Parsons

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Our classic Parsons table features a bold natural steel base with subtle weld marks that make each piece unique and showcase the craftsmanship of the Minnesota artisans who build each one by hand. Choose from a variety of top options to make Parsons your own.

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Parsons

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Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk
 
4.7

(based on 170 reviews)

97%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Quality construction (150)
  • Great design (144)
  • Durable finish (87)
  • Good surface area (73)
  • Easy to clean (44)

Cons

  • Pricey / poor value (14)
  • Poor finish (7)

Best Uses

  • Desk (30)
  • Formal dining (26)
  • Desktop computer (23)
  • Work table (21)
  • Homework (20)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Modern/contemporary (94), Eclectic (49), Survivalist / minimalist (41), Mid-century modern (35), Classic/traditional (21)

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5.0

Gorgeous!

By FreshViolet

from Playa del Rey

Style Mid-century modern

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Beautiful
  • Good Surface Area
  • Great design
  • Quality construction

Cons

    Best Uses

      Customer comments about Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk:

      Beautiful table, worth every penny!

      • I live in a:
      • House
      • This product is used in my:
      • Dining area

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      3.0

      Nice furniture, bad service

      By Evening hours

      from Washington

      Style Modern/contemporary

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Surface Area
      • Quality construction

      Cons

      • Classic Not Flexible
      • Poor Delivery Service

      Best Uses

        Customer comments about Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk:

        The piece is shown in the home office section, but there are not many additional items/add ons that make it more useful as a desk. Perhaps a monitor bridge or something.

        Service and delivery comments:

        This is the second time that I have ordered from R&B and will, unfortunately, be my last. The delivery options were far too restrictive. When i bought the piece, on a Sunday, the sales agent said it would be unfair to ask the drivers to work on a Sunday. Therefore, I was told to take time off work and I was offered a Tuesday at 3PM. And 2 days before, i was called and told they would come between 10:30 - 12:30. No negotiation. So clearly, sales is more important than service.

        • I live in a:
        • Apartment/condo
        • This product is used in my:
        • Home office

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        5.0

        Beautiful table

        By Carole

        from Studio City, CA

        Style Modern/contemporary

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Durable finish
        • Great design
        • Quality construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Kitchen table

          Customer comments about Parsons 48x30 Dining Table:

          Works with any decor.

          • I live in a:
          • Townhouse

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          5.0

          happy customer

          By panda

          from Rockville, MD

          Style Mid-century modern, Minimalist

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Good Surface Area
          • Great design
          • Quality construction

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Craft table
            • Dining table
            • Writing desk

            Customer comments about Parsons 48x30 Dining Table:

            After several months of searching, and eating on the couch in the meantime, I finally gave in. I was looking to spend as little as possible for a dining table that matched chairs I already had. I shopped at budget furniture retailers, but realized that if I wanted to save money, it would be better to get a table that would last and that I knew I would enjoy aesthetically for a long time. I knew I wanted a white top, and originally had the MDF in mind. But after much hemming and hawing, I settled on the white quartz composite because of durability, and it just looks a lot better.

            I've now had it for about a month, and am very happy. It's incredibly sturdy, and so easy to clean up. I'm sure I will have it for decades, if not my entire life. I got the 48x30 version since I live in a tiny apt now, but if I ever replaced it with a bigger dining table, I think it could be easily repurposed as a desk.

            • I live in a:
            • Apartment/condo
            • This product is used in my:
            • Dining area

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            5.0

            Functional and attractive

            By golfchic144

            from West Hollywood, CA

            Style Mid-century modern, Modern/contemporary

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable finish
            • Good Surface Area
            • Great design
            • Quality construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Customer comments about Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk:

                I'd thought about this purchase for several weeks before finally committing and I'm very glad i did - no buyer's remorse here. Both functional as an 8-person dining table and very attractive - have received many compliments.

                Service and delivery comments:

                Was in stock and able to be delivered the following weekend. Delivery was early (very glad I didn't have to sit and wait for hours) and was complete in ten minutes.

