Every now and then we blog something that's really expensive, knowing full well that it's out of the price range of most mortals, not to mention budget-conscious decorators. We do this when we think a product is extraordinary or inspiring in some way, and deserving of emulation (of the eBay, craigslist, flea market, Ikea, or DIY sorts). In the case of the hand-crafted Whit McLeod Round Oak Dining Table ($4700), emulation by mere woodworking mortals may not be possible. This table is made right here in NorCal from quartersawn French and American White Oak that's been salvaged from local wine casks and tanks, which is one of the reasons we think it's special. But we're also just partial to round tables. They make for convivial meals, and as the holidays approach we find the curved lines of the steam-bent pedestal posts and the big round top (60") refreshing and inviting. Available here.