How to choose the right dining table

Posted by Samthdseo1 on December 22nd, 2020

The dining table is one of the most important furniture choices you will make for your home. It is the place where family and friends gather to share a meal, be it a dinner during the week or to celebrate a special occasion.

Children may use the dining room table for homework, and you can even use it as a makeshift office if you work from home.

How much space will the table occupy?

Ideally, there should be at least three feet of space around all sides of the dining table set. Start by measuring the width and length of the space you have for your dining table, and then subtract the amount of space you want around the edge. This will give you the ideal size of the dining table.

Then see how much space each person needs to sit at the table. If possible, at least 22 inches of table space, to which more length should be added for larger dining room chairs with armrests.

You will also need to analyze the size of the table visually.

The shape of the table

The shape of the table is often determined by the shape and size of the room, whether it's for a dining room or an open kitchen.

If you choose a rectangular small dining table, be sure to consider the width of the table. If you like entertaining, make sure there is enough space to serve the dishes.

The material the table is made of

The type of material you choose for your dining table depends on your budget, needs, and the style you want.

These are some of the most popular materials for dining tables:


Wood is the traditional material for dining tables simply because it looks good, it's strong, and it's also easy to repair.

Wood expands and contracts at different temperatures and can show general wear and tear over time, but when using a "shabby chic" style, this is an advantage.


Stone is heavy and sturdy, but some stones can break or chip, so be sure to gather information on the different types before purchasing.


Glass top tables can create a feeling of light and open space, making the room instantly appear larger.

The table structure

Dining table joints are another factor to consider before purchasing. Joints are the points where the base and the top meet. The stronger a joint, the longer the table will last.

Start by looking under the table - generally, the simpler the joints, the better. If the various wooden components are joined directly, the table will be very strong, but the fact that there are many joints can weaken it.

Table legs

Another element of the dining table that you should consider is the legs. People often forget that legs and stands can be a determining factor in how many people will be able to sit around the table.

When you see a dining room table, sit down and make sure you can cross your legs. Keep your taller family members or guests in mind, and make sure there is enough room for l

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