Choose Quality Over Price For Your Dining Room Table
Sometimes it is the little things that make a dining room stand out, but that is not the case with your dining room table. Your table is the thing that makes or breaks the look and style of your dining room. It is the centerpiece and where all eyes are attracted to in this room. Having the right table means your room looks amazing. If you have a cheap looking table then this room will be severely downgraded; it will look like a cheap room. Make the right choice when choosing your table and you will impress your guests.
When you choose a dining room table consider first the material and workmanship upon which it is made. Stay away from traits like pressed wood and chips. Steer clear of materials that do not seem to fit together naturally. Take a look at the hinges and see if the screws and nails are in straight and not crooked. Crooked screws means that the table is secured in a way that will cause stress points to crack and fail over time. How does the paint job look? Are there any signs of cracking and peeling? Sometimes the writing is on the table. If it looks cheap it most likely is.
Now if you want the best then you must look for some good traits. Check to see if the dining room table you are looking for is made from solid wood. Solid oak is best but there are other woods that work well too. Most high quality tables are protected with a special coating that keeps the wood from absorbing spills while keeping it looking shiny and new. Take a look at the workmanship. The screws should be nice and straight instead of coming in at an angle. The hinges should be of high quality material, like brass, for long lasting durability.
You can expect to pay more for the nicer tables but your table will last years longer than the lower costing tables. Do not be cheap and go for the quick fix. You will regret it later when you are replacing your dining room table every few years. That is not to say you should neglect your new high quality table. You still need to keep it clean and make sure you are not doing anything crazy on your table that would shorten the life of this piece of furniture. Take care of it and it will last a lifetime.