Teak Coffee Table
Having a great deck or patio starts with the furniture used while enjoying the space. The benefits of choosing teak furniture are that teak is one of the hardest woods known and is stronger than pine or oak. Teak retains its natural oils even after it is cut, making it waterproof and it does not rot. The furniture comes in many styles making it easy to find the style that suits the deck or patio. The wood itself adds a unique look to the furniture with natural wood grains and colors. Choosing the appropriate shape and placement of your teak furniture helps add enjoyment to your favorite area.
A square teak coffee table can be placed at different angles in a furniture arrangement to change the look of the area from time to time. Placing the table parallel to other pieces such as chaise lounges or chairs gives a symmetrical look for long narrow decks or patios. Using a round teak coffee table adds a more intimate feeling to the furniture arrangement, allowing other pieces of the furniture grouping to surround it. If a more exotic look is desired, a Danish teak coffee adds more choices in choosing a style. Some are available with different inlays in the centers or added slide-out surfaces to add additional space needed to hold drinks or food platters. For savings in purchasing teak furniture, the shopper many want to consider a reclaimed teak coffee table. This is a coffee table that is made of teak that was part of another item that was dismantled. The wood is reused to build the table. Because of the strength of the wood, it may be reclaimed several times.
Finding the perfect Danish teak coffee table is as simple as doing an online search. Many different businesses have them in stock to order online and delivered to your home. However, the purchaser should ask what the amount of shipping will be since a teak coffee table is a heavy piece of furniture due to the density of the wood. The online search also helps to find local businesses that carry the item desired. Most furniture stores will deliver the item to you for a minimal fee or sometimes free as part of the purchase. In shopping for a teak coffee table expect to pay anywhere from $200 up to over $1,000 depending on the size of the table and the grade of the teak (A, B, or C – A being the heaviest). The rule of thumb with teak furniture is the heavier the better.
Oak Coffee Table
Today’s oak coffee table comes in many different styles. It is no longer limited to use in homes with a traditional or classic decor style. It can be found in homes with a more contemporary look and comes in a wide array of finishes, from very pale to very deep tones.
The dark oak coffee table is often paired with wrought iron frames. This look is a bit more casual, though it may serve well in a formal room with other pieces made of wrought iron. A solid piece with wood legs, in a highly polished finish is the most classic and elegant, made for a very formal space that is used strictly to entertain guests, neighbors or relatives. Shades such as cherry, mahogany and at the deepest shade, a cappuccino finish, which is a very rich brown that looks nearly black.
The light oak coffee table comes in many shades, from blond to a moderate wood tone. Lighter pieces are usually finished with a protective urethane coating, to prevent staining. However, some people may buy the piece in an unfinished state and use a lemon or tung oil to provide a very pale finish. With several applications of the oil, the wood will darken over time, but will never become extremely dark. Honey, walnut and pine are some pale finishes already available.
There are many benefits in purchasing a solid oak coffee table. It is made of a very hard wood, so it will be very durable and able to withstand other furnishings, such as decorate ceramics, books and crystal jars or vases. It can look very sophisticated with such pieces placed on top. The durability means that a classic piece may be handed down from one generation to another and will make an excellent wedding or housewarming gift.
Prices can range from $200 to over $600, depending on style size and manufacturer. There are plenty of products in the lower price ranges, for those who want to stay within a particular budget and still maintain an attractive home. Most furniture stores will offer both pale and deep shades or finishes, though the trend today is toward deeper shades.
Online stores are more likely to have multiple selections in contemporary designs, which often include unusual shapes, sizes or construction. Often some great prices can be found online, that may not be found in traditional furniture stores or chains. Looking at the options in online stores can help the buyer decide what style or model is desired, before going to the local furniture store or retailer.
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