Solid Wood End Table Style Guide

By Bailiegh Basham · October 28, 2015

Solid Wood End Table Style Guide

Buying Guide for Amish End Tables

End tables and side tables are versatile pieces of furniture that can accent your decor, store essentials, and fill bare or awkward spaces. With the right selection of end tables, you can bring a new level of stylishness to your home all while showcasing your fine taste for solid wood Amish furniture.

Available in many shapes and sizes, you should also consider which style of end or side table you are searching for. To help you design the right ones for your space, we will take a look at eight popular styles:

1. Traditional
If ornate detailing, rich wood color, and the handcrafted touch are what speaks to you, then traditional end tables may be the way to go. Classic side tables are stately and elegant, and provide a formal appeal.

Pictured: Annenburg Open End Table

2. Contemporary
For a home with a modern vibe, contemporary end tables offer an eye-catching elegance with geometrical ties. Some designs feature a metal construction with a solid wood pairing in organic live edge or angular forms.

Pictured: Echo Live Edge End Table

3. Rustic
Common materials for rustic end tables include distressed wood, such as our Rough Sawn Maple, industrial hardware, and metal accents. These accent tables can be casual and inviting, but also pair well with modern pieces.

Pictured: Lakemont Primitive End Table

4. Craftsman
Craftsman style, or Arts and Crafts style, emphasizes the simple forms of the natural qualities of materials. Typically, no superfluous accents are used, and the actual construction of the furniture is exposed, such as through tenons.

Pictured: Tahoe End Table with Storage

5. Transitional
Blending elements of Traditional and Contemporary style, the transitional style has emerged as a simple, yet sophisticated middle ground. It puts an emphasis on uncluttered details, and works well with most design schemes.

Pictured: Cartier End Table with Drawer

6. Industrial
Industrial side tables mix well with rustic or modern decors and often bring a sense of urban style into the home. The stripped-down design focusing on the components rather than the whole, such as wrought iron or weathered wood.

Pictured: Lansing Accent Table

7. Mission
Mission style is usually stained with darker finishes and generally features exposed joints and open slats. With straight lines, sturdiness, and natural beauty, Mission accent tables are right at home in a wide variety of homes.

Pictured: Sandy Creek Mission End Table

8. Shaker
Remembering the belief that the beauty of any object was found in its usefulness, Shaker style furniture is crafted with clean and spare lines, often in a light stained wood with no distressing. Expert craftsmanship with a plain, functional design.

Pictured: St. Augustine End Table with Drawer

Which style works best for you? Shop Countryside’s collection of Amish handcrafted end tables, and select the finishing touches such as wood type, stain color, and hardware.