Splurge versus Steal: Teak Side Table

Whether blended seamlessly into a rustic setting or implemented into a formal space for texture and contrast, solid wood end tables and stools can be a fun and versatile addition to your home. Placed next to a lounge chair, lined up along the wall as extra seating for guests, or used in a bedroom as a nightstand, natural wood pieces are casually chic. Although these tables are often comprised of a simple tree trunk, the two examples shown here exemplify the more polished side of the “solid wood log” category. The symmetry and smoothness of the square shape serves as a nice contrast to the “natural” look of the wood.

splurge steal_teak stool

You may think that $398 for a stool is hardly a steal, but a neutral, compact piece such as this one from DWR will last a lifetime. The Teak Stool, designed by Rama Watana for Design Within Reach, was created with the intention of utilizing sustainable teak remnants that are too weak to be used in other applications. You can enjoy the beauty of natural wood in your home without compromising your eco-concious ideals! For a true statement piece, however, I absolutely love the “Sherwood” square side table from Horchow. It shares many of the same versatile and eco-friendly characteristics, but with a bit of unexpected shine. Artisans handcraft each unique table, blending acrylic into the teak for a look that is both whimsical and modern. The combination of materials creates a sturdy, durable table that can support up to 200 pounds.

Are you sold on the appeal of these wood tables and stools?  Here is one more option to tempt you. Slightly cheaper than the DWR version, the Zuvan Side Table from Anthropologie (shown below) is truly budget friendly at $198. The low price and metallic finish make it a perfect option for anyone who seeking a playful hint of glam. Available in silver or gold, the Zuvan table is made of recycled wood.

Zuvan Side Table Gold

Zuvan Side Table Silver

To purchase the “Sherwood” Square Side Table visit Horchow.

To purchase the Teak Stool visit DWR.

To purchase the Zuvan Side Table visit Anthropologie.


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