These Stunning Wood Dining Tables Save Space Without Sacrificing Aesthetics

These days, you don’t need to be a knight to sit at a round table; you just need good company and good food. Have you ever felt a round table to be impractical due to shape and size?

Round tables can be aesthetically pleasing and are great for socializing over a meal because they bring more people face to face and closer together (instead of miles away from each other at a long rectangular dining table), but they often take up more space than many dining rooms can accommodate.

Enter George Johnson, a UK-based furniture designer, who can fix up your space with a personalized table where you can round up your friends and family.

We first caught wind of Johnson’s incredible talent on Facebook. Using solid timber, he crafts pieces that maintain beauty while remaining practical.

He is able to hide leaves and expansion mechanisms inside the bodies of the tables he creates, minimizing the need for additional storage space elsewhere in the home.

Johnson also designs other furniture pieces, including coffee tables, cabinets and desks.

Johnson’s simple style and design aesthetic help create the feeling of a larger room. We want to get our hands on some of this gorgeous furniture in time for our next gathering!

Watch The Incredible Process As This Man Turns A Log Into A Vase

We all know that wood comes from trees, but it’s hard to picture what our furniture looked like before it became so perfectly smooth and rounded. Maybe you’ve done some woodwork yourself and know what it takes to turn a piece of nature into a work of art. But if you’re not very familiar with woodworking, you will probably find the process fascinating.

Thanks to Facebook user Wood Turning by Del, in a video that’s less than three minutes long, you can watch the incredible process of creating a beautiful vase from start to finish out of a single log.

More than 35,000 people have already viewed this mesmerizing video and it’s been shared more than 200 times, no doubt because it’s intriguing to gain some insight into a process most of us don’t see everyday

Woodturning by Del has a showroom in Ft. Lupton, Colorado, where they create unique wood art, from pens to lamps to picture frames. Everything they sell is is handmade and one of a kind, and after watching this video, we are definitely impressed. You can get more information by visiting their website at woodturningbydel.com or by checking out their Facebook page.

Ethan Allen Is Launching A Disney-Themed Furniture Collection

Disney fans, you’ll soon to able to bring Disney magic to your home in a pretty classy way with Ethan Allen’s new Disney-themed furniture and home decor collection.

All of the items in this amazing new collection are Mickey and Minnie Mouse-inspired. You can get everything from coasters to bedding to chairs with the infamous duo on them. The official launch of the collection is on November 18 (Mickey’s birthday). If you refuse to wait for this special dose of Disney magic, there are a number of items currently on presale.

(In order to purchase presale items, you must be a member of “D23” the Disney Fan Club, which luckily you can join for free.)

The presale items in the Disney-themed collection range from $39 – $1,599. Filling your home with the magic of Disney doesn’t come cheap, apparently.

This adorable “Bravo Chair,” which is covered in white fabric and with silhouettes of Mickey Mouse in black, will set you back nearly $1500.

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Ethan Allen

Bravo Chair, $1479

This ‘”Character Chest” is $1,599. Crafted from white oak and maple, the chest depicts—adorably—Mickey and Pluto talking an old-time selfie.

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Ethan Allen

Character Chest, $1599

Luckily, if the presale is any indication, there will be some more affordable items within the collection. Make entertaining at home a whimsical Disney experience with these Mickey-inspired coasters, for example.

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Ethan Allen

Coasters, $39

Instead of counting sheep, try reading stories on this Mickey and Minnie comic strip bedding.

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Ethan Allen

Comic Strip Duvet Cover and Sham, $49 – $129

There’s a number of products dedicated just to Minnie, including artwork, long board, rugs (like the one below) and a cabinet.

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Ethan Allen

Minnie Rug, $249

Luckily, there will be even more items available when the full collection launches in November. Get ready to bring the magic of Disney home with you in a major way starting on Mickey’s birthday.

[h/t Hello Giggles]