                • I live in a:
                • Apartment/condo
                • This product is used in my:
                • Dining area

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                5.0

                WOW!

                By mochalisa

                from Burlington, VT

                Style Eclectic, Modern/contemporary, Vintage

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Great design
                • Quality construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Customer comments about Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk:

                    Really wanted to buy local, but could not find "the perfect table" at the right price and in the right timeframe... Fell in love with this table online, but was worried about purchasing such a big item without seeing it... Took the plunge and I am SO happy we did! WE LOVE OUR NEW TABLE! It is a perfect mix of modern and vintage/old. We like that it is repurposed wood (from New England) It has character. Just stunning! Cannot say enough about it... Recommeneded 110%
                    Plus R & B service was amazing (see service comments)
                    THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Ordered the table so that it would get here at beofre a party we were goign to host. Heard taht it would be arriving a day after the party. Panicked, I called R&B and the shipping guy (sorry, I forgot his name...) was a-ma-zing and promised to "fit in the table in the next truck heading East" so we would get in time. What great custumer service! First wow!
                    Table got here on time and in perfect shape. The two delivery guys were polite, prompt and professional. Even took their shoes off while carrying our heavy table, so as not to dirty our floors. Second wow!
                    The truck driver told us how to care for the table and gave us tips on how to keep it in perfect shape. Third wow!
                    We were so impressed with the entire R&B experience. Would recommend this to everyone looking for new furniture!

                    • I live in a:
                    • House
                    • This product is used in my:
                    • Dining area

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                    4.0

                    Love my new desk

                    By MareeS

                    from St Paul, MN

                    Style Eclectic

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Clean Modern Look
                    • Good Surface Area
                    • Just What I Wanted
                    • Quality construction

                    Cons

                    • None

                    Best Uses

                    • Desktop computer
                    • Writing desk

                    Customer comments about Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk:

                    Remodeling my 1930s traditional home to have a little more modern touch and this desk fits in perfectly. Love the contrasts of traditional moldings and trim with the simple desk. Also challenged me to sort through all my clutter and keep it neat and open. Love the overall look and results.

                    Service and delivery comments:

                    Customer service was awesome. I picked up the desk at the dock and when I got it home and unboxed/wrapped there was a small corner crack in the glass top. I called customer service and they not only agreed to replace it but offered to deliver without charge. Awesome customer service. Thank you.

                    • I live in a:
                    • House
                    • This product is used in my:
                    • Home office

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                    1.0

                    Avoid walnut

                    By Jet Set

                    from Los Angeles, CA

                    Style Modern/contemporary

                    Pros

                    • Quality construction

                    Cons

                    • Poor finish

                    Best Uses

                      Customer comments about Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk:

                      I've always loved the look of the walnut top but after having this table for only a few months it was the wrong wood to order. The problem is durabilty. My wife and I have managed to create many nicks and dents quite easily. Other than normal plates and cutlery, I'm not sure what could have caused them. Think twice before you order the walnut top.

                      • I live in a:
                      • Townhouse
                      • This product is used in my:
                      • Dining area

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                      5.0

                      Perfect for a small breakfast nook....

                      By Brenda

                      from Gig Harbor Washington

                      Style Modern/contemporary

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable finish
                      • Good Surface Area
                      • Great design
                      • Quality construction

                      Cons

                      • None

                      Best Uses

                      • Small Eating Table

                      Customer comments about Parsons 48x30 Dining Table:

                      Great clean, contemporary lines....love the quality.

                      • I live in a:
                      • House
                      • This product is used in my:
                      • Breakfast nook

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                      1.0

                      Still waiting...

                      By First time R&B customer

                      from Washington DC

                      Style Modern/contemporary

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                        • Poor finish
                        • Poor quality

                        Best Uses

                          Customer comments about Parsons 48x30 Dining Table:

                          I initially ordered the reclaimed chestnut parsons table. The table that was delivered had a crack going half way down the middle of the table top and one of the sides was splintered. The delivery people said the reclaimed chestnut tops tended to have defects -- due to the fact that they are made of reclaimed chestnut--and suggested I try a cherry top. A cherry top was delivered this week and it had multiple scratch marks all across across the top as if a rake had been scraped over the surface. I sent that table top back as well.

