Hey, I'm Ted! I'm a co-owner of Loewen Design Studios. I work in product development, admin, and customer service mostly but you can also see me in the shop from time to time or personally delivering your table.
I've seen a lot of unique tables come through the shop. Here are some of my favourites:
I like this table because its the table I personally have in my backyard! It really stands up to Canadian winters and looks good while doing it! Also square tables are a lot like round table in they really allow you to look at everyone around the table equally.
The end of this table allows for multiple people to sit at the end of the table for a nice flow of conversation. The Chesbro legs also match the curve of the end of the table very nicely. It's a nice twist of a tried and true classic.
The fluted base shows off the various colors that natural wood has to offer, I especially like this in the walnut which has by far the most different coloring of any wood we use. I also like the 2 legs as it offers a lot of room for legs and chairs in the middle. Again, I like that the racetrack lets 2 people sit at the end without it needing to be a very wide table. And with this one the legs are also a racetrack shape which mirrors the table top well.