Good Questions: Small Space Rustic Dining?

Good Questions: Small Space Rustic Dining?

Gregory Han
Nov 25, 2008

Haley sent us a few photos of his new West Hollywood studio apartment with a few questions, most notably about a place to "sit and eat":
As you can see, I am in the process of moving into a tiny studio in WeHo. The pictures show that I still have a lot of work to do, I realize this. If it weren't for my almost non-existent budget, things would be happening a little differently, meaning I would be indulging in some of the finer DIY's. Actually, I would probably would be in a bigger apartment but that's beside the point. Projects excite me. Most of my furniture has had a personal touch added in one way or another, if it wasn't built from scratch in the first place. I love working with wood, metal, paint, canvases, fabric, paper, you name it. As for the bed area, the lighting, the kitchen, etc., my plans are almost in action..

The only area I am having trouble with, is a place to sit and eat. I was hoping to stumble across a small, rustic, wood bar table at some point, but I can't seem to find ANYTHING that would work. I know that I would like to place it on the other side of the refrigerator, opposite wall from the couch. There is a good amount of space for a small table and 2 chairs. I know that I would also like for it to be bar/counter height. I like the feeling of sitting a bit higher than the couch, which would be directly across from the table. It gives me a sense of separation from that part of the room.

I have searched high and low, on the internet and by foot. I can't seem to find anything that doesn't look too shiny, too big, too thin, plastic and wobbly, too expensive, or likely to topple over from someone leaning on it. I've even considered building my own table but I don't have the means. All I am looking for is a tall, sturdy, small table, preferably all wood and nothing fancy. Any suggestions or ideas on where I should be looking?

Anyone have any suggestions for a "rustic wood bar table" that fits Haley's style? We're not normally looking for "rustic" items, but think maybe this Macon Small Spaces Table & Chair Set may fit the bill, in size, style and affordability.

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