Dining Tables

Dining tables for every occasion - extendable, round, corner; we have a...

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Dining Tables

Dining tables for every occasion - extendable, round, corner; we have a style just for you. Looking for a dining table that will complement the interior design of your dining room, whether this is contemporary, traditional or modern trendy? Browse from the collection below and you're sure to find the perfect stylish table design to suit the theme of your dining room. From small two seater dining tables to large yet space efficient extending tables and everything in between.

Good to Know:Rectangular dining tables: If you have a large family or entertain a lot consider a rectangular table because you can create more seating and space with a rectangular table. Try also using a bench on one side that can be stashed away under the table when not in use.

Stylist Tips:

  • Allow at least 91cm between the edge of the table and each wall or other piece of furniture in the room to allow chairs to be pulled out with ease.
  • Ideally leave 122cm between the table and the entrance into the room.
  • Once you’ve worked out how long your table can be - work out how many you can comfortably seat.
  • Allow at least 61cm of elbow room for each guest.
  • Most dining tables now measure 73 to 81cm from the floor to the top of the table.
  • Round dining tables: If space is a bit of an issue, it might be worth thinking about a round table. Round tables are generally thought to be a space saving feature. Usually because they have a central pedestal base. This allows more seating space generally and more leg room and ultimately a more intimate dining experience.

Work out the best size table for your room: Measure your space and apply these chair measurements to work out the size of table you can have:

  • Allow 66cm per person for elbow room on a three- to six-seater and 60cm for six or more.

  • Four people will fit around a 91 - 111cm table

  • Four to six people will fit around a 111- to 137cm table

  • Six to eight people will fit around a 152 - to 177cm table.

Did you Know: The word table came from the Latin word tabula, which means a board, a plank, or a flat piece. Nowadays the dining table is usually next to the kitchen for convenience, but this wasn't always so... in medieval times it was often on an entirely different floor level. Historically the dining room was furnished with a rather large dining table and a number of dining chairs; the most common table shape is generally rectangular with two armed end chairs and an even number of un-armed side chairs along the long sides, it was referred to as a "Trestle Table".

The first dining room tables were long, and portable, to accommodate all those in the castle.....In the Middle Ages, upper class Britons and other European nobility in castles or large manor houses dined in the Great Hall. This was a large multi-function room capable of seating the bulk of the population of the house. The family would sit at the head table on a raised dais, with the rest of the population arranged in order of descending rank away from them. This would’ve been an extremely busy place due to the sheer numbers, the rooms would have had large chimneys and high ceilings and there would have been a free flow of air through the numerous door and window openings.

Why dining tables took on a more masculine look… At the beginning of the 18th Century, it became usual for the ladies of the house to withdraw after dinner to the drawing room and the gentlemen would remain in the dining room having drinking, and as a result the dining room became a more masculine looking environment. In the Victorian times, table legs were considered sexy! Because people were so repressed, the sight of a female ankle was considered scandalous but even the sight of a table leg was frowned upon as unseemly and was therefore covered up and kept out of sight!

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