Artur Extending Dining Table by Birch Lane™ Heritage Review

Overview

Dining tables are a time-tested symbol for family get-togethers, home-cooked meals, flowing conversation, and good memories. The right dining table is a must-have for every home. With so many styles out there, it can be hard to find the right piece that is true to you and your unique personality. This table is a good candidate for being just the thing you need now. It is made of poplar wood and veneers, and it features an antique white finish with turned legs that make it the perfect table for giving your home a quaint yet approachable farmhouse appeal. As it comes with a removable leaf that extends it to 84” L, you can use this table to seat up to 8 individuals. It is delivered in a set of 2 and is a high-quality item worthy of any traditional home.

Designed by the House of Birch Lane Heritage, this table is part of a specialty line of items that reflect the solid, sturdy, and reliable core of traditional America. This table represents the fireside seat on your sofa. It represents the table your family has holiday dinners at. It represents the reliable foundation that can last with you year after year. Well-endowed with crafty furniture and decor, Birch Lane Heritage is a competitively-priced collection of long-lasting furniture pieces that you can settle into for years and years to come.

Features

This table comes with one leaf and a top and base that are weathered worn white in color. The seating capacity of the table when it is fully extended is 8, and the seating capacity of the table when it is fully collapsed is 6. The leaf is removable, and assembly is required.

The base of the table is made of solid and manufactured wood as well as poplar wood with natural variations of wood grain in the table’s color. No two items have the same grain color, finish, or wood knots due to natural factors, but this table does come with purposeful distressing and wood scoring and rub-through treatment. This is a technique used to give wood items a distressed look. It also comes with wormholes, which are small holes in the wood created with a spiked tool. Finally, it has coat and paint distressing, which is a treatment in which paint is purposely rubbed or scraped off for a distressed look.

Made in Vietnam, this table should be cleaned with mild soap and water using a soft cloth for wiping. It is intended and approved for residential use, and assembly is required.

Before making any online purchase of home furniture items, it is always a good idea to compare the dimensions of the product you want to buy with the dimensions and size of the space in which you intend to use the item. Doing so will help you avoid issues and circumstances in which your purchase does not fit in the room or area in which you intend to use it, leaving you with an item you have no real use for.

  • Leaf – Width – Side to Side: 42”
  • Length – End to End: 18”
  • Overall dimensions: 30” H
  • Legs: 25.25” H
  • Overall Length When Fully Collapsed: 66”
  • Overall Length When Fully Extended: 84”
  • Overall Width When Fully Collapsed – Front to Back: 42”
  • Overall Width When Fully Extended – Front to Back: 42”
  • Overall Product Weight: 180.8 lb.
  • Recommended seat height for the table: 19″
  • The distance between the legs when fully extended: 72″

Available Select Finish

The base of this table is solid and manufactured which includes the use of poplar. The color is treated in several different ways to highlight the wood’s natural variations based on wood grain, natural wood knots, purposeful distressing, wood scoring, and rub-through treatment. As a result, the table has a vintage and distressed look, and it also has wormholes and coat and paint distressing. All of these are in weathered worn white.

Pricing

All the prices are only for reference, Exact price will be based on the latest quotation.

The Artur Extending Dining Table is currently on sale for $583.99, giving you savings of 19% off the tables’s original base price of $719. If you want to purchase assembly for this table, you can do so for $119.99. You can also get 25% off assembly with the MYWAY card, a service that includes room-of-choice delivery, packaging removal, and assembly, at a cost of $119.99. You can also make use of a customer-friendly payment plan from Affirm in case you want to pay for this table in installments, with installments as low as $36 per month on offer.

Price is one of the most important factors that you need to consider before making a purchase of any kind, especially for tables. This is because most people purchase tables expecting to be able to use them for a long time. Depending on your budget, a good table should cost no more than $600, and this table falls comfortably within that range. It is a very big table for the price and it has been reviewed positively many hundreds of times.

If the price looks somewhat out of reach for you, keep in mind that this is a lifetime investment. Because of this fact, you can purchase protection for your table as well. These protection plans are above and beyond any product warranties that you get from the manufacturer upon your purchase of this table. These plans cover accidental stains, nicks, cuts, dents, scratches, cracks, and the like, and they are available at a relatively low price and are refundable within 30 days of purchase. These plans can be purchased for three years for $66.99 or for five years for $74.99.

Pros

One customer raved that this table was even prettier than she had initially hoped. In person, it is just as described online. It only takes a few minutes to put the legs on, but you definitely need 2 people to set it upright and move it around. It comes very well packed and does take a little time to unwrap and discard all the packing materials, but that is not a real issue – especially since you will be so excited about your new table that you won’t mind the extra work! One customer recommended that, if you’re looking for a very sturdy table with a distressed farmhouse look, this table is your table of choice.

Another customer needed a table for a coastal cottage that they had, and this table adequately fit the bill for them. Although you can never tell the quality of a product just by looking at it online, this is a heavy and solid table. The color is a little less distressed white, and closer to a distressed light gray. It looks great with driftwood gray colored rattan chairs. The best part is that it is a great family table and your kids will be able to put their drinks right on the table. No rings and no worries. This is a solid table that is well made.

Cons

One disgruntled customer had a lot to say about this table. They started off by saying that the last thing they want to do is get into a fight, because they love the products they see online with Wayfair and had purchased several pieces of furniture from them with no problem at all in the past, but this time things were different. They started out really wanting to love these tables, but when they came, it was obvious that they were made of some kind of composite material, not solid wood. They were giving off fumes that were very troublesome for her family members. When she called about sending them back, at first she was told that that would not be a problem. Then she was offered a discount. Then she was offered a better discount. Then she was told that the made a mistake and they could only offer 20% off – something they offer every other day normally. When she insisted that she wanted to return the item, the salesperson kept arguing about the reason for the return, which are all of the following: it is not white, it is not wood, and it gives off fumes. They finally agreed to arrange the return but at a cost of $400 to the customer for the return of tables that are not at all what she thought they would be. This was a really troublesome situation that the seller and Wayfair should look into.

Conclusion

This is a farmhouse-style table that is large, is of good, solid quality, and doesn’t break the bank. From its look, quality, and size for the price, it is a great table that is extremely heavy with a good pulley system for the leaf. It is more of a creamy color so don’t expect a bright white. It comfortably sits 8 people with the leaf, which is very heavy. There are oftentimes random delivery issues that come up with local shippers, but this is definitely a table that you can own and enjoy for several years.

In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from furniture companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews.

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