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Oak Dining Tables

Oak dining tables can be a beautiful and long-lasting addition to your home. An oak dining table can work with both informal and formal dining rooms, depending on the colour of the wood's stain. They also work well in large eat-in kitchens. With such versatility, choosing the right oak table for your home takes a little bit of thought and planning.

For an informal dining room, choose an oak table with a light-coloured stain to show off the natural colour and grain of the wood. This kind of table works great alongside informal fabrics, such as cotton and twill. This is the perfect choice for a dining room that is used more often than a formal dining room.

An oak dining table with a darker stain looks appropriate in more formal dining rooms. These darker stains can range from a deep brown to a cherry red. The tables look right at home with more formal fabrics, such as velvet and damask. Dark oak tables also look great with jewel toned fabrics for a sumptuous dining room.

For a large eat-in kitchen, a big farmhouse oak table is a great addition to the room. Many farmhouse tables are left unfinished to accentuate the rough design of the table. However, it is important to take care of unfinished wood, since the wood can get stained from food and drink spills. This style is works well with styles similar to the informal dining room in addition to more country touches, such as gingham fabric.