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What Does Filled Knots Mean? Great question! As you've probably noticed, we offer the option on most table product pages for filled knots. We build all of our tables with solid, real wood. Which has natural and real knots. Some people love the look of the natural open knots on the top of the table, but others would rather have those knots on the top of the table filled. If you select "filled knots" we'll fill any open knot holes on the top of the table with a clear epoxy, so you'll still be able to see the beatiful knots...

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Even though we've been in business since 2011, we know buying furniture online is a new experience for a lot of our customers and can be scary and confusing. So, we put together this simple guide to help:   1.  Determine Right Shape For Your Space: Rectangular, Square, or Round? We've put together a few helpful guides:  How to Select The Right Shape Dining Table: https://carpenterjames.com/blog/2015/how-to-select-the-appropriate-shape-and-size-dining-table-for-your-space How to decide between a round or square table: https://carpenterjames.com/blog/how-to-decide-between-a-round-or-square-dining-table   2.  Select The Right Style of Table: Which look/table style is best for your home?   Rectangular Tables: https://carpenterjames.com/store/t/dining/tables Round Tables: https://carpenterjames.com/store/t/dining/round-tables Square Tables: https://carpenterjames.com/store/t/dining/square-tables Don't see the style you're wanting? We...

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So you've decided on a Farmhouse 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 famhouse table seats 6, an 8ft farmhouse seats 8, a 10ft farmhouse 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...

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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. You can also sort the Customer Gallery by finish color, using the drop down at the top.   Tip 2:  Order A Sample If you’re going back and forth between stain options, we reccomend ordering a...

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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.     ...

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