Dining tables come in all shapes and sizes, made with a wide variety of materials and an equally wide variety of finishes. You can opt for a dining table which suits the decor of the house, is within your budget and most importantly, caters to the requirement. In other words, bigger families will need an 8-seat dining table while smaller families can do with round dining room tables which can seat 4 or 5 at the most. A hint of sophistication and space efficiency can be achieved through oak dining tables with a combination of normal chairs, a couple of arm chairs and a bench. The bench can be used when there are extra members dining on the table and can be easily tucked away when not required to save space.
You can opt for dining tables with a pedestal, with the top supported by a single column. There is variety in terms of the height of the tables. There are low height tables and counter height tables depending upon the seating furniture in the dining space. The best options for hardwood tables include walnut, cherry, beech or oak. These can be constructed with a finish that enhances the overall look of the table. In fact, eco friendly tables are now available for homes, made out of wood from sustainable forests.
Tables with pedestal like legs can allow more space around and are ideal for bigger gatherings. There are extending dining tables as well and their length can be enhanced from 72 inches to 108 inches whenever required. Chenille or leather upholstery can be used for padding on the chairs as well as benches.