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 1.5" 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.