How We Make Our Tables

Edge grain, butcher block, random plank... what are these and what’s the difference? Since there are so many ways to construct a table, we wanted to bring some clarity to this topic. Below we outline common solid wood table constructions and how they are applied to our tables.

New Solid Wood Table Tops

We’re so excited to begin offering four new stunning wood options into our standard table offerings in addition to our classic Maple top. These new wood tops include Hickory, Walnut, White Oak, and Mixed Woods.

3 Reasons Wood Restaurant Tables Need Protective Topcoat

Since the explosion of industrial and rustic design, natural wood has proven to be a trend with some serious staying power. For restaurant tables, solid wood tops have become a chic design choice for many types of restaurants. Unfortunately, style doesn’t always equate to practicality, and wood needs some work before it can stand up to the rigors of a commercial dining environment. We make sure that our solid hardwood table tops deliver both the style and function our customers need with a patent-pending protective topcoat.

How To Use A Communal Table In Your Restaurant

For almost a decade we’ve seen restaurants and chains invest heavily in their built environments, catering to a younger demographic and competing for sales (and loyalty) in a highly competitive marketplace. This year we predicted that as consumers, we’d see more non-traditional seating arrangements in restaurants across all categories of food spaces, think communal tables, varied heights, and intimate lounge settings, all in an effort to attract a more diverse audience. 

Everything You Need to Know About Our Tables, In One Post

You may have noticed in our recent posts that we’ve talked a lot about restaurant dining tables. We’ve covered everything from how to care for wood tables to some fun facts about our processes. It was a lot of table information. We thought we would recap some of our most helpful and interesting table posts.

Perfect Pairings: Table Chair Combos for All Heights

The right table height in a restaurant can mean the difference between a comfortable dining experience and scooching your way through a meal. But having the right table height also means having the right chair.

3 Facts About Our Solid Wood Tables

At Grand Rapids Chair, we take great pride in making sure we exceed expectations

Caring for Wood Tables

Wood tables are an easy and durable choice

Which Table Is Right For you?

There are many decisions that accompany the redesign or opening of a restaurant.

Now Trending: Solid Wood Tables With A Twist

Reclaimed wood has been trending in restaurants large and small for nearly a decade. What was once an amazing branding story, has started to cross over into that overused realm of design. It seems to have lost that depth that once defined it.

How to Create a More Social Restaurant

When we’re talking about restaurants and being social, we used to envision spaces that welcome conversations with comfortable areas to gather and enjoy each other's company.

Restaurant Tables: Cast Iron vs. Steel Table Bases

Tables bases rarely get any of the credit. Most fanfare is put squarely on the table tops. But let’s think about this. Table bases play a vital role in the overall design and durability of a restaurant. A table base—rather 20 bases—can make or break the success of a busy dining space.

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