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James+James is a garage started, locally owned furniture company. James+James tables and beds are hand-built by a small team of local craftsmen at our shop in Arkansas. We also offer a collection of furniture that we source responsibly and hand-finish onsite. Additionally, we offer a curated selection of decor items, lighting, furniture, and rugs from across the globe.  Our Cosmetic Standards: At James+James, we take great pride in each and every piece of unique piece of furniture of solid wood furniture that we sell. The furniture that is handcrafted and brushed finished by our team is built using solid wood...

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Each table can be built with a “Jointed” smooth table top, which means that those hardwood boards are joined together, creating a smooth, easy-to-clean surface with no tangible open gaps or grooves between them.This top has a jointed, smooth surface top. The boards are jointed together and there are no gaps or grooves between them:  Select a "Jointed" Top Style using this icon:  Looking for something a little more traditional? The “Boarded” table top look features added grooves to a Jointed top that creates the appearance of a traditional plank top. There are no actual gaps between the boards, only...

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If you're shopping one of our traditional pine tables, you'll see 3 options for "Top Style."  Here's a quick run down to help explain the options: Boarded Boarded tops are composed of individual boards. This is traditionally how farm style tables are built. The boards are not glued together and should be expected to expand and contract with changes in humdity. Boarded tops are great for someone that wants a traditional look. Boarded with End Caps Boarded with end caps (also often called bread boards) is a great way to dress up the top. The boards are not glued together...

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So you've decided on a Baluster Table, but you need help deciding how many chairs you can fit or what length table you need to fit your chairs? Hopefully this write-up will help. If not, please reach out to our team via phone (479-633-7557), text, email or comment below and we'd be happy to help. As a general rule, a 6ft baluster table seats 6, an 8ft baluster seats 8, a 10ft baluster seats 10 etc. but it does depend on your chair widths and other considerations. This blog post may help you with general table sizing. Here's the hard math: With a baluster...

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Oil-based polyurethane is a great finish for solid wood furniture. It's hard, durable, and scratch resistant. We also apply it by brush so that our furniture has a bench-built look that you can't achieve with a spray finish - which produces an over-perfect top coat.  We have a lot of families that homeschool on their tables and they need something that's durable for life and not a finish they have to baby or worry about.  Here a few of our favorite things about oil-based polyurethane: 1. You don't have to use coasters. You can leave a glass of ice water...

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