Rustic Tables

Written by Emily Ledbetter
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There are an unlimited number of uses for tables in a home. Bedside tables, dining tables, coffee tables. . .the list goes on and on. Furniture crafted from logs adds a touch of rustic charm to the décor of any home, whether it is a mountain cabin tucked away in the woods or a newly constructed home on a cul-de-sac in the suburbs.

One of the most functional ways to incorporate rustic furniture into a home is through the placement of log tables. Log tables can be placed on either side of the bed to serve as nightstands, in front of the couch as a coffee table or in an entry way as a place to set mail and keys and display photographs and knick-knacks.

Rustic tables can be built from a variety of woods to match the décor of any home. For a very rustic look, many people choose skip-peeled logs because chunks of bark are left on the wood. Others prefer a clean look and choose tables constructed from fully-stripped turned lodge pole.

Picnic in the Dining Room

In many homes across the country, the traditional, formal dining room suit is being replaced with a more casual look. Thick, rectangular tables, similar to the style of a picnic table, crafted from logs are popular in both breakfast nooks and dining rooms. Rather than placing individual chairs around the table, these rustic tables are better suited for log benches running the length of the table. Though they have a casual feel, rustic, picnic-style dining rooms can still be dressed up with fine linens and china for special occasions.

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