Published by Liliana Garcia, Saturday, December 03rd 2016
The antique wooden dining tables are impressive. You can have this item placed inside the Victorian, Gothic, and Tudor, country or even art deco dining rooms. Can you define the antique dining table? If you check it based on the historic reproduction, the age of the table must be at least 100 years. The table features the conventional, bulky and ornate legs. It is often made of hardwood with dark finish. Finding the authentic one is not easy to do since there are many replicas of antique dining tables sold in the stores. It requires knowledge to distinguish the antique table for the dining room. You do not need to go to the branded stores in town to get the antique piece. Check this product in the second market. You can get the item in cheaper price especially if you make bargain.
The legs or feet of the antique wooden dining tables are distinctive. You have to pay attention on them. Some antique dining tables have the feet or legs which resemble the carved three toed feet, claws holding balls, pads or even traffic feet. It can be seen in the dining table which presents the Queen Anne style. If you are interested with the antique dining table in Federal period, the legs usually are made in bulbous shaped feet or even tapered legs. The table can have the straight structure decorated with spider legs, saber legs or Marlborough legs.
Moving the antique dining table is not easy to do. Unlike the contemporary or modern dining table, you will need at least two persons to move the table because of the hardwood construction. This table is heavy and chunky. The types of woods used to create antique wooden dining tables include walnut, rosewood, mahogany, oak, wood veneers, maple, poplar and pine. The overlays for the table are made of the common wood. The inlaid table is decorated using the veneered wood. The edges of the table are not plain. You can find decorative accent on the edges and aprons. It can be carved in roses, flower, vine, leaves, acanthus or even shells pattern. The table can be constructed using the dovetailed joints, mortise or tendon joints.
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