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post #1276 of 2411
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No, it's okay. It is a concern we share but are stuck with. You generally don't get to pick and choose.

Theoretically, you can pay a fee to have them open up crates in the warehouse and take pictures for you, but you have to pay extra for that, it eats up time, and you are only picking from what happens to be sitting around.
post #1277 of 2411
That's some seriously bad luck! I'm with Douglas on the color of the slab, unless you wanted some green in your room.

Geez SH don't be such a dick. That was shit luck, not Foo failing to consider the structural properties of the table. He's just the consumer, not the designer.
post #1278 of 2411
If I ever complain because my glass ping pong table breaks you're free to have at it.
post #1279 of 2411
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The coloring is far more gold/beige than the showroom example the grain is far more splotchy and less defined. I can only hope the second one is better.

Otherwise I could ask for the floor model--but that piece has probably seen quite a bit of wear.
post #1280 of 2411
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If I ever complain because my glass ping pong table breaks you're free to have at it.

Is the marble Saarinen table an unsound design? It's been in production for decades. We've had ours for five years. The top is much thinner than two inches and it has held up under significant usage.
post #1281 of 2411
Relatively, yes. I wouldn't think to buy one, and I'm someone who really loves marble. Any application that requires tensile strength is just flirting with disaster. Five years is hardly a lifespan for furniture.
post #1282 of 2411
stephenhero has granite counters in his swinging bachelor pad

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post #1283 of 2411
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Originally Posted by mafoofan View Post

No, it's okay. It is a concern we share but are stuck with. You generally don't get to pick and choose.

Theoretically, you can pay a fee to have them open up crates in the warehouse and take pictures for you, but you have to pay extra for that, it eats up time, and you are only picking from what happens to be sitting around.

Ok, you're def cursed but it might be a good thing, this table is very long and made for people with large rooms, hell I don't even think I'd like it on anything but concrete or white wood flooring (ok, my problem). Now get a table that a) you like b) you will most likely still like if you move to another environment with more space c) fits your current living situation.
post #1284 of 2411
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I think our space is big enough for it. Hell, our sofa is 7.5 feet long (table is 6 feet). We figure a marble top on metal base is pretty adaptable regardless of where we move to.
post #1285 of 2411
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Really? I think a person's interior design choices can say quite a lot. I don't know if those choices would ever make me think more or less highly of a person but they certainly can be quite revealing as to tastes and interests.

Yes, well, this applies to a lot of things. Total fucking moronitude is no respecter of class or persons.
Maybe not. But I don't think he suffers foos gladly, either.
Yup.

http://www.styleforum.net/t/357727/the-ultimate-rug-and-carpet-thread
While I still think it is slightly tacky to brag about how much you paid for them, I can see how provenance might be something you would want to consider.

It's not that it cannot point to or evoke what a person might be interested in but it certainly isn't foolproof (hey I picked this at Sotheby's cause it matched the carpet, yeah it was painted by Johnson Pollock or whatever, he's an artiste!) and, more importantly, I really don't place having a nice place at the same level as being cognisant in modern art or whatever, it's worth more points than a mastery of Klingon or a deep knowledge of Swiss watches but that's about it.
post #1286 of 2411
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New table:
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The table in the picture above looks like arabescato marble, not calacatta. It seems like you got an entirely different type of marble.
post #1287 of 2411
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stephenhero has granite counters in his swinging bachelor pad


Where did my cotton candy machine go?!
post #1288 of 2411
Never a dull moment in this thread.
post #1289 of 2411
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Originally Posted by zbromer View Post

The table in the picture above looks like arabescato marble, not calacatta. It seems like you got an entirely different type of marble.

Not sure why you say that. Calacatta is very varied in patterning, and it's the only marble offered on that table. Arabescato, afaik, is just a description for one sort of pattern found in Carrara marble.
post #1290 of 2411
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Originally Posted by itsstillmatt View Post

Not sure why you say that. Calacatta is very varied in patterning, and it's the only marble offered on that table. Arabescato, afaik, is just a description for one sort of pattern found in Carrara marble.

Wait, isn't Carrara vs Calacatta basically a contrast/veins thing anyway and not much else (subtler versus more demarcation), I mean it's a major who the fuck cares as long as you get the pattern you enjoy, we're basically talking about the same stone. Be aware that I might just be horribly wrong and if it turns out to be the case I am sorry if this posting caused someone interior decor anguish.
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