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January 12, 2014
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Hello: Yes, that is a magnetic chalkboard. The substrate is medium density fiberboard, and it's treated with magnetic primer (Rustolium) and chalk board paint (Benjamin Moore). The magnetic part is tricky, and the primer is no longer very environmentally friendly, so consider it carefully. If you have an option to install a sheet metal substrate with the chalkboard coating, that might be a better solution now.
    Bookmark   January 13, 2014 at 7:48AM
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November 3, 2013
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Hello: The flooring here is quartersawn ash. It is a site-finished floor so there is not really a manufacturer. It simply came from a lumber mill in Vermont.
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Hi! That bench is about 7' long, and 24" deep to match the adjacent kitchen cabinets. It has a painted wood back that's slightly inclined for comfort, and loose upholstery cushions in washable fabric. The seat height was put a little higher than the chairs, so that the bench works well for small children.
    Bookmark   September 11, 2013 at 6:40AM
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Wow! Thank you for the speedy (and thorough) answer! the incline is a great idea (as is the slightly raised seat - I have children as well). I really love this space. Its just GORGEOUS!
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February 24, 2013
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There are similar table legs at
    Bookmark   July 23, 2013 at 1:50PM
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Hello! The table is custom, and as others have noted, there are quite a few sources for metal table legs on line. The top here is a heavy duty matte lacquer, but Ceasarstone would be a good choice for durability.
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January 11, 2013
schoolfieldh wrote:
Are the legs on this table custom made?
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Hello! The table itself is custom made, but the legs are stock. You can just google something like "metal table legs" and you'll find lots of options!
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Here are 2 links to some table legs that are very similar to the ones pictured above.
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Laura Gaskill added this to How to Love Your Kitchen More, Right Now
4. Include something for the little ones. If your household includes children, you know it can be a challenge keeping small hands busy (and out of hot pans) in the kitchen. Add a chalkboard wall, convert a low cupboard to a secret play area, or keep a bin of Play-Doh and art supplies within reach.
Becky Harris added this to 19 Ways to Create a Cozy Breakfast Nook
Keep the kids in mind. Minimalism meets parenthood in this clever contemporary breakfast nook. Soft cushions, bright colors and a chalkboard create a kid-friendly zone. As most parents know, this will result in dust chalk on the upholstery, so if you go this route, plan your fabrics accordingly.More: How to Love Your Kitchen More, Right Now | More kitchen guides
These setups will also encourage your kids to spend time engaged with you in the kitchen. Even if you’re cooking dinner and they’re working on a project, you’re spending time together. Isn’t that the most important thing about a family home?

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