We finally decided to get rid of our glass topped kitchen table! We want a wooden kitchen table but I never know what to look for. I want something that is durable, nice, and less than $1000. Our dining room table is wooden but if you place something hot on top of it, the wood turns white. It also scratches easily and there is a nick that you can see a different color wood underneath. It seems like this table is wooden with a layer of "fancy looking" wood on top. We are looking for something that is durable and nice looking. We want to be able to place hot things on it without it turning white. If it gets scratched or nicked, i don't want it to show. Any ideas or tips on what to look for?