At the end of the day, few things are left to the imagination around a Pub Table. Perhaps that's why ours wears its styling on its sleeve. With exposed joinery typical of the Arts and Crafts period, our updated Pub Table features all the hallmarks of early American artisanal design.
Lower cross braces offer elegantly unadorned support, while the strong vertical posts and rubbed-edge finish enhance the forthright square frame. The exposed grain of the self-framed top is methodically hand-planed and distressed for added character.
As any good vintner knows, half the enjoyment of a given wine is in the ritual of its presentation. That's why in vineyards across the country, tasting tables like this one are carefully arranged in a secluded part of the winemaker's cask room, offering a select few the chance to heighten an already magical experience.
Whether you use Stanley Furniture's Winemaker's Tasting table for serving drinks, sharing cocktails, or just for casual gatherings and entertaining, it's sure to bring the same level of import to the activities in your own home. Carved to emulate a continuous disk of solid Dutch white cedar, the generous top delivers an unexpected bit of drama to contemporary spaces. The stave-like lower supports recall the iron barrel bands used to support old oak casks, complete with vintage-look rivet rows on the base, center band and apron. Curved metal feet and hand-rubbed finish complete the lost-in-time look.
There's something about this collection that makes each piece feel like a "find" complete with its own story, as if it were gathered over a lifetime of travel and treasure finding; eclectic pieces that work effortlessly together without being overly matchy-matchy. Both old and new, the collection serves nearly any decorating style.