Overall Look - Rustic Elements Furniture

Overall Look

The overall look desired is often influenced by many details such as distressing (if any), edge detail, grooves between planks, top thickness, etc.

Level of Distress

We offer different levels of distress that changes the overall look and feel of a table. The levels range from no distressing to heavy. For a formal design we suggest no distressing, less informal, the distressing can range. As you will see below, adding grooves to a table top can change the look of a table. View our examples below.

*Note: much distressing beyond a medium/heavy will become less practical for a low-maintenance design.

Clean: No distress

Minimal: Only a few small dings

Light: Noticeable and more distinct, but still very subtle

Medium: An increase of markings that are still not considerably noticeable

Heavy: A good deal of distress while boards remain level with no major gaps

Rough Sawn: Uneven boards with saw marks

Table Edge

We offer a few different choices for our table edges. Each bringing their own twist and design aesthetic. The options being clean, natural wavy, light tumbled, heavy tumbled, ogee, and step round over. Take a look below to see what suits you.

*Note: the natural wavy edge is not an option for round tables.

Clean

Natural Wavy

Light Tumbled

Tumbled

Other

Clean Top or Grooves

For a cleaner look a flat top is best, no grooves, but for some interest in the top we offer two levels of grooves: regular or deep. See below.

Table Thickness

An element that can surprisingly impact the prominence of a table is the thickness of the top. Offering three top thicknesses, the visual weight varies with each. Standard, thick, and extra thick top are the three options. The standard and thick tops are the most common options for tables and benches. The extra thick has limited availability and is only in certain wood species. It is often used without an apron under the top. Typically our bench tops remain standard size unless otherwise specified. Below pictures the three choices as well as table examples.

Cross Brace

The cross brace is simply a design aesthetic. Whether or not there is a cross brace does not affect the integrity of the table’s structure. Some customers like to personalize their tables and thus engrave their cross brace. Below gives examples of the options.

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Rustic Elements Furniture

18558 NW Frontage Road
Joliet, IL 60404
847-401-7753
scott@rusticelementsfurniture.com

Showroom Hours

Tuesday-Saturday – 7am-4pm
Sunday-Monday – CLOSED

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