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For the last eight months, our dining room has mostly served as vacant space to be used whenever Scott has extra beer samples and the garage is full. Since he’s usually on the road for his job, it’s a bit difficult to find adequate storage space whilst in the middle of the flooring install, and our one-car garage is where we have set up the workstand and saws.

However, thanks to the pressure of par-tay (housewarming in less than a month), the time had come to create a dining room table suitable for future entertainment needs.

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Problem solved. This beauty is a simple, classic table that will look gorgeous in our small dining room, and the extra leaf will allow for 2 additional seats. And for $250? Sold. Just like our new living room chairs, this pretty lady will be ready to pick up on Saturday.

Detail view:

My plan is to combine the table with upholstered chairs on both ends and one side, then find a casual bench for the other side of the table à la the photo below:


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  1. LOVE the bench + table combo. Sooner or later we plan to add one to our little dining area, as well!

    P.S. Nice choice on the table. Simple + classic!


  2. I'm echoing Chelsea here. Benches max out your seating too, which once there are kids in the equation will be even more valuable.

  3. Um… is that price for real?? We are in the market for a dining room set too – and this is AWESOME! I'm showing it to my fiance right now!!

  4. Great table choice! I am loving your blog – so glad you stopped by mine this morning (and shared that tip about the CitrusStripper). Your house is looking great. Congrats on all your hard work starting to pay off!

    Meredith @ Welcome to Heardmont