Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Now we just need more chairs (Wordless Wednesday)

We've been feeling a little cramped around our old dining table, designed to seat 8, now that we have ten eating at the table. We've talked for years about how to find a table that would suit our needs and decided that my husband would build one.

Last fall, we bought two pedestals on Ebay for an amazing steal (the guy only made $10 on each of them after he paid for shipping), and this past month, this is what my husband created for our family:

It's actually two tables hooked together. Each square table seats eight, and pushed together, they seat 12 or more comfortably. When we have guests or want more flexibility, we can unhook the two tables and seat four more people.

I'm loving the table! I love that it has a mixture of both dark and light wood. It ties the maple we have in the kitchen with the cherry we have in the neighboring great room, and gives us the flexibility to switch to another chair color or style later on if we like.

10 comments:

Julie P said...

Genius! And it looks great, too.

Leila- All Meant To Shine said...

Wow!! That is such a gorgeous table!! I love the woods together, also!!

The Wright Family said...

We found that Ikea is a great place to buy chairs, we got some ladder back pine chairs, stained dark for $40 each. The nicest thing is that they are SO light that even the littlest kids can move them around. KSL often lists tables with chairs like that for cheap too! I'm tickled for you- having a table we all fit around makes me so happy, and eating together is more important than most people realize!

Valerie said...

Very clever! I love the look & functionality of it.

Nanette said...

Love it.
I had the same idea a couple of years back. A friend of mine who has 8 children has two bar height, 8 person, square tables that they keep together normally, but seperate when they have missionaries or other guests over. Ever since then, that's what I've wanted. We currently have a table that extends to 12, but being able to pull the tables apart and not have to worry about adding leaves to it would be helpful.

Maryanne said...

It's great! And such a great solution! We'd like more table space too, would you be ok with me Pinterest pinning this?

Handsfullmom said...

Sure, Maryanne. Pin away

Claire said...

Your husband did a beautiful job! I'd love to have something like that one day.

We just had to expand as well. For a good year we've been pushing two computer chairs up to our table that sat four. I kept trying to save for a new table and things just came up. Finally we found a great table at a yard sale that comfortably seats six, and was a great deal. A small thing for sure, but still an answered prayer.

Corine said...

Wow! :D Gorgeous!! Do you think your husband could share some "know how"? My husband is interested in making a table for us (as am I)...

Corine said...

PS. Thanks for the inspiration! :D

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