By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Room Set. At Wednesday, November 07th 2018, 02:08:40 AM.
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.
While wood may be the most common material for tables and chairs, there are other options for the non-traditionalist. A metal table can lend a modern and minimalist style to any setting, especially when coupled with a more casual seating arrangement, such as benches and stools. If you prefer a modern look, but without the metal, a glass tabletop can be found to fit any sized area. To complete the look, clear plastic chairs are available in a number of styles. Along with the sleek style, glass and plastic also make cleaning up a breeze.
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.