Saturday, October 30, 2004

The Perfect Coffee Table, or why we are not like my sister and brother in law...

new coffee table
Originally uploaded by merideth.
Because today we decided to go shopping for a new coffee table because our current one finally fell apart.

We'd been thinking about it. We'd done research. Beth wanted something lighter (as in less weighty) looking and less rustic than our current table. I also wanted something less rustic with a slight asian flair to it.

We've shopped catalogs. Shopped online. Shopped national chains. Today we went to the Wooden Duck--a cool store here in Berkeley that makes furniture from recycled wood.

We found exactly what we were looking for. We bought it. It's awesome. It meets all the criteria plus it's made from recycled California Douglas Fir taken from a demo'd building. And it was 30% off. Nice.

Here's the part where we arent like my sister and brother in law: it took one day. Even if they'd been looking for something specific, found it, LOVED still would have been mmmmmm 3 months maybe? before they actually brought it home. I love them. But they are nutty.

Additional cool thing: it has a little drawer in the front just big enough to fit all the remotes and a few other random things.


At 10/30/2004 09:29:00 PM, Blogger Scott in Washington said...

Wow, you guys are really in a class above. We're still in the stage where most of our furniture is mid-nineties period dorm room or hand-me-down from one set of relatives or another.

Actually, as I think about it, we are more than halfway to replacing our hodgepodge with dark red mission style and dark brown leather. Hopefully we'll get there barring disease, misfortune, or a destructive and satanic cat.



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