Dining rooms have evolved from the personal family space into entertainment rooms, which radiate style and elegance to guests. The choice of rustic dining room furniture is a mater of individual taste, not merely one of functional attributes. Rustic furniture exudes a certain natural and country charm that warms up the dining experience. With these simple pieces one can bring the log cabin or creek side vacation home milieu right into an urban home.

Rustic dining room furniture is made from wood like pine, ash or cedar. Hardwood furniture crafted from cedar is the most popular. This furniture is handmade from wood or wrought iron. Because of this, each piece is a unique work of art and cannot be exactly replicated. It is precisely because of this that authentic rustic dining room furniture is very expensive. All good things come with a price, and this furniture rates high on durability and style.

Good quality, affordable rustic dining room furniture can be found at garage sales, second hand shops, antique shops and clearance sales for the price hunters. When buying rustic furniture for the dining room, quality should never be compromised. Since this furniture is generally sturdy, it’s always advisable to have a good idea about the dining room’s space and decide accordingly what you will buy. Joints, balance and stability should be checked at the time of purchase. Finishing should be looked into carefully for any scratches or stains. Rustic china cabinets, buffets, side tables and dining tables are a priceless addition to the family heirlooms, if they are authentic.

Most require little maintenance and last for ages. This furniture should never be exposed to water or cleaned with a damp cloth. Dusting and waxing is all the maintenance they require. Over-the-counter wax and polishes are available for repairing any small cracks. Faux rustic dining furniture is an option for those with a limited budget. However, they cannot match the durability of the authentic pieces.

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Dining Room Furniture FAQ:

Question: Value of dining room suite by Marietta Chair Co/circa 1930?
My elderly parents (ages 86 and 90 years) are downsizing and moving. They have a lovely mahogany dining room suite (china cabinet, sideboard, table with leaves and 8 chairs) marked Marietta Chair Company. It is in pristine condition and I would like to get the maximum $ for it for them as they are on a very fixed income.

Answer: The best idea would be to contact a local auction house in your area and ask them what previous mahogany dining sets have sold for in your area. If they are cooperative, email them a picture and ask for their opinion.

Question: What is a good price to ask for antique dining furniture?
I have an antique (1920 +/-) Duncan Phyfe style dining room set that I want to sell. I’m having a difficult time trying to find an appraiser in my area (SE Michigan) who’s interested in giving an appraisal only. I run into mostly antique dealers that just want to offer a price so they can turn around and resell it for double. What would be a reasonable price to ask for a solid mahogany dining room set (table, 6 chairs, china cabinet, buffet) in good condition?

Answer: You answered your own question. Get antique dealers to offer what they want to pay, then advertise the items at double the amount. If the price is reasonable and someone is interested, they will buy. If you get no responses, lower the price.

Question: What’s the best way to paint a laminate top/wooden leg dining room table?
I inherited new d.r. furniture, but it’s dated. I want to paint all three pieces black to modernize it. Just want to make sure I do it right. Any help?

Answer: The wood can be sanded, primed, painted. For the formica/laminate top you need some liquid sand paper (they sell it at your local hardware store). Rub it on the surface of the laminate after it dries you will have to prime it before you can paint it.

The primer will help cover the old color, help your new paint adhere better, last longer and look nicer. Don’t forget to put a clear coat over the whole thing to protect all your work. I would suggest using a flat paint then a few coats of polyurathane over the whole thing.

Question: Shopping for a Dining Room Table?
I’m part of a family that is 6ft tall plus so I love big furniture and tall chairs. I live in GA and have been very unsuccessful with shopping around for a Pub Table for my dining room to seat 6-8.

Answer: Bermex manufactures several models of pub-style tables, plus they have a build-your-own series. Their website bermex.ca has a list of retailers all across North America. Quality and prices are good.

Question: Has anyone ever bought furniture from Target?
I am particularly looking to buy a dining room set – just wondering about the quality of their furniture. The set I am looking at is almost as expensive as furniture in a regular store – I am just concerned about the durability and quality.

Answer: I’ve bought a few furniture items from Target, and I’ve had them for a while, really good actually. I figured it would be like the stuff from Walmart and fall apart after a few months, but it didn’t. Just look at it when you buy it and make sure it’s real wood, not that particle board with a sticker over it.

Question: What are the best places to research for a tuscan themed room?
I’m looking to decorate my den and adjoining dining room in a tuscan theme, I’m having trouble researching the style and where to purchase great inexpensive furniture.

Answer: Tuscan style is absolutely beautiful, the main thing is the colors that you use and the accessories. Lots of wrought iron, natural stones, and vibrant colors. If you want to go inexpensive you can use wall color and accessories to get the feel you want without spending a lot of money on new furniture. There are many great web sites that will help. Some inexpensive accessories can be found by contacting Home and Garden Party Designer.

Question: Are there any commercial furniture polishes that don’t leave a waxy residue?
We just inherited a cherry dining room set and buffet from my mother-in-law. I’ve always used Orange glo, Murphy’s oil soap, Pledge or Endust before to clean and polish wood furniture. But for whatever reason, this table gets a waxy buildup on it when I use any of those products (it is sealed wood, though I’m not sure if its shellac or varnish or poly) on it has a smeary, greasy look on it.

Are there any other items I could try that won’t harm the wood at all? Its not vintage, its a set she purchased at Ethan Allen about 5 years ago.

Answer: To remove polish build-up, mix 1/2 cup vinegar and 1/2 cup water. Rub furniture with a soft cloth that has been moistened with the solution. Dry immediately with a clean cloth.