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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 06:04 pm
I'm considering buying one of these tables. Neither one has chairs to go with them. I don't much like to shop and I don't know much about chairs.

Table A is walnut:

http://images.craigslist.org/3kc3pc3l05Oa5T95Pda333c87bfbd2fc91789.jpg

Table B is oak:

http://images.craigslist.org/3k53o53l05O75T35Raa34ad30df9993b41656.jpg

What kind of chair would you put with either one of these tables?

Thanks!

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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 06:12 pm
Something like these chairs would go with either table
http://www.outwestfurnituremt.com/images/photo/Antique-223-F.jpg


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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 06:14 pm
Those are very pretty! Do you know what that style is called?
CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 06:14 pm
This table is almost identical to the first one you pictured...
http://z.about.com/w/experts/Collectibles-General-Antiques-682/2009/01/Antique-Table-Chairs1.jpg

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CalamityJane
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 06:20 pm
@boomerang,
No, I don't - it said that they're from around 1850
here is the website where they have those chairs
http://www.outwestfurnituremt.com/furniture-detail.php?type=Antique
Green Witch
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 06:23 pm
@boomerang,
You need to match up the styles, especially in terms of the leg shape. The top table is Tudor or Jacobean and the bottom is colonial.

For the top I would go for something like either of these:

http://www.arabesqueoak.com/products/chairs/345JamesI-Uphol-Panel.jpg

http://i15.ebayimg.com/02/i/001/5b/4e/5bbe_1_b.JPG

For the Colonial you could do classic Windsor
http://i11.ebayimg.com/05/i/001/5b/4e/5c4e_1_sbl.JPG
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 06:29 pm
@CalamityJane,
That place has some cool stuff! I've been wanting to visit some friends in Idaho..... maybe a trip to Montana.....

I loved these chairs:

http://www.outwestfurnituremt.com/images/photo/Antique-214-F.jpg

I usually like simple furniture so I'm surprised that I'm liking that fancy table so much. We're usually so rough on stuff that fancy isn't a good choice but the fact that this is solid wood and not veneer works in it's favor.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 06:34 pm
We live about a mile from Portland's antique row. I was over there the other day and saw a couple of sets of chairs that I liked. I'm kicking myself for not taking pictures.

There were some windsor chairs among them but they were about $300 each. Way out of my price range.

I went over there to compare the craigslist prices to store prices. I don't get why the tables are cheap and the chairs are so expensive.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 07:11 pm
@boomerang,
Table A has some ugly legs! They don't seem to be in proportion to belong to a squarish table like that one is.

Where will you be putting it? In a dining room or the side of a kitchen? That will determine the types of chairs that will match the chosen table.
NickFun
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 07:19 pm
I think these chairs would be appropriate for either table.

 http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_aX2CXbN_k34/SXKJaOxDd8I/AAAAAAAAAAw/msQmLOSwc-A/s400/funny+garden+chair.jpg
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 07:40 pm
@tsarstepan,
Mr. B? Really. Are you really Mr. B? I swear you could be Mr. B. You never post when he's home so...... ya' know.

Actually these table legs didn't bother him much and he has given GREAT thought to table legs.

I have been asking him to build us a table. He's a skilled carpenter and we have easy access to every possible wood you could imagine. He's more than willing to build the table top but he is so hung up on leg proportions that he won't do it.

He had this slab of walnut -- about 2 feet wide, about 5 feet long, about 6 inchs thick, with a raw edge. We wanted to slice it down the length, bookend it and make a tabletop. It would have been amazing. He got all hung up on the legs so we never did it and someone bought the slab.

Hurupmph.

So even though I know he could build me the most amazing table ever he's all hung up on legs.

I've even been looking for tables I can tear apart just for the legs.

Okay. Rant over.
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 07:41 pm
@NickFun,
OMG. It would totally work with our urinal:

http://s4.hubimg.com/u/279091_f520.jpg
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 08:10 pm
To get an idea of the wood slabs I'm talking about here are some cool photos:

http://www.gobywalnut.com/catalog/images/cat-slab-200807-275.jpg

http://www.gobywalnut.com/catalog/images/cat-slab-200711-275.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 08:19 pm
@boomerang,
Try to keep as much of the grain visible as possible. I love the color of the second piece.
boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 08:33 pm
@tsarstepan,
It's amazing, isn't it. I never knew you could buy wood in such forms. Visiting this mill is mind-blowing. Seriously.

They sell wood to luthiers all over the world too. Stunning stuff. Beautiful instruments.

They're also environmentally friendly:

Quote:
Goby Walnut Products is very concerned with the impact we are having on our environment. Our wood comes from local Northwest trees that are either hazard or salvage. Our buildings are heated with offcuts from these trees through a very efficient wood fired boiler system. Side cuts from flooring become butcher block countertops. Walnut planer shavings are a natural weed suppressor and we are developing packaging to sell the shavings as a natural alternative to chemical weed suppressants. The Goby delivery truck runs on bio-diesel and Goby Walnut Products is in the process of “smartwood” certification. At Goby Walnut Products we see no reason why responsible environmental practices cannot co-exsist with successful business.


Note: This is not Mr. B's business. I'm not trying to hustle up business. He does do business with this company but we have no financial stake in their success.

ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 08:49 pm
@boomerang,
I am so non-burl that I can just say no on those slabs. I assume I am burl (etc) reactive. (Not at all against luthiers).

We (had, instead of have, since I'm gone) some major wood artists in humboldt county. I get it.

I'd not put that in my dining room (okay, go for it), but on the patio or conservatory..
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boomerang
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 10:02 pm
Ummm... they aren't burl.
ossobuco
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 10:08 pm
@boomerang,
Yeh, but they look like it. I wouldn't position that in a smallish right angle dining room.

But - you would? There ya go..

I'll wait to see the chairs.
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plainoldme
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 10:32 pm
The idea of tables and chairs matching each other is only about 100 years old. There are some Victorian dining sets that feature matching chairs but matched sets only became common place circa 1920 or after the end of WWI.

I now live in a late Victorian house. Actually, it's a sort of "folk Victorian." I feel free to use Victorian, Eastlake, early Craftsman and Centennial furniture as well as French, English and Swedish pieces.

I have a late Federal dining table and some very high class reproductions of Aesthetic period leather upholstered chairs from the same company that furnishes the White House, along with two period country Chippendale chairs. My dining room also contains a period Federal bureau that I use to store linens and candles.
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dadpad
 
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Reply Fri 5 Mar, 2010 10:45 pm
I can do burls and slabs if you want it.
 

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