For the past decade, we’ve been using a dark, textured, wooden chest from World Market for our family room coffee table. It’s been lovely to have in our home, but it has been really showing its age since we moved here.
A few weeks ago, I decided it was finally time to find a new family room coffee table. We needed something different to fit the new family room space in the farmhouse. I wasn’t sure if I was going to buy something, thrift something or request that Kevin help me make something 🙂 . I knew I wanted something rectangular and had the reclaimed wood coffee table look, but those are really the only two things I had in mind.
As I was searching one night on the Pottery Barn website – for inspiration more than anything else – and I stumbled upon the Takhat Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table.
It was perfect and everything I was looking for. I purchased it a little impulsively, even for me, but it had so many qualities that I love. And, I fully believe that everyone needs a few, good, quality pieces of furniture in their home that will last.
We’ve had it for three weeks now and I couldn’t be happier. I love how it feels casual but sophisticated and full of history too. Here’s why don’t regret the buying this reclaimed wood coffee table.
Reclaimed wood coffee table
First, I love that it’s made out of reclaimed wood. It’s gorgeous and rough and every single spot on it has some character. It looks like it’s lived a long time and if this wood could talk, it could tell some stories of all the things it has seen.
Not only that, but since it’s already rough and scratched it won’t look too bad if my children add a little more character to it over the years.
The wood is also kiln dried to prevent it from warping, splitting, cracking and developing mildew.
And, since reclaimed wood is used, each Takhat Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table is actually different from Pottery Barn. They all include variations of the distressed finish, nailheads, knots, cracks and stains. It gives it an antique-type of finish while still feeling modern
The Pottery Barn website calls the coffee table an “antique Indonesian Weavers’ table used by artisans to create beautiful textiles.”
I decided to research this because I wanted to understand more about what that meant. While I couldn’t find anything specifically concrete about an “Indonesian weavers’ table” I did find that Indonesian furniture is crafted out of solid wood. While many designs have intricate carvings, there are many pieces that have a contemporary feel – like this table.
One of my favorite parts about this table design is that the legs on the Takhat Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table feel a little more ornate with a more straight-edge modern top. I think that’s actually something the drew me to the table in the first place. I love straight lines. However, I often like to add in a little bit of flourish or a feminine touch to all those straight lines.
Modern farmhouse style
I think the combination of those two things, plus the fact that this table is a solid, reclaimed wood coffee table really lends itself to the modern farmhouse style. The straight lines, with the aged look and the feminine touches make this table an unfussy, sophisticated addition to our home that really is classic.
The stain color that’s used is a light, modern color. It blends perfectly with a lot of different kinds of décor because it doesn’t have a specific undertone of red, yellow or blue that you often see with wood tables. It truly is a beautiful, neutral table for the space.
Overall, the Takhat Reclaimed Wood Coffee Table has really become the perfect centerpiece for our family room. It anchors the room with its solid appearance and build. And, it is a great table to have for a family game night. It also provides a wonderful surface for puzzle building, which is something we love to do as a family.
We spend so much time in this room together and it’s really the heart of our home. This reclaimed wood coffee table has really become the center of our heart.