I've been searching for a dining table for a few months now.
I was waiting for Room & Board to release their new ones in Jan/08, which they did.
I'm really looking for walnut, and they're one of few places that have a lot of walnut options for tables on the modern side, but unfortunetaly their sizes are weird, they don't have a standard 60x35x30...
So, I'm considering a similar table by Calligaris and BoConcept, also a an unfished teak table from ABC. These are all very rectangular and plain.
I was hoping to find something a little more inspired without paying a fortune, but the only thing that would bridge modern with slightly more classical would be this table, which in the right size would be the perfect table for me.
Of course, I can't even come close to affording it.
I've tried to get quotes on having one made as it's a very simple design, but have either received no response (most cases), or quoted a price just below the original (it would appear some customs makers know the table and are simply capitalizing on its price).
If the Silhouette table from Brocade Home came in walnut, I might just go that way, but I'd really prefer solid walnut, walnut veneer, or even another similar hardwood stained in walnut.
The "other" (from Smith Interiors) photo I'm attaching is another designer that should be simple enough, but I guess the wood would cost a lot.
1) What are good options for reasonably priced custom wood furniture (should I look in VT instead in the city?)?
2) Are there any other tables out there similar to what I want?