Posted by Joe Dueck on 8/9/2011
If the kitchen is the heart of a home than the dining
room celebrates hearty welcome to those you love. A beautiful solid wood dining room table
and comfy chairs can upgrade your room up to a new level of style and create
that relaxing and cozy dining atmosphere for those who visit and reside in your
Having been a craftsman for 12 years, I certainly give
my preference to real solid wood furniture against MDF or veneers, especially
when it concerns such heavy used items as dining tables and chairs. A solid
wood dining table will serve you through the bumps and knocks of a busy family life
and can easily become your family heirloom years later.
So, the table should be durable, thus, in my opinion,
solid wood and well-built. But it also should fit your space and home decor
style. Selecting an ideal table can be easy if you know a few secrets.
the size of your dining room. A good rule of thumb is to
allow 36Ē or more between the edge of the table and the nearest wall for easier
circulation around the table. Itís always good to have enough space for chairs to
pull out and people to walk behind them without having to squeeze between
shape of your dining area matters. Square and round tables make
dining more intimate. They sit people snugly and are space-savers in a small
When it comes to planning a larger gathering,
rectangular and oval tables are an ideal solution. The tables with such top
shapes sit small and big numbers equally comfortably. They are great for casual
dining but look formal enough to entertain more official guests.
the right finish colour. For example, all the tables at KVADRO
are customizable. It means that you can select the table color that will suit
your dining room ideally. Keep your floor color in mind when choosing the
finish. Itís not necessary to match the floor to the table but itís nice to
make them complement each other.
into consideration your sitting habits. Allow 26Ē width per
person for the best service and comfort. If you like to stretch your legs out
when sitting than you surely need a table that has an open leg structure.
many people you plan to sit? If you plan to have a big
group of guests and family over for dinner you might want to consider adding a
few leaves to your table. Leaves can be stored inside of your table or in a
cabinet. Itís always better to store leaves close to your table, in the same
environment, due to the changing nature of the wood.
Visit KVADRO Traditional
Furniture Store at Bayerís Lake for more tips. Weíll be happy to assist you to
choose your unique solid wood dining table.