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What Finish Color Is Best For My Space?

| James at James+James

 

Selecting the right wood finish for your space can feel daunting. You want to get it right. You probably already have floor colors, wall colors, cabinet colors to contend with.

Luckily, we build thousands of tables each year and here’s what you need to know to be certain you’re selecting the correct finish color:

Tip 1: Get Inspired

We have hundreds of pictures from past customers in our gallery. 

 

Tip 2:  Order A Sample

If you’re going back and forth between stain options, we reccomend ordering a stain sample or two. You can also return them for a refund less postage.

  

 

Tip 3:  Let Us Help

Our design consultants see hundreds of spaces each year and would love to help you. We’d love to hear about what you’re working to accomplish with your space, look at pictures of your room, and provide finish reccomendations. Simply give us a call 479-633-7557 or email us james@carpenterjames.com.

 

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What Size Dining Table Do I Need?

| James at James+James

 

 

Figuring out what size table is right for your space can be confusing and frustrating. Luckily, with a few simple tips, it doesn’t have to be.

We build thousands of tables each year and here’s what you need to know to be a table sizing pro:

 

Tip 1: Seating Capacity

Figuring our how many people you want to seat at your table is a great place to start. Chair widths vary, but as a general rule:

For Rectangular Tables:

6’ tables seat 6 loved ones
8’ tables seat 8 loved ones
10’ tables seat 10 loved ones
12’ tables seat 12 loved ones

For Round Tables:

48” tables seat 4 loved ones
54” tables seat 5-6 loved ones
60” tables seat 6-7 loved ones

For Square Tables:

46” tables seat 4 loved ones
55” tables seat 4-8 loved ones
60“ tables seat 8 loved ones 
66” tables seat 8 loved ones

 

Tip 2: Painters Tape

Use painters tape to draw a table on the floor. This will really help you visualize...

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Fall 2017 Collection - Introducing the Vera and the Caroline

| Molly at James+James

In early September 2017, James+James launched a new line of dining furniture featuring solid hardwood construction and five new finish options! Meet Vera and Caroline, two of the new tables in the Fall 2017 Collection. 

The Vera Trestle Table was inspired by old world European style - with a contemporary update.  Solid Knotty Alder construction paired with a polyurethane finish gives Vera the strength and durability your family needs without sacrificing style. We paired the Vera Table with our Bentwood Dining Chairs for a look that is both classic and comfy!

Our new Barn Wood Finish pictured here is reminiscent of reclaimed lumber, with warm grey tones beautifully distributed across the unique grain pattern of Knotty Alder. 

Like the Vera Table, the Tabriz Jewel Rug brings together the best of classic and contemporary styles. 

If your space lends itself to a round table design, we think you'll love the new Round Caroline Pedestal Dining Table:

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