Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Dining table

The first piece of furniture my parents bought themselves was a dining table. It was the most useful thing they could think of buying. It was used to study, stack books, work, cut vegetables, write letters, organize bills, make art projects for school, and of course, to eat dinner together. That table lasted us 30 years – with one re-lamination of the surface along the way.

TJ and I just bought our first piece of furniture too – and I hope we have ours for the same time as well.


  1. Hi, Bridget, stumbled in after searching for more about Jos Claerbout. My husband and I were married 33 years ago and our first dining(and study, etc.) "table" was a collapsible ironing board, about the size of the table in your photo! And we still have it!

  2. There is so much fun in choosing and buying furniture together!!! Loved this table. :)

  3. @richie, their table wasn't IKEA, but ours is. It might just last 30 years actually - it looks very durable.
    @Babzee, nice to hear that !
    @Banu, thank you :)