It’s no surprise how emotionally attached we get to our dining tables. More than just a place to sit and eat, the dining table is where we form bonds, make decisions and, most importantly, create lasting memories. We think it’s safe to say that both bodies and souls are fed around the dining table.
As one of the largest pieces of furniture in the home, the dining table is also an important design focal point and makes a bold statement about your personal style. That’s why many people find that choosing a dining set isn’t as simple as walking into a showroom, pointing, and saying, “that one.”
While that scenario is possible for some, finding the perfect set can prove to be challenging for those who have already designed the ideal set in their mind and refuse to compromise on what they’ve envisioned. If you have yet to meet the dining set of your dreams, we have a solution—go custom.
Whether your style is traditional, modern, industrial, or rustic there’s a custom solution for you. With our 100% Canadian-made custom dining collection, you can build a dining room set with exactly the combination of style and features you are looking for, and it’s easier than you think.
Take Candice, for example. This beautiful, solid maple set features an on-trend live edge top and striking pedestal base. Not a fan of a pedestal base? Swap it out for legs. Do you prefer a darker finish? You can do that, too. With dozens of combinations available between the customizable furniture options for each piece it’s easy to get exactly what you want.
Brittany, a midcentury modern-inspired set in our custom collection, perfectly showcases how you can put your own individual spin on a dining set. Choose from round, square, or rectangular tops in a range of sizes, then go mild or wild with your choice of wood or glass in a surprising range of colours. Finally, choose a base colour and chairs to complete the look.
If you’re looking for an extendable table to accommodate more guests—or when you just need flexible space for homework and activities—customizable Hailey has a hidden secret. When closed, it looks like a fixed table but hidden inside is a self-storing leaf that utilizes a premium German mechanism to easily expand the length.
Serena is another extendable set from the custom collection; this one with a refractory leaf added to one end, which allows you to expand the surface area without having to move the table. In addition to all the custom options, you also have the choice of a leaf at each end—or no leaves at all!
Quality Canadian Construction Although these sets may be different in style and the ways they can be customized, they share some common traits that ensure each piece is not just attractive, but comfortable and long lasting. They are truly heirlooms in the making.
Each piece of furniture is made of solid wood, corner-blocked to prevent cracking or twisting, with joints that are glued, nailed, or screwed, and individually adjusted legs to eliminate rocking. Webbed seat bases and Teflon glides provide superior comfort, encouraging conversations that linger, long after dinner has been served.
On the surface, an extremely durable finish offers protection and lasting good looks. The unique catalyzed finish coatings, applied by Canadel in an 11-step process, produce a finish that has the transparency of lacquer and the hardness and durability of a catalyzed varnish, making each piece highly resistant to marking and scratching.
Start Your Custom Journey Ready to go custom? Begin by speaking to a Dufresne sales professional. They will be able to guide you through the process and offer advice that will help you create the dining set you envision from our extensive custom collection, including the sets above.