By Bi5MiLl4hRunamuckfestival. Dining Room Set. At Monday, November 05th 2018, 23:24:17 PM.
There are always exceptions, of course, but for the most part, this difference holds true. The use of engineered wood has increased over the last ten to twenty years and this has also had an effect on the look of dining room furniture. The veneers that are used so often now give the pieces a sleek, shiny finish, usually with no wood grain showing at all.
The earliest memories of childhood often revolve around family and food. Most of us remember the aromas of our favorite foods wafting through the house as mom wove magic into meals. We do remember the cupboard in the corner, where she stored her special china and the book rack that was a treasure trove of her recipe books. Dad's special dining chair is a key memory mealtimes, long past. The empty spot at the dining table reminded us of a sibling who had moved to college.
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.