I am contemplating purchasing a pine table for a second home. I have never had any kind of pine table, but this home is more casual and I like the informal, cottagey feel of pine. Should I be seriously concerned since pine is a soft wood. We always use placemats and trivets at home. How soft is pine and how easy is it to dent or leave an impression?
I like the distresed look and this table is slightly distressed with antiqued-distressed legs, so maybe a few dings will only increase the distressed look??