We are coming up on our 1 year of owning the Pier 1 Bradding Table. Our family has gotten enough use out of it now that I feel confident leaving a review! We own the Pier 1 84″ Bradding Table in the stonewash natural stain, and we eat on it between 1 and 3 times a day.
Pier 1 Bradding Table in Natural StonewashRemember how excited I was last year when I found this affordable table for our dining room?
Meanwhile, our smaller table in the kitchen didn’t have enough room for guests (my parents live up the street and we eat with them frequently!). One day on a whim, I dragged the Bradding table into the kitchen breakfast nook “just to see”.
I love it in here. I love the natural stain, I love the size – big enough to fit 8 and still be comfortable. And I loved the price!
Our family of 6 has eaten on this table between 1 and 3 times a day now. It’s been about 6 months since we moved it into the kitchen.
My Experience With Our Pier 1 Table
So in general, it’s held up fairly well. No chipping, no scratches, no swelling, the wood is all solid. It looks great on a day to day basis. I clean it with a wet rag or just Seventh Generation wipes, and then I dry it quickly with a dry dish cloth.
My kids have played with their toy cars at this table, dragged heavy plates across the wood top, etc. There are no big scratches.
Look at that pretty trestle! It looks great from afar. And honestly, when you’re up close and personal it looks pretty great!
Watch my 30 second video I included to see how the table looks in “real life”!
I was looking carefully at the table when taking photos and noticed signs of wear on the table top. The wood stain is slightly uneven in spots. When I inspected it further I remembered where I scrubbed dried play dough off one day it’s lighter underneath.
And in a few other areas it looks like the stain is uneven.
It’s not bad, but I see signs of wear. There is a light mark towards the center that looks like a faint water ring. It’s easier to see on the video, and it was disappointing to notice that spot.
Of course I looked through the hundreds of reviews on the Pier 1 listing of the Bradding Table before I bought. Almost all were from people raving how great it is. It was surprisingly good, and this was my first purchase ever from Pier 1 so it put my fears at ease. But there are a few people complaining of water rings.
I planned on putting down food safe poly or a wax to protect the top. But life’s been busy, I’m a little lazy, and I actually didn’t think it was needed.
It’s not in our habit to leave dishes or food sitting out though out the day. But, there are a lot of us and my kids eat sticky things, spill their juice, and leave messes like everyone else. We only use placemats when the food is hot. Breakfast dishes typically sit on the table until I am able to get all the kids off to school and shower.
I regret that decision of not protecting the wood now. But, it doesn’t look bad- just not brand new anymore. And that chunky trestle is so pretty! I’m still happy with the table over all, albeit disappointed when I inspected it to find little inconsistencies in the top.
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Would I Recommend Buying The Bradding Table?
Overall, I would give the Pier 1 Bradding table a solid B+.
I would recommend putting down some kind of protectant on the table. I have done it before, and it doesn’t take too long. Usually it smells bad and the table has to dry for a little while, but that’s it. Nothing complicated.
I love that it looks like some other expensive tables that go for three times the price! The natural stain is such a nice medium tone- not too grey, not too orangey. It fits 8 comfortably, but we squeezed 10 in a few times when my kids had friends over.
This table is versatile because it can go traditional, rustic, farmhouse or contemporary. It isn’t too formal for a kitchen nook, but it’s nice enough to work in a dining room.
The price is right at $800, and Pier 1 often puts this on sale. I can’t remember how much I paid but I want to say it was around $650. Definitely buy it on sale!
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