There's a bigger difference between commercial food service tables and residential tables than most people realize. The right restaurant table should both enhance the atmosphere of your establishment and be crafted to meet the specific needs of a busy environment.
What makes a restaurant table different?
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 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 custom table?
The major difference between mass-produced commercial furniture and handcrafted furniture can be broken down into the following categories:
If you've been searching for the right table for your bar or restaurant but haven't been able to find it in a big-box store, find out more about what I can offer. Many of my tables start with reclaimed wood, usually oak or walnut. The use of reclaimed wood means owning a handcrafted table from my shop is like owning a piece of history. It's also a sustainable and earth-conscious process that takes the environment into account.
I also frequently work with live-edge slabs from new wood that allow the tree's own line to create a one-of-a-kind tabletop. A live-edge table lets you bring the unique beauty of nature indoors. Contact me to learn more about the type of wood I have available to meet your needs.