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Fashion for Home Habana Console Table

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Brand: Fashion for Home / Type: Table

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      08.03.2013 23:54
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      Excellent piece of quality hardwood furniture in an unusual and attractive design.

      I was fortunate to receive one of these fantastic units as a gift from somebody who knows how much I love solid wood. I am training to be a luthier so regularly work with oak, chestnut and beech but I have not been lucky enough to work with acacia wood, which is what this lovely table/unit is crafted from.

      Acacia is a stunning wood with lovely markings and grain. Often used as an alternative to pine, it is light enough to fit into most colour schemes and unusual enough to draw people's eye to the unit.
      Acacia is known for its durability, moisture resistance. It also smells lovely. As a fast growing hardwood it is relatively sustainable too (the fast growth in a hardwood give the wood its distinctive grain patterns)

      This table/unit is visually pleasing with gentle rustic grain patterns and warm contrasting colours ranging from chocolate to a creamy colour. Oblong shaped and chunky, the dimensions of the unit are Length - 30 cm Width- 90 cm and Height -75 cm making this a piece of furniture that would fit in even a small flat or bedsit but still large enough to be incredibly useful.

      It has a front draw, all jointed and well crafted, four wide and solid legs which lead to a thick bottom shelf. There is plenty of storage for all sorts of items from cd's, games console etc or use as I do in my kitchen as an additional unit. The nature of the wood means that anything brightly ceramic or shiny stainless steel really look fantastic.

      This table is delivered fully assembled so no faffing with instructions that make no sense or experiencing that sinking feeling you get when you see the left over bolt that you just cannot find the home for!

      Positives:

      Gorgeous piece of furniture than many will admire and ask about due to its unusual grain and rustic style
      Well made. solid wood- no mdf pretender here
      Stylish, chunky and would suit most styles of home and decor
      Easy to clean, just wipe down- this will not warp unless under excessive moisture as it is a hardwood. Danish oil/ linseed/ beeswax could be used occasionally.

      Negatives:

      I cannot think of any because I love the unit, but would love a larger one even more. So with that in mind perhaps a larger top would be great for storing (more junk!) or positioning a tv etc

      Price: £149.00 which is good value for a solid hardwood piece of furniture. Especially one that looks so beautiful.

      Functions: Occasional table, extra seating for family events, unit for books, games console etc.
      Would suit many uses from kitchen to bathroom to bedroom. Pretty enough to have place as a feature or focal piece and much more interesting than pine. Hard-wearing hardwood so also easy to keep clean.

      Available from Fashion for home who are a company that sell a whole range of very unusual and striking pieces.

      Summary - A stunning feature piece of well crafted hardwood multipurpose furniture with a delicious grain.

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