Saturday, December 15, 2007

The Long-Awaited Dining Room Table

Have you been waiting? Well, here it is. Wish I had a "before" picture of our dining room for comparison purposes, but I don't, so: here's the "after." (The pic is a little dim; I had to close the blinds to block the too-bright morning light.) So, seriously: anyone want to come for dinner?

9 comments:

Mom said...

It's beautiful! And the picture too! Looks like something out of "Better Homes". But where are the highchairs?!

donna said...

Very nice. But I was wondering the same thing: where is the highchair??

Does it also fold out to a bigger table?

Shan said...

Ah, the highchair is moved aside for the purposes of a pretty pic. And the portable booster seat (Julia's seat) is taken off one of the chairs for the same reason. So, in reality, it does not look this nice. ;)

In this photo, the table is out to its full size, 54 inches square. It has a butterfly leaf that is in there in the photo (w/out which the table is a 36 by 54 inch rectangle). We are leaving it as such. The table looks quite a bit smaller in the photo than it does in real life b/c in order to fit it all in, I had to take the pic from the stairs, a ways back.

donna said...

Actually, the table looks quite large. The reason I asked was because it looks like, in the picture, there is a 'cut' in the table and I was wondering if the table could possibly get any larger and still be able to accomodate people able to move about while other sit at the table!

Shan said...

Yeah, what you can see are the grooves of the butterfly leaf. It's sort of purposely decorative, I guess to make the leaf look intentional and not like an unfortunate design flaw.

Christopher Tassava said...

The table is wonderful, but my god is it big. The old round table had an area of 1,075 square inches; the new one - when enlarged to a square - is a ridiculous 2,916 square inches. It is nice to have some elbow room, I must admit.

Heidi said...

Who but my brother-in-law calculates the square inches of a dining room table--esp. a *round* one??!!! Wow, I'll have to show this to Logan as yet one more example of why learning math is a practical thing. (He's not so sure at present.)

donna said...

I beg to differ with Heidi. C's use of math wasn't all that practical. But I do agree with her that ONLY he would do such a thing. (Even I wouldn't do something like that!)

Anonymous said...

Who makes this table?