Published by w4u1f3kt at Monday, May 14th 2018 14:32:26 PM under Coffee Table
The first thing you have to think about when looking at modern coffee tables is how it will fit into your current furniture and decor scheme. If you have a complementary color pallet and furniture set, you need to ask yourself if you have looked at enough modern contemporary coffee tables that could also go with them. This very basic concept is very important because it will help you determine if you need to overhaul the entire design and layout of the room in order to appropriately accommodate the new accessory. At the same time, you need to be sure that your new table will not clash with the existing decor.
If you have pets, don’t use softwood because stains, scratches, and dents show more easily. You are better off with hardwood because they are naturally resistant to stains and dents and this ability is even strengthened with the proper application of chemicals that protect wood finish. Think of the type of finish you would like your coffee table to have once it is completed. Would you like to have it painted or stained? You can also decoupage your table after either staining or painting to create truly unique furniture. Different types of wood will look differently depending on the type of finish you are aiming for.
If you plan on painting the whole table with a single solid color, pine wood will respond to this the best however wood with a strong and beautiful grain such as oak, maple, and cherry are better off stained because over time, with proper care and maintenance tables made from these types of wood will grow more beautiful. One more thing to think about is whether you can afford such type of wood or not due to the fact that different types of wood cost differently. For instance if you take into account wood grade, of course high grade will cost more than low-grade because it doesn’t have dents, and discoloration. Also hardwood is more expensive as they last longer than softwood.