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                          • Parsons 48x30 Dining Table

                            Q:

                            Is the white mdf top durable or are placemats and coasters needed? This table will be used daily.
                            Asked on 4/11/2014 by Table needed asap

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              Although powder-coating finish on our MDF Table Tops is a durable, seamless surface it is not impervious to stains and damage from moisture and heat. Take the same precautions you would with any wood furniture.
                              • Protect your furniture from moisture and heat by using coasters and trivets.
                              • Always wipe up moisture promptly and dry with a soft cloth.
                              • Avoid dragging sharp or rough objects across the surface of your wood furniture. Using adhesive felt pads, trivets, coasters and placemats will help prevent scratches.
                              • Dust with a soft, dry, untreated cloth.
                              • Avoid direct contact with rubber bumpers and candle wax as it may react with the wood's finish and leave a stain.

                              Answered on 4/11/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk

                            Q:

                            I purchased this table with a glass top several years ago. I'd like to replace the glass with a sold wood top. Can I purchase just a top?
                            Asked on 4/9/2014 by 60s Rancher from Reston, VA

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              Hello,
                              You may certainly purchase the top only for your Parsons base by calling one of our Design Assocaiates at 800.301.9720. We will be more than happy to go over pricing, lead time and assist with placing your order.

                              Answered on 4/9/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Q:

                            I already have a tempered glass top in the exact correct dimensions…can I purchase just a base?
                            Asked on 4/6/2014 by SFO11 from Washington DC

                            1 answer

                          • Parsons 40sq Dining Table

                            Q:

                            Is the solid walnut real hardwood walnut? Or is just veneer? Or laminate?
                            Asked on 3/23/2014 by MZ

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              The solid walnut is solid American Black Walnut.

                              Answered on 3/24/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Parsons 36sq Dining Table

                            Q:

                            Is it possible to get a white MDF top for this square table?
                            Asked on 3/18/2014 by N from United States

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              Our MDF tops are not available to order in any of the stocked square dimensions.

                              Answered on 3/19/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Parsons 78x42 Dining Table/Desk

                            Q:

                            I am looking at the parsons table either 72 or 78 in long. What is the most durable top option for everyday use for a family with two small kids?
                            Asked on 3/6/2014 by Laura from St. Joseph Mi

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              The most durable tops for our Parsons collection would be the Granite and Quartz options as they are inherently scratch and stain resistant. Glass is also an option to consider since its so easy to clean. Glass can show minor scratches over time if placemats and coasters aren't used but since it comes in at a lower price point, it might make sense for the busy years with small children.

                              Answered on 3/7/2014 by Design Associate
                          • Q:

                            I'm looking to buy a table that is 80x40. My front door is only 35 inches wide and leads into an entryway that is 54 inches wide. Does this table come in one piece or disassembled and if it is one piece, can it fit through the door and entryway if angled in?
                            Asked on 2/18/2014 by JBear

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            I already own a Parsons table with a Walnut top, I am currently re-decorating and re-designing my home and was wondering if it is possible to switch the top or do I need to buy an entire new table.
                            Asked on 2/16/2014 by RandB Fan

                            1 answer

                          • Parsons 78x42 Dining Table/Desk

                            Q:

                            How thick is the clear glass top?
                            Asked on 1/24/2014 by Erin from Carbondale, PA

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              All of the glass tops, including clear, measure ½ inch thick. If you have additional questions, please contact our Design Associates at 800-301-9720.

                              Answered on 1/24/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Q:

                            Want to order Parsons table. Love the look of butcher block and walnut, but afraid does not fit my life if I want to maintain the look. Two tweens in household. live in 3rd floor walk up. Only one dining space in apt. In last 24hrs have used table to host study session, complete water color painting homework, host every meal, and used it to as main surface for decorating sugar cookies. If this is our lifestyle, what surface do you suggest? Worried anything stone is just going to be too heavy.
                            Asked on 1/13/2014 by table shopper

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              For a table that can withstand a lot of living and its inevitable clean up, the best table top surface is our quartz composite. It is not too heavy (either literally or visually) and will meet your needs while remaining beautiful.

                              Answered on 1/14/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Q:

                            Several reviews have mentioned that the nitocellulose lacquer finish on wood tops doesn't stand up to daily use, especially with kids. If I ordered a custom sized table would it be possible to specify a polyurethane finish?
                            Asked on 1/13/2014 by W from Atlanta

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              We do not currently offer a custom finish for our wood table tops.

                              Answered on 1/14/2014 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Q:

                            Hi there,

                            Is the marble top for the 72 x 36 Parsons Dining Table one solid piece?
                            Asked on 12/26/2013 by Elizabeth from Chicago, IL

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              Marble and stone tops that are 72 x 36 or smaller are one piece.

                              Answered on 12/27/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Q:

                            How thick is the steel that used for the 2" Parsons products? Looking for the gauge of the steel itself. Thanks.
                            Asked on 12/19/2013 by Brent from United States

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              The gauge of the natural steel Parsons base measures 14mm.

                              Answered on 12/20/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk

                            Q:

                            I am interested in purchasing the Parsons 72x36 Dining Table with a Quartz top. Is the Quartz top one piece? I do not want a seam. Thanks
                            Asked on 12/5/2013 by Mom of 3

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              The quartz for this size is just one piece.

                              Answered on 12/5/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Parsons 72x36 Dining Table/Desk

                            Q:

                            Are there base options other than the black steel? If so, how do I indicate this in an online order. Thank you.
                            Asked on 11/26/2013 by Amy from United States

                            1 answer

                          • Q:

                            on the parsons table I see marble is a choice. I was told that marble does not hold up as well for a kitchen table (as opposed to granite or quartz). What are thoughts for this table?

                            Thanks,
                            Joe
                            Asked on 11/7/2013 by Joe from NY

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              Marble is porous and can stain if spills are not immediately cleaned up. Granite and quartz are much more stain resistant. If you have additional questions, feel free to contact our Design Associates at 800-301-9720.

                              Answered on 11/8/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Parsons 80x40 Dining Table/Desk

                            Q:

                            Do you think I could fit 8-10 people around the 80x40 Parsons dining table? I hope to find narrow dining chairs. Also, is there an expandable Parsons table available as I'd prefer to go beyond 80" for holidays only. Thanks!
                            Asked on 11/3/2013 by Ginny from Herndon, VA

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              The 80x40 Parsons can easily seat 8. Depending on the chair width, perhaps it can seat 10. The space between the legs on the long side is 76w. We do not have a Parsons extension table in our collection.

                              Answered on 11/4/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Q:

                            While the table is made in Minnesota, where is the wood from? I'm interested in the reclaimed chestnut.
                            Asked on 10/31/2013 by Sally from Seattle, WA

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              The Reclaimed Chestnut tops are made in Vermont for Room and Board by Lyndon Woodworking.

                              Answered on 11/1/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Q:

                            Is hard or soft maple used?
                            Asked on 10/25/2013 by sam from nashville, tn

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              Both hard maple and soft maple are hardwoods. The natural maple tops are made with hard maple and the maple with charcoal stain and maple with shell stain are made with soft maple. If you have other questions, feel free to contact our Design Associates at 800-301-9720.

                              Answered on 10/28/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
                          • Q:

                            About how heavy is the Parsons Dining Table?
                            Asked on 10/22/2013 by Ricardo from Long Island, NY

                            1 answer

                            • DESIGN ASSOCIATE

                              A:

                              The weight of the 60x36 Parsons dining table will vary greatly depending on the top material (glass, wood, stone, etc.), but the total is approximately 100-150lbs.

                              Answered on 10/22/2013 by Design Associate from Room & Board
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