the Right Color

How do you know what stain or paint will work in your home?  We recommend looking at the room overall.  

  • What are the tones in your room?  Consider the wall color, flooring, light sources, other furnishings, area rug, etc.  
  • Do you want your new dining set to be the focal point or blend in?
  • Do the tones have cool undertones or warm? 
  • Are you trying to achieve a more formal or relaxed look?

Finding Your Style

If you are trying to achieve a more contemporary look, you could choose a natural finish or a darker stain like Rich Tobacco or Ebony.  

If your home is more traditional, one of the reddish or red-brown stains may be the perfect compliment. 

Or maybe your style tends to be more eclectic, so you could try staining the table a medium toned brown stain with chairs in a complimenting lighter or darker stain.

For a Country Chic look, you could paint the base of the table a warm white and stain the top of the table a light to medium tone brown.  Do the same two-tone technique to your chairs to complete the look.

If you love the beach, consider painting the entire piece our classic white for a fresh look. 

Since all of our furniture is made to order, you can finish your dining set exactly as you want!  With each variation, your dining set begins to take on a little more of your style until the end result is a perfectly chosen piece that will look just right in your home.  What will your dining set look like? 

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