Top 5 ways Granite can be used in furniture

Granite is a beautiful, natural stone that’s been prominent in building construction for hundreds of years. Beyond building construction, granite is historically a popular material for making furniture. It lacks the organic feel of timber and the mass production qualities of metal, but nether the less it is a popular material.

Here’s the top 5 ways granite can be used for furniture:

  • Inlays
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Granite has been used for inlays and detailing in wooden furniture some time. It is usually applied to create a contrast with oak or walnut. Darker granites are chosen for light woods, and lighter granites for dark woods to create this contrast. Marble is another material that’s popular for furniture inlays and detailing.

  • Tables
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Granite tables are by far the most popular type of granite furniture. From pedestals and coffee tables to boardroom and dining tables, tables made from 100 per cent granite are available for a wide range of applications. Granite is a good material for tables because it is durable and robust. It can also be polished to a mirror-like finish.

  • Table tops
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Older furniture can be transformed with a granite table top. Tired wooden tops can be replaced with granite completely, giving a table a new lease of life. You can also play with organic and inorganic materials to give furniture an industrial look. For example, you can mix iron with oak and granite to give a table a unique appearance.

  • Benches
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Benches are the second most popular type of granite furniture. Granite will weather when left unsealed and change colour when exposed to the elements. This makes it just as characterful as timber outdoors. Granite benches come in a wide range of colours, finishes and sizes to suit any garden or outdoor area.

  • Sculpture furniture
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Perhaps the most striking use of granite in furniture is with sculpture furniture. Sculpture furniture is carved as a work of art but offers a practical function. Examples include angels that hold mugs, and dragons that hold coats. Granite sculptures are timeless and can add a finishing touch to any home. They can also be made to order by artists.

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