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Omni Dining Table by Century Furniture, a plastic surgeon’s table

Hi Resolutions pictures of the Omni Dining Table by Century Furniture

Our dining table has arrived 5-25-13. Closeup pictures of some of the edges. I purchased this over the internet by seeing other people’s pictures of this table – many different finishes. So I thought I would pass on the favor to anyone else who might be interested in purchasing this table. It is the Omni Dining Table by Century Furniture. I purchased it through Slater’s Home Furnishings in Modesto who helped coordinate the custom staining / colors. This table comes in two sizes and this is the larger of the two.

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Chinese art on the wall is by Dr. Tammy Wu’s relatives. Chandelier is from Shonbek. And table is from Century Furniture.

Cello is from the Modesto Symphony Orchestra the artistry of the cello is by artistist Sterling Parker. She writes about the cello:

“The design emerged from my love of music (I sing and perform musical theatre) and thoughts about the origins of sound and music. Her title, “Lotus Blossom”, refers to the emergence of beauty out of the basic nature of being, as determined by the Tibetan culture. She is based on a concept of the Music of the Spheres as it transforms into human inspired music. On the back lies a Tibetan Golden Wheel, representative of the phenomenal universe and creation. Stars below remind one of the heavens and matter from which all things are born. As a whole, the back of the cello is music in all of its forms, before being harnessed by man. On the front musical notes fall down to become simple one-petaled roses. These represent the inevitable awareness of man taking the inspiration of universal music and transforming it into something very real and beautiful. The rest of the cello reminds one that this creation is bound by rules we have created ourselves, including the Lotus I carved that is part of the base.

As far as my choice of medium, my inspiration in this project flowed from my deep love for wood and the amazing properties that I believe are inherent in Watercolor. I imagined the two mediums would work quite well together, and found, happily, that they did. The wood absorbed the watercolor exactly as I thought it would, and the watercolor performed its magic, as always!

Why did I do this, you ask? Well, I am a great supporter of the arts, and believe all projects that lend themselves to any such support as worthy projects! I have found that in today’s world the first disciplines to get lost in school are the arts. It is truly a great tragedy, and I find that more support for those who continue to bring beauty to our communities should always be admired and appreciated.”

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2 Leaves inserted to show how large this table can get. All the pictures above are with 1 leaf.

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This picture above is super high resolution when you click on it. It has two leaves placed inside the table to stretch it out over 10 feet. I placed the laptop computer (MacBook Air) and the chair to give it a sense of scale.

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I stuck our logo and our plastic surgery website onto this picture. This picture isn’t as high resolution. It was originally made to put on FaceBook. This is essentially the same picture as the one above.


Click on the pictures above to see a larger version of the picture.

Details about the Omni Collection Dining Table by Century Furniture

  • www.centuryfurniture.com
  • The table shown above is the larger of two tables that is currently available from Century furniture.  This webpage was made on 5/26/13.
  • The two sizes of the table come as [ W: 78 in x D: 46 in ]  or [ W: 74 inc x D: 42 in ]
  • Our table came with two leaves which interlock.  The leaves we have are 22″ each, leading a maximum extension of 122″.  the smaller table, according to the catalog comes with only one leaf which then has a maximum extension of 96″
  • In the catalog from Century Furniture, the item number is 559-303 Dining Table
  • The custom staining/dye we got was Top: Garnet (with Durashield) and Base: Melange
  • The Melange is pretty much a very very dark brown which is pretty much black.
  • As for the Top: Garnet, it is considered a Aniline Finish.  The three colors they had available for the table top with Aniline Finish were:
  • – Garnet
  • – Malachite (greenish)
  • – Sapphire (blue-greenish)
  • There are a bunch of other options for traditional staining.
  • The wood is maple solids and cluster maple veneers.
  • Dream Design Live – blog where I found another picture of this Omni Century Dining table.

About the two tone buffet piece on the side of the room

About the piece on the side. Tammy calls it “the buffet”, but it doesn’t look big enough for the all you can eat buffets I like to go to, so I’m not sure why it’s called the buffet. It’s made with two tones of stain. Going back 10 yearsago, we had hard wood floors done at our house by Carpet One Modesto, it was light colored maple – which is my favorite wood because I grew up in New York with a large maple tree in front of my house, plus part of the violin is made from maple. But when it came to doing the stairs, we wanted the stair nose to be a different color and we chose a very darkly stained walnut. This two toned contrast 10 years ago seemed rather bizarre as we were told, but it came out beautifully in our opinion.  When it came time to buy our first dressers, we went to local store Slater’s Home Furnishings, and purchased a piece and we ordered the color combination seen in the buffet. Tom and the designers at Slaters at the time thought it was a somewhat strange combo, but the two colors were my favorites (this orange/brown tone for the maple, and a dark cherry stain for the cherry wood). The furniture company (Stickley) also thought it was a strange request and wanted to make sure we knew that it couldn’t be returned and they had a “upcharge” for doing the differential staining. The pieces turned out amazingly well, and a few years later, we saw our same dressers displayed in the Stickly furniture catalog. Granted it might not have been the same dresser. And then a few years after that, they designed this buffet – the wood in the front as I understand it is birch, but it stained exactly the same way as the maple had, and whne we saw it in the catalog, we bought that piece immediately without actually having plans for that piece of furniture. So we’ve had a long history of liking contrasts in a single piece of furniture or in hardwood floors. I think 10 years ago, Tammy and I were just a little bit ahead of the trend back then, and am proud of seeing that many furniture items allow for differential staining of different parts. The Table in the picture has the top and base stained differently. So we continue with our obsession with contrast. No I’m stuck trying to figure out what chairs to get. I was going to get purple colored chairs, but that may just be the next trend!

How is this dining table furniture related to our Plastic Surgery Office?

For the most part this isn’t a dining table for us.  It’s a conference table and a study library table.  So a lot of plastic surgery meetings will take place around this table as will a lot of reading about cosmetic procedures and other medically related continued education.