For the past year I’ve been drooling over this one specific dining room table that I kept seeing on Pinterest. Of course, none of the links listed where the actual table was from. I searched high and low and one day I finally found a blog that stated where the table was from, Restoration Hardware. I immediately went to their website and found the table I’d been lusting over was the Salvaged Wood Trestle Dining Table. And then I found the price. No matter how much I loved this table I just couldn’t (and Matt said no!) see spending that much on just a table.
I began searching for something comparable, specifically with the same or similar style legs. I found a few that were similar but either they weren’t solid wood or they were out of my price range. If i was going to spend $1500+ I figured I might as well just buy the one I really loved. Here are a few similar ones I found: Harverty’s Avondale, the Randall from Wayfair (which is really cheap and mostly made of veneers), the Manor House also from Wayfair (which I can’t currently find online but was listed for $2500.00), the Arcadia Extension Table from World Market (again mostly veneers).
Once I’d decided I probably wasn’t going to find my table, in a price range I liked, I started looking at other options. There is a wholesale store called Nadeau in Raleigh that has solid wood pieces from India. A coworker and I would run over at lunch and look around. I finally decided that I’d most likely just buy a table from there when the time came and while it wouldn’t be my RH table, I could probably find something with that similar rustic feel.
I started following Nadeau on FB and IG since they get shipments in quite frequently. And then last week it happened, my table on their FB page! I freaked and immediately commented to see how much the table was listed for and how big it was. They responded and I showed Matt. The table was still a little more than I wanted to spend but it was THE table! I even waited another week before I went to check it out in person. I was able to get the guy to hold it for the rest of the day so I could go home and measure our space. Once we knew it would fit, I told Matt he had to go see it so on Saturday we ran to Raleigh to check it out. The table is made of solid mango wood and 7’3″ by 3.5′. Matt agreed it was nice and I bought my table. It was delivered yesterday and I can say it is spectacular! It looks beautiful in the space. Now I just need chairs and a rug. I’ve had the rug picked out for a few months now but I’ll wait to purchase it since the table was a little more than I was hoping to spend. I’m hoping the rug will help me decide on what chairs to buy. For now the dining room is coming together.