Back in April, I had told you about Hubby’s plans to build a dining table. We wanted something BIG … big enough to host our whole family easily at any time. And he has a strong affection for modern, crisp clean lines.
It was a labour of love my friends, but it is now complete and I am thrilled!
It is over 9 feet in length, so we’ll be able to have 10-12 people around it for sure. After the jump, you can check out some more photos.
The name of the wood used is “bubinga,” which I find impossible to say without adding “ba-da-boom, ba-da, bing!” But I digress … it’s a really heavy hardwood. And the grain of this wood is absolutely stunning. Here’s a close-up:
Now, I really need to get to work on the choice of chair! Hubby prefers a mid-century modern style (like some of these), but I’m worried that it will simply be too much wood …. perhaps a super modern white chair (like this)? And also? Holy moley, 10 chairs is gonna be a lot of pennies!
My uncle gifted us with an absolutely gorgeous carpet that we’ve been using in the front sitting room. But I’m thinking that perhaps I’ll move it into the dining room. It has blacks, greys, and reds. I’m also tempted to paint that accent wall over in black, but shhhh … don’t tell Hubby! He will certainly not be in the mood for more painting after the big white wash.
Oh yes, and we also need a curtain rod, curtains, a buffet, and a chandelier. But hey, we have a dining table! (Thank you to my seriously crazy-talented Hubby! I just love it!)