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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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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, so you'll still be able to see the beautiful knots in the wood, but...

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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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