By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Room Set. At Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 02:35:09 AM.
There are many styles and types from which to choose, to suit all tastes and generations. Modern furniture may include glass-topped tables, adding a certain amount of glamour to the environment. Glass can be clear, or opaque with engraved decorative patterns and symbols. Some have even taken advantage of the family coat of arms, having it displayed audaciously in the center of the dining table.
It's not just design where we see differences, however. There has also been a fundamental change in the finishes and textures and how the wood is treated and used in modern dining furniture compared to its ancestors. Older pieces tend to accentuate the wood grain with finishes in the medium to dark range, like cherry and mahogany. Today's dining furniture styles tend to go more to extremes as far as finishes go. For the most part, modern dining sets are either really dark, from espresso to black, or really pale, with shades of white to lighter natural finishes.
For the traditionalist, furniture makers offer classic cherry, which is a warmer, reddish-brown wood. The table may be oval or square, but it can expand or shrink to suit your dining crowd. The chairs are upholstered-seats with wooden backs. The buffet offers maximum space for serving pieces, tablecloths and silver. The china cabinet is a glass front with a three or four drawer base. Another wood choice is walnut, which is a darker wood. Blonde woods, such as pine, can offer a pleasant look in tables, chairs and cabinets.