No coaster required

No need to feel guilty if you forget to use a coaster on one of these Watts Reclaimed Russian Oak Side Tables from Restoration Hardware. Any marks you create will just enhance their character.

The tops are handcrafted from solid oak timbers salvaged from old buildings in Russia. The rough-hewn planks are then planed and sanded, but the wood’s nicks, knots and imperfections are still very apparent – which is what makes them so special. In fact, no two are exactly alike.

The four metal legs and ring base have a muted iron finish, which juxtaposes beautifully with the reclaimed wood. Each table is 22 inches high and 23 inches in diameter.

Originally $750, they’re on sale right now for $449. Bargain! Restoration Hardware, 239 Greenwich Avenue, Greenwich. (203) 552-1040.

Melinda McGarty Webb