Published by: Diaz Firtha
Published at: Wednesday, January 17 2018 10:46:23
Category: Table. More >>
A functional table does just that: adds function to the room. It is in easy reach of the main pieces of furniture, will usually support a lamp, and should have enough space for performing whatever activities take place in that space: holding the remotes, drinks, books, food, accessories, etc. It is difficult to accomplish this with a table of less than 24 inch.
Proportion: An end table should neither overwhelm the furniture it sits with, nor be swallowed by it. Is it to be grouped with a main piece of furniture (see functional table above), or is it more for show (see accent table)? Alongside a sofa, the depth of the table should be relative to the depth of the arm. Most sofas are at least 34 inch deep, with many topping 40 inch. A reasonable end table for this purpose will be around 20x27 inch rectangular, or 28 inch round. A big, beefy club chair will need a big, beefy table, and your petite antique wing chairs will need something much smaller, with more delicate lines.
It generally pays to get the best quality furniture that you are able to. In this case, solid oak is the most durable option. Compared to materials with shorter life spans, such as pine or glass, making sure to buy oak will guarantee you a table that lasts as long as your home. Whether you choose to purchase a fixed table or an extendible table depends on your entertaining needs. Keeping size, shape, style and budget in mind, you can choose an oak dining room table that will be the highlight of your dining room and serve your family for decades to come.