Amy F
Amy F
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  • Mechanicsville, VA
Asked on Jan 16, 2012

I am in LOVE with Arhaus' Arvada Dining table. Even on sale, it's out of my range. Any suggestions?

KMS WoodworksSusan SAmy F
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  • Amy the design seems simple enough, maybe you could get it built. The recycled wood top is simple and can be done by any carpenter. It is the stand that may need fabricating. I know it may sound more expensive than the Ad, but I think this is totally achievable and at a low cost. This is nothing close to what you want, but check this table , i found this on craiglist - http://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/fuo/2772186408.html

  • Lin R
    on Jan 17, 2012

    Amy I just saw a table very similar to this in Country Home Magazine. They made it from an old hospial bed frame and reclaimed wood. But they also showed one that is almost like it at World Market and it is on sale for $263.99! I will try to post the link, but if it does not come out correctly, just go to worldmarket.com and look for the Jackson Rectangular Table. I think you will love it and the price is awesome!http://www.worldmarket.com/product/index.jsp?productId=11108347&clickid=body_rv_img

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Jan 18, 2012

    Made in China perhaps?...do you notice the blatant Typos in the Information section...Jeepers...they need to hire a proof reader. Solid 2" think Sheesham wood Plantation-grown Features a "wild edge" - named for its natural shape Meticulously sanded for glass-like smoothness Dramatic graining Light golden brown to rich reddish-brown stain Hand-forged, solid iron Painted black Lacquered for a light, protective finish Table top may vary 1-2 inches in width and dept I would like to see the FSC report on this wood farm

  • Amy F
    on Feb 1, 2012

    Wow, Lin. Thanks so much. I had even looked on World Market's site for a trestle style table and never saw this one!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Feb 2, 2012

    Thanks plum doodles...I just set it up the other day...I still have a ton of pics to upload but at lest it has enough content to show some folks a range of my former work.

  • Susan S
    on Mar 24, 2012

    I have to admit, I didn't know what Sheesham was so I googled it. Below is what is said about it. Sheesham (also known as Indian Rosewood) is a fast-growing hardwood, sourced from sustainable, government managed plantations. Being a hard wood, it can be used to make functional furniture that copes with the stresses and strains of everyday use. After exstensive searching I finally found this statement but still nothing about specfically 'WHERE' Arhaus Furn. is made. http://www.arhaus.com/corp/about-us/ We have made a commitment to the earth's resources by developing unique, yet functional pieces from recycled natural resources. We recycle copper into tabletops, harvest tree roots and transform them into chairs. We find forgotten antiques and give them new life. And Arhaus remains committed to never using wood from our endangered rain forests.

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 25, 2012

    From a USA today article... "Today, we have little reliable data on the share of recycled and recyclable materials used for IKEA home furnishing products," the report says, according to GreenBiz.com. Green House has previously tried to find out the source of materials used in IKEA products but the company's media staff has said the supply chain is so varied that it's often difficult to pinpoint where the wood in an item originated and whether it was sustainably harvested." Because "consumer awareness" is becoming more and more of a factor in some consumer's choices. Most companies have adopted some of these "claims" so as to not be "black listed" and shunned by consumers. I reality however only a very small percentage of these claims are true and verifiable. It is the verifiable part that is the problem. True FSC certification requires a "cradle to grave" program of traceability...sadly this is not easy to track on the scale of production in these large corporations and their hundreds of suppliers. Ikea is the third largest "consumer" of forest products on the planet. As an example when I'm building some custom furniture... Like this desk... http://www.hometalk.com/Kevin/project/1819 My lumber supplier processed this from "local" sources. I have witnessed this first hand...as their band saw mill is sitting out behind the lumber shed.

  • Susan S
    on Mar 25, 2012

    KMS - Back up to what you were saying about typos and needing a proof reader - apparently the "obvious" alluded me cause I couldn't see what you were talking about. I am not being nit-picky, I'm just curious?? I did go to their information section but just didn't see anything. I'll probably go "WELL DUH" when you point it out!!! LOL

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 26, 2012

    2" Think instead of "Thick" at the bottom dept instead of depth as a writer some of these things jump out to me...but then again I'm not perfect and have had many of my own...fat finger typos etc....and just quick responses...but in a something like that, there is just no excuse.

  • Susan S
    on Mar 26, 2012

    Ahhhhh, I now "see" the error of my ways!!! WELL DUH!!! Thanks so much for pointing this out to me. I agree, when a company makes a statement on an official web-site, one would THINK they would have a proof DEPT. to catch errors, but then again, some people are kind of THICK!!!

  • KMS Woodworks
    on Mar 27, 2012

    LOL...well said Susan

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