Everything you need to know before buying a Solid Wood Dining Table


Last Updated on March 18, 2023 by SierraLivingConcepts

When we think about wooden furniture for our homes, the first thing that comes to mind is the warmth, richness, and comfort that is quintessentially associated with it. Furniture, especially, dining tables made from solid wood have an aesthetic appeal that seems to be lacking in furniture made from composite or engineered wood. Milled directly from trees, the structural integrity of solid wood is reflected in its hardness and sturdiness making it valuable and most sought-after for manufacturing dining tables. 

At Sierra Living Concepts, we use 100%  solid wood to create dining tables that have classic, timeless designs that will always remain in style. However, it is crucial to have a good understanding of the different types of wood and how we can benefit from them. In this article, we will discuss some of the solid woods used in the manufacturing of our exclusive range of dining tables and dining table sets, along with various other factors with the hope that this can be your go-to buying guide for dining tables. 

Solid Wood Versus Veneer

The initial investment in solid wood is slightly higher, but if properly maintained, a solid wood dining table can last for several decades and eventually become a prized heirloom of your family. Most solid wood types change their color as they age. This unique feature gives the wood a more refined and dignified look over the years. With time, it becomes harder, making it highly resistant to rot and disintegration. Unlike veneer and composite wood furniture, solid wood furniture can easily be sanded, re-stained and given a new shape and look. This also makes solid wood furniture easy to repair, if need be. These characteristics of solid wood make it a profitable investment.

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Compared to solid wood, veneer dining tables are lighter and inexpensive. Generally made from synthetic wood, veneer-coated dining tables have short shelf lives. A veneer is structurally weaker than solid wood which makes it highly susceptible to damage. It does not possess the same natural and traditional look as solid wood furniture, nor does it have much resale value.

Know the Solid Wood Types

Based on density, solid wood can be categorized into hardwoods and softwoods. At Sierra Living Concepts, we use different types of solid hardwoods to create unique dining tables and dining table sets to cater to our customer’s requirements. San Francisco Large Rustic Solid Wood Dining Table Transitional Style is one of our best-selling solid wood dining tables made from rosewood. Have a look!

Indian Rosewood

Hard, dense, and extremely durable, Indian Rosewood, also known as Sheesham, is one of the best solid woods for manufacturing heavy-duty dining tables, dining chairs, cabinets, armoires, beds, and various other solid wood furniture types. The Indian Rosewood’s color can vary from a golden brown to a dark brown, and as the wood ages, it turns into a darker shade of brown. It has a medium texture with narrowly interlocked grains that form a distinctive pattern on the dining tables, giving them a classic and grand look. 

Teak Wood

Another solid wood used by Sierra Living Concepts to create premium dining tables and dining table sets is Teak wood. It is exceptionally strong and can last for a long time in various climates. Its straight grain along with its dark color add a one-of-a-kind beauty and rustic charm to a dining table. It is highly resistant to moisture, light, and heat. One of the most expensive wood types, dining tables made from teak wood guarantee quality, longevity, and endurance. Check out our Scottsboro Teak Wood Cross Leg Modern Round Dining Table for a brilliant mid-century modern appeal.

Mahogany Wood

Considered to be the most stable and elegant hardwood, Mahogany wood is one of the most popular choices for manufacturing dining tables and dining table sets. It has straight grains and is mostly free of defects and knots. The reddish-brown color of the wood darkens over time, lending it an elegant vibe. When polished, it produces a very lustrous shine. It can sustain harsh weather conditions that enable it to last for several generations. Check out the Arenzville Round Solid Mahogany Wood Pedestal Dining Table which is available in 5 different sizes, and impresses with its gorgeous pedestal base.

Mango Wood

With characteristics that are similar to oak wood, Mango wood is a unique hardwood that can have straight as well as interlocked grains with a coarse texture. Its colors range from dark tones to light golden-brown and get darker as it ages. An important benefit of this wood is that it does not require extensive processing, seasoning, and drying, thereby making the manufacturing process swift and convenient. Mango wood does not have a very dramatic heartwood, which makes it an ideal choice for people looking for dining tables with uniformity in their hues. Its high durability and resistance to decay make the maintenance of mango wood dining tables quite easy. You may want to check the Smokey Tan Round Pedestal Farmhouse Dining Table to get a clearer picture. Mango wood dining tables are also a great choice if you want a weathered finish dining table.

Acacia Wood

Resistant to harsh weather conditions, dining tables made from Acacia wood can thrive for many years. The dramatic dark red-brown heartwood and naturally smooth texture give the Acacia Wood Dining Tables a sense of grandeur. The hardness of the wood makes it perfect for making elegant dining tables, sophisticated side tables, and many other furniture pieces. Make brilliantly crafted and polished tables make for a prized possession in your home. If you are seeking a dining table with an industrial touch, Acacia wood tabletops look wonderful when paired with iron pedestals. Here’s a beautiful Live Edge Acacia Wood and Iron Pedestal Dining Table for you.

Suar Wood

One of the most versatile wood for furniture making, Suar wood is quite flexible which enables designers to style a dining table without compromising on the design. The rich dark-brown heartwood resembles the black walnut that is perfect for a tabletop. This Gloucester Solid Wood Iron Base Large Live Edge Dining Table will make for a perfectly sleek and bold statement piece in your dining room.

Oak Wood

A type of hardwood, Oak wood is extremely strong, heavy, and durable with an attractive grain pattern. Oak can be white or red. The white oak is a light-colored wood and is mostly beige through brown, while red oak has pinkish and reddish hues. Its resistance to mold and fungi makes it a great choice for making dining tables. Oak wood dining tables are quite expensive like teak; however, it is worth the price as you will get a premium quality dining table, which can be your most prized possession.

Characteristics of Solid Wood Dining Tables

Investing in a dining table should not be taken lightly as a dining room is often one of the most important rooms in a house. Solid wood is the best option if you want a dining table that will last for many years with less maintenance. The hardness, grain patterns, and color of solid wood vary from one wood to another, giving you a wide range to choose from. The natural grains of the woods add special characteristics to a dining table, making them one-of-a-kind. 

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At Sierra Living Concepts, we take pride in developing furniture using only premium quality, kiln-dried solid wood that is handcrafted to perfection by our master artisans around the world. The wood used to manufacture our dining tables and dining table sets is sourced from authentic prospectors who guarantee high quality. Apart from designing traditional dining tables that are made entirely from wood, we also combine wood with iron to give the dining tables a more contemporary and industrial look. The combination of wood and metal creates new and interesting designs that give you a wide range of dining tables to choose from. The innovative designs created by blending wood and metal work well with the industrial theme which is trending at the present time.

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  1. Hello,
    This is a very good article and you have given good information about dining tables and home furniture, thanks for sharing with us.

  2. It’s nice that you pointed out how investing in a dining room table should not be taken lightly as a dining room is often one of the most important rooms in a house. Our current dining table doesn’t look good anymore, so we are thinking of buying a new one in order to replace it. There are various types of dining tables on the market now, so we need to make sure to pick the type that would fit the room perfectly.


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