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My husband and I used to buy furniture at the County Home Furniture store in
Oakland, as we like that Amish/Shaker/Craftsman look, and the furniture there
was of really nice quality. This store is now out of business, and we are
seeking a similar store to buy a new kitchen table. Does any one have any
recommendations to look for a nice cherry/wood kitchen table?
you should check out The Wooden Horse in Berkeley. they have an extensive online
catalog and a lot in the shaker style. I enjoy that they import recycled teak to
build some of their furniture.
They're pricey, but Wooden Duck in Berkeley (www.thewoodenduck.com) has beautiful
farm/Shaker/Craftsman style furniture made from recycled wood. And Fenton MacLaren
(http://www.fentonmaclaren.com/storelocations.html) also has Mission-style pieces that
could pass as Craftsman.
Someday the Perfect Dining Table
We have been searching, without success, for comfortable and
attractive dining room chairs - to go with our 20 yr old solid
oak dining room table. We have expanded our search to include
the possibility of a new dining room set, but have still not
found what we're looking for. Any suggestions for furniture
stores would be greatly appreciated.
I don't know if they have the style you are looking for, but
check out The Oak Warehouse in Dublin 925-828-8625. Also, Bob's
Discount Furniture in Berkeley on San Pablo Av sells similar
stuff but they don't have as much on display I think, at least
for chairs. I think these 2 places order from the same catalogs.
Tradeway on San Pablo Ave, El Cerrito. Don't be turned off by
the warehouse and unconventional looks; inside you will find
some treasures (you may have to look hard!)...we bought a
beautiful Thomasville dining room set, with 8 chairs for quite a
steal. Couldn't be happier.
I ordered wonderful Parsons diningroom chairs directly from the
manufacturer. The quality is very high and the service great.
Check out www.carringtoncourtdirect.com. If you have any
questions, feel free to email me and definitely tell them that I
We too have a solid Oak dining room table (in craftsman style).
We ordered the chairs for our table from the Craftsman Home at
3048 Claremont Ave (655-6503). I believe the owners's name is
Lee. He was very helpful in matching the chairs to the table. We
chose leather for the seat cushions(they have many options), and
were very pleased with the results 6 weeks later! The downside
was the price, approx. $600/chair back in 2001. You can
negiotiate depending upon how many chairs you have made. You
could also check out Fenton McLaren's on College Ave, but their
quality is not near as nice as the Craftsman Home.
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