Why are Wood Dining Tables a Staple of the American Household?
Inside most typical American households you will find one common item in the dining area– a wood dining table.
You could eat off a glass top table or a metal table or even a plastic table, but for some reason, wood is what we love best. So why wood? I think for many people, wood makes an important emotional connection that maybe we’re not even consciously aware of. A customer once told Peggy that she came to us because of the natural, organic aspect of our wooden furniture. She said that trees are actually a source of spiritual sustenance and renewal for her. This passage about trees written by woodworker and naturalist Brian Clifford reflects this sentiment:
A tree is a thing of beauty and wonderment, huge, but full of life and movement. A deciduous tree is the embodiment of the changing seasons: a stark framework in winter, bursting life in spring, a vast green canopy in summer and the bearer of seeds and fruit in the autumn. It is the embodiment of man’s condition: birth, life, death, regeneration and rebirth.
For others, it might be that nostalgic image of a happy family gathered around the dinner table for meal time. That quality family time that was most often spent around a wood dining table– sharing stories from your day, planning upcoming family trips, and most importantly, just having real conversation with each other.
With all of the distractions we have at home, from our computers to our smart phones and our TVs’, this family time spent around the table becomes more valuable than ever.
Materials like plastic might be okay for a short term table solution, but wood is the material of choice for those who enjoy enduring, American made quality. The tables we offer are the perfect solution for anyone who is looking for a beautiful piece of furniture made with quality and care. Each piece is carefully crafted in Vermont by skilled local woodworkers who have been crafting this beautiful, top quality furniture for decades.
Cherry is our customer’s favorite, but we can also build your new wood table out of Maple, Oak, or Walnut. Start browsing through our handcrafted selection and find a table you love today. Our wood tables are 100% American made, further reflecting traditional American values, and adding a lifetime of value to your purchase. Feel good knowing that by eating your dinner at an American made table, a talented woodworker is able to put dinner on the table for his family too!
This blog is written by your friends at Vermont Woods Studios. Check out our Vermont made furniture and home decor online and visit our showroom and art gallery at Stonehurst, the newly restored 1800s farmhouse nestled in the foothills of the Green Mountains.