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.
Amber Myers says
I love it! I need to get one of these. It goes so well with your room.
That’s a great looking table. I love reclaimed furniture like this. That old school look really does it for me.
melissa chapman says
That table is rustic and so classy for a modern living room. I have had a wood table in my living room but not as nice as this one.
What a beautiful coffee table! It looks perfect. I love how each one is different.
What a beautiful coffee table! We need one for our living room and this would be perfect.
TARA PITTMAN says
That is a pretty table. It goes perfectly in the room with the other furniture.
I love, love, LOVE this table for that classic farmhouse look. Perfect for any family room.
Jody Arsenault says
Wow that is beautiful. We live in a 100 year old home and I love old and reclaimed pieces.
I absolutely love this!!! We don’t have room for a coffee table but if I did I would definitely want something like this!
I really like the look of this coffee table. I never thought of adding furniture made from reclaimed wood to my decor. It wouldn’t suit my living room but would be perfect for the tv room.
OMG! This coffee table is amazing! I would like to have a piece like this in my living room!
Omg this coffee table is just gorgeous. I love the rustic farmhouse look.
Jennifer Van Haitsma says
That is a gorgeous table! I love the distressed look. Eventually I’d love to replace out hand-me-down coffee table when it fits our budget.
Toni Dash says
This looks really amazing!! I love it! Such a nice piece!
The design of that wood coffee table looks incredible! It’s perfect for country-themed room to make it look homier. Thanks for sharing!
Julie I Aloha Lovely says
Love it! It really has great character and goes perfectly in that room.
Mahnoor Khurram says
The table is perfect! I love how you decorate!
That table looks amazing. I love it. Such a lovely look. You just got me inspired to buy some new thingies for my living room.
Sarah Bailey says
That is absolutely beautiful I have to admit I really love the things that can be done with reclaimed wood and I think so many are just so pretty.
That is a good looking wooden coffee table that would fit perfectly in my living room. This coffee table gives me a classy vintage vibe I am really loving
It looks absolutely amazing girl!
What an awesome piece! I have been refinishing wood pieces lately and I am a little obsessed with reclaimed and repurposed items.
What a beautiful space! The table is a lovely addition. I can picture my family gathering around it, playing a game and enjoying each other’s company.
This is so beautiful. I love the way you are keeping with the theme for your farmhouse. The table looks very chic and pretty.
I wish I had the patience and the talent tondo this 😂 it looks awesome!
Monica Tatomir says
Gorgeous coffee table, and it goes wonderful with the design of the room. Great inspiration for everyone looking to DIY.
Wow! This is really nice and gorgeous. I love reclaimed wood furniture as it surely adds to its character. Not to mention, quality is better compared to the other furniture made of compressed wood. Thank you for sharing your beautiful space and coffee table.