One of the important furniture in the house is the dining table. This is where the whole family can enjoy the delicious home cooking while gathering and discussing light topics. For that, choosing the right dining table needs to be a concern if you plan to buy it in the near future. Determining the dining table is not too difficult, it’s just that there are some things you should look at. Here are the tips, as quoted from the Style List.
1. Pay attention to the material
If you want a dining table made of wood, choose pure hardwood material (hardwood) such as mahogany, walnut, maple, oak or teak. Do not be composite or composite, for example MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard).
MDF is a material from a mixture of hard and smooth wood that is compressed into board shapes. Although durable, but not as strong and as sturdy as hardwood types. Maybe the price will be a little more expensive, but if what you are looking for is a dining table that lasts for decades, it’s better to choose hardwood. While for those of you who don’t like wooden tables, choose from metal or marble.
2. Measure Room Size
It is very important to measure whether the dining table is suitable for the area of your room, especially if the dining room is small. Don’t let the desk be too big for a small room, or too small for a large room. Rectