Written by Katie on February 19, 2010. Permalink
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Written by Katie on February 19, 2010. Permalink
Written by Katie on February 1, 2010. Permalink
This table solves the problem of a custom size dining table for a pretty reasonable price, and more importantly, it’s beautifully simple. Add a set of modern chairs with this wood table and you’ve got a classic look that will last a very long time.
from 32-48″W to 36-90″L
Price Range: $1,590.00 – $2,890.00
Also, there’s the Nora Custom Extension Dining Table ($2,490.00 – $3,690.00) should you need expandable options.
Purchase Information:Price: $1,590.00
Written by Katie on January 25, 2010. Permalink
Hmm, what’s that you say? This desk is awfully similar to the Kant Desk? Why, yes, it certainly is. Does anyone know of an antique design that’s similar to this? It would be interesting if the Kant Desk took inspiration from an antique as well.
Our Library Desk, inspired by an antique design, offers unique convenience with its built-in bookshelf. The clever rear trough neatly organizes files, books, and anything that usually gets lost or needs a home, and displays them for instant reference and retrieval. Made from solid gray-washed sheesham wood, our eye-catching desk requires only minor assembly.
55″L x 31.5″W x 30″H.
Purchase Information:Price: $898.00
Written by Katie on January 20, 2010. Permalink
Yet again, MUJI steels… ahem, steals our hearts with completely affordable modern furnishings.
Maximum carrying capacity for table top is 6.6lbs
18.1″w x 12.2″d x 19.5″h
Available in Natural or Brown.
(This item’s link and price was updated 05/05/10.)
Purchase Information:Price: $88.00
Written by Katie on January 19, 2010. Permalink
These round Dot Tables are quite the buy at $150 and $400 respectively. It’s a lot of that clean-lined look for a rather reasonable price tag (in my opinion).
Durable wood construction, Oak veneer with barley finish.
Purchase Information:Price: $149.00
Written by Katie on January 14, 2010. Permalink
A coffee table inspired by pork ribs sounds frankly more than a little unappetizing, however once you get past the food connotation, the modular form makes sense. Easy to assemble, the ribs allow the table to grow to whatever size you need, enabling a custom fit at a fraction of a custom price. With the purchase of an add-on kit (soon to be available) the table can grown three ribs at a time.
Designed by Eric Pfeiffer.
37″ L x 30″ W x 16″ H
Also, fyi: this retailer is offering a 15% off sale for orders totaling $150 or more, January 8, 2010 – January 31, 2010.
Purchase Information:Price: $599.00
Written by Katie on January 8, 2010. Permalink
Extra space is always at a premium, and if you work like I do, spreading out papers and such is a necessary evil to get a job done. This desk seems to tackle that problem with ease, with an extra drawer-like surface to give you the space you need. Plus, the idea of not necessarily having to straighten up (instead just push in the drawer) is a nice thought.
Hidden cord management storage.
dimensions: 56″l x 26″w x 31″h
Purchase Information:Price: $1399.00
Written by kris & katie on January 7, 2010. Permalink
If I didn’t already have a coffee table I would snap this up in a second.
-Two concealed drawers hide away living room clutter
-Drawers open on smooth metal glides
-Airy wood construction base with oak veneer
-Dimensions: 46”w x 20”d x 16”h
No longer available.
Written by kris & katie on December 30, 2009. Permalink
Plywood has been used relatively widely in the world of art-based design in the past few years. This little side table is made in Germany of pine-plywood has an octagonal base.
Dimensions: 13″ around and 14″ high.
Purchase Information:Price: €119.00
Written by Katie on December 16, 2009. Permalink
If you’ve not jumped on the get-a-tree-stump-for-a-side-table bandwagon, now’s your chance.
Each wood piece is unique, crafted from fallen cypress trees.
12.5″diam x 19″h
Purchase Information:Price: $229.00
Written by kris & katie on December 11, 2009. Permalink
The Tagliare Console Table has a nice juxtaposition between a reclaimed top surface and a modern box frame below.
Rustic, repurposed wooden blocks – each carved with a unique pattern – fill the top of this slim iron frame with ruggedly intricate detail.
* Recycled wood, iron
* 30″H, 48″W, 12″D
Purchase Information:Price: $199.00
Written by Katie on December 10, 2009. Permalink
This is one super-incredibly-thin table. It costs fifty thousand freaking dollars. Just thought I’d hit you over the head with that right up front. Lose one of those little zeroes to the left of the decimal point, and suddenly it’s much more reasonable. I don’t mean to be such a critic (I know some people spend that much or more on a car) but I still have trouble absorbing that extra zero. That said, I appreciate the technology behind such an endeavor. It’s definitely a looker.
By using state-of-the-art autosport and aerospace technology, and exploiting the inherent rigidity of layered carbon fiber, Woodgate and Barnard have created an astonishing table that spans nearly 8 feet and has a thickness of less than 1/10 of an inch. Also available in a limited run of 99 with a length of nearly 10 feet.
Designer: Terence Woodgate and John Barnard
Materials: Unidirectional carbon fiber, lacquer or wood veneer, steel legs
Dimensions: L 94.5″ x D 39.4″ x H 29.5″
Purchase Information:Price: $50,000.00
Written by kris & katie on December 1, 2009. Permalink
Usually dining tables are expensive–there’s a reason for this. Usually they’re made of solid wood to deal with wet objects such as spills and drink condensation. This little table isn’t too expensive, but the table top is a veneer which may not hold up over time. However, if you don’t exactly have the cash to drop on a more expensive model, this one may just do the trick and you could always have it re-veneered if necessary or even replace the whole table top with a solid wood top.
67.5 x 31.5 x 29.5 (W x D x H”)
Note: We’ve posted this table before (see Fresno Table, $1299.00) but this one is less expensive.
Purchase Information:Price: $909.30
Written by Katie on November 30, 2009. Permalink
Partly why this table is inexpensive is that it’s painted wood veneer, and if you’ve ever had anything of the same, you know there’s a good chance of the paint finish chipping or dinging the minute you pick it up. But, that said, if you’re not needing something super durable (i.e. kid proof) you might consider snapping up one or two for side tables. Plus, who knows, maybe this table will exceed expectations.
Made of matte painted wood veneer
Available in black, orange or white.
W: 15.5″ x D: 15.5″ x H: 15.5″
Purchase Information:Price: $140.00
Written by Kris on November 24, 2009. Permalink
Here’s an interesting piece by Karl Zahn which is intended to be left open at all times (the size of the drawer opening is left to your discretion).
Dimensions: 30″ tall x 12.25″ x 20″ to 30″ long
Materials: Recycled Pine Wood
Purchase Information:Price: $700.00