Wood dining tables are so practical and popular that they have been made continuously from past many centuries. There are many different types of wooden dining tables to choose from, depending on what size is required. These dining tables are usually crafted with elegant and rich traditional design including elaborate decorations and carvings, the possibilities for invention are endless.
Wood Used in Dining TablesDining tables need to be strong, sturdy and preferable heat resistant. Various types of hardwood are used in the making of durable dining tables such as teak, cherry, mahogany, oak, pine, acacia and many more.
Shapes of the Dining TablesThe shape of the dining table depends on the table top. Dining tables are available in four major geometrical shapes: square, rectangle, oval and round. However the interior decorators are experimenting with other shapes as well but the traditional shapes remain popular.
Wood Dining Table Pedastal DesignsThe beauty of the table lies on its pedastal or the legs on which it stands. The traditional style display elaborate designs on the legs and usually the table stands on four legs. However you will also find dining tables on a single pedastal or double pedestal. Such pedastals are artistcally curved wooden structures on which the table top rests. Such elaborately curved table pedastals look very royal. The modern wooden dining tables have sleek patterns and lines. They look very elegant and stand on simple but finely finished wooded legs.
Wooden Dining Table TopsA complete wooden table has a wood top which can be plain or with intricate carving details or inlay work in brass. The solid wood top looks great with various finishes. The table can be polished in various colors that can complement with the entire look of the room. The dark wood dining table looks great in modern homes. Nowadays, table tops of other materials like stone (marble, granite), glass, and plywood are also used. There can also be laminated table tops which are highly heat resistant. Veneer wood top is also highly desirable for regular use. The wooden dining table with glass top is very popular.
- Fixed Table Top
- Leaf/Drop Leaf
- Lift top
- Folding etc.