I was referred to Rustic Elements Furniture by a friend after admiring his stunning dining room table. I then spent countless hours scrolling through the photo albums on the website, dreaming of having a table of my own.
It took a Black Friday special to finally get me to take the first step of calling the shop, and it was an excellent decision. We then visited the shop in Joliet, which I highly recommend. Scott took the time to show us samples of the different wood types, stains, finish options, and leg widths. He also had some recently finished items on display in the front of the shop and showed us what different chairs would look like around a table.
Our table is flush leg with an ebony finish and a distress level of 8. Basically, the table looks like it was dragged out of a field and spit shined before ending up in our dining room (which is exactly the look we were going for!!). From the exposed bolts, to the scuffed edges of the chairs, to the visible tool marks on the table surface, this dining set is a striking work of art. It’s also a solid piece of furniture that you can set a glass of ice water on without fear of destroying it. It will definitely outlast us and probably future generations as well.
As another reviewer mentioned, we researched tables at the usual places (always made in other countries with questionable resources and shipped to the US), and the total price of the dining set from Rustic Elements was comparable to major retailers (factoring in how ridiculously expensive chairs are). However, the quality is so much better, it’s handcrafted, you are supporting a local business, AND you end up with a unique piece of furniture that you helped to design!
From the first phone call, to our shop visit, to the communication while we waited the table to arrive, Scott was awesome. He’s friendly, honest, and really knows his craft. To top it all off, the delivery guys were prompt, friendly, efficient, and courteous. They had the table set up in no time, polished it up, snapped a few photos to document their handiwork, and the guys even took off their shoes because it was raining out! (Not to mention, the table and chairs already had the little felt pads on the bottom to protect our wood floors.)
I guess I just can’t heap enough praise on Scott and his business. Thank you for such a wonderful addition to our home, and we look forward to adding more pieces to our collection in the near future!
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