Any restaurant today needs the right furniture for its patrons, and one popular option for restaurants today, especially rural ones (or simply those who want a rustic vibe) is wood restaurant tables, and this construction material, although sometimes dismissed as dated, is in fact reliable and very flexible, and can be bought and used at a great price and can lend an authentic, beautiful appearance to any room. Many species of trees are used throughout North America, Europe, and Asia for buildings and furniture alike, and some of the most popular species of wood, and the ways to treat them, have emerged as dominant in the market. What options will a restaurant owner have when their building is constructed or renovated? How can reclaimed wood tables, reclaimed wood chairs, and wood restaurant tables be a good bargain and practical at the same time? A little research and knowledge of the field can allow any owner to buy the right materials or constructed furniture for the job, and professionals can be called to construct or move in wooden restaurant tables for any establishment. How can this be done?
Wood in the United States
Ever since the colonial days to the present, wood as a construction material has a long and proud history in the United States today. Since the year 1900, the United States has milled a total of over three trillion board feet of lumber, and in the early American period, spanning 1640-1700, wood was, for the first time, used for making distinct furniture and decorating styles that was not built strictly for function, so that may be considered the earliest time when American woodworking fashions emerged. Wood is widely used everywhere, and this fact is reflected in how often it appears in construction and leftover or recycled materials; for example, some 2.7 million tons of wood pallets were recycled in the year 2015 alone, and often, hardwood trees are the material of choice for constructing walls and floors of homes and public buildings. These trees may take 40 to 60 years to mature, based on species, and they are popular and well-established choices for flooring today. In fact, online sites like Pinterest are reflecting wood’s popularity, and the “homes” section shows many different styles of wood prominently featured in modern American homes of all kinds, coast to coast.
Wood Restaurant Tables
The owner of a newly built restaurant, or a restaurant owner who just renovated the facility, will want to have well built and attractive furniture where customers will sit and eat, and this often means investing in good wooden furniture, and either buying the finished products or hiring crews to build it. In the latter case, this can mean more flexibility in design and customization rather than finding something “off the shelf,” although costs may be higher (and well worth it if a good job is done). Rustic table tops and chairs will look great in any rural restaurant or an eatery designed for a rustic appearance, such as looking like a hunter’s or outdoors-man’s cabin, and this may mean more subdued finishes and polish, going for more of a practical and homemade look that patrons may like. By contrast, a more upscale-looking restaurant, such as one in Seattle or New York City, will want more refined woods with shiny polish and darker colors, as well as leather padding, and the tables will look much the same. Often, these tables will be covered in a tablecloth, but of course, the table itself must always be well built, even if its surface is not often seen.
A restaurant owner may look for wood restaurant tables that are made from more renewable or environmentally-friendly materials, such as reclaimed spruce or other timber, and this can ease the pressure on hardwood forests that are logged every year. This may also reflect positively in the budget, since these tables might be less expensive. The particular costs and savings will vary based on the vendor, however, and a restaurant owner should check with them to negotiate price and shipping costs. Crews can be sent or hired to deliver these tables and chairs and set them up in the restaurant, and every so often, experts can be brought in to inspect them and find damage that needs repair.