Commercial Tables

Commercial Handcrafted Wood Tables

There’s a bigger difference between commercial tables and residential tables than most people realize. The right commercial table should both enhance the atmosphere of your office or workplace and be crafted to meet the specific needs of a business environment.

What Makes A Commercial Table Different Than A Residential Table?

Basically, the main difference between a commercial table and a residential table is the way in which they are designed to be used. While both can be excellent examples of craftsmanship, they are each created with a different purpose, and that’s reflected in the way each variety is manufactured.

Consider, for a moment, how often you are likely to use a table in your own home. If your family is like most families, you may use it for one or two hours each day at mealtimes -- and maybe far less. On the other hand, a commercial table is likely to see drastically more use in its lifetime. A conference room table, for example, may be used 6-8 hours a day during the week. A restaurant table may be in use 8-12 hours a day, every single day of the week.

Commercial furniture has to be able to withstand heavier, more frequent, and often rougher treatment than residential furniture. Because of that, commercial furniture is built with heavier materials, with additional bracing and stronger woods to withstand a certain amount of daily abuse. A good commercial table is virtually indestructible, making it the best long-term value for your money.

Why Should You Choose A Handcrafted Table For Your Business?

The major difference between mass-produced commercial furniture and handcrafted furniture can be broken down into the following categories:

  • Quality -- The quality of a handcrafted piece starts with the wood chosen for project, whether that’s wood that’s been salvaged and repurposed or selected from new material, you’ll have a table that’s solid and built to last -- not made from veneer, plywood, or some other faux-wood that you can find in big furniture stores.
  • Options -- When you select a handcrafted table, you can customize every feature to enhance the mood and reflect the atmosphere you want to create in your commercial setting.
  • Uniqueness -- When you buy mass-produced tables, you pretty much have to take what you can find. With a handcrafted table, you know you are getting something unique, with a defining character all its own.

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