Four Ways to Enhance Wood Tables

Straight Plank Reclaimed Wood Restaurant Tabletop

Four Ways to Enhance Wood Tables

Looking for ways to enhance wood tables? Using reclaimed wood gives a natural aesthetic to a room, but it can be fun to diversify. Whether you’re using reclaimed wood or just regular wood, here are some additions you can make to spice things up.

Add a Glass Top

Adding a glass top to the wooden table can class it up a little bit. One of the primary benefits of adding glass is that it is very easy to clean. You can simply wipe it down without having to worry about anything soaking into the wood. You can also have a little fun and put some things between the wood table top and the glass, such as the menus, decorations, postcards, or anything else as a way of creating some ambience and getting the conversations started at the table.

When you add glass to the table top, it is also going to protect the wood against various nicks and scratches. This can help for the wood to look its best for many years to come.

Use Craft Paper

This is  done with more and more frequency. Restaurants are investing in large rolls of craft paper and using it as a makeshift tablecloth. The paper is cut so that it is roughly the same size as the tabletop. You can then add a few crayons or markers at the table and let everyone go to town. It’s great for business lunches so people can make notes as they talk and it’s ideal for a family restaurant because it keeps the kids occupied. You can also have the servers write their names upside down and even share some of the specials by writing them down on the table as people get settle.

Top with a Tablecloth

If the tables are not looking their best or you simply want to create a more upscale environment, you can choose to use tablecloths. It’s up to you whether you want them to just cover the table top or hang down all the way to the floor. You can choose an elegant white or black tablecloth or add a splash of color. You can also add linen napkins as a way of creating a fun design throughout the dining room.

Paint with a Bright Color

Wood tables can be painted. This allows you to bring in some bright colors without having to paint the walls or invest in a lot of linen. The tables can all be paint the same color. Or you can choose a few complementary colors to use throughout the dining room. If you ever choose to change the color, you can simply sand off the paint and stain or paint another color.