I just moved into a new apartment, and I have no dinner table. We are eating like savages on the couch with plates perched on our laps. So I've been scouring the internet for just the right piece, and right now I'm crushing on this Emerson Dining Table from West Elm<.
Made out of reclaimed pine with its joints exposed, it's like one of those big community tables you see at coffee shops. And that's part of the reason why I like it — you can pack in all your friends for a rousing potluck dinner. If, perhaps, you don't have many friends, you can buy the smaller, 185cm model for $US1000. Otherwise, there's an 221cm model for $US1200. In the event you don't want to own up to buying it at West Elm, its vintage looks give you room to lie and say you got it at the markets. [West Elm]