Angular, unassuming lines will make this your dining room work horse. But it's not only practical, it also nails the modern, stylized look you're going for. The top is 1 1?2" of thick solid birch that is gently distressed for a more industrial look. Distressing also hides a multitude of sins! The U base is powder coated steel - an extremely durable, environmentally friendly finish which resists chipping. Made in Canada by Amisco, these are highly customizable with many sizes, stains, and metal finishes available. The Burton table is a great choice for a family table that has style. Your choice of chairs will give the look you are aiming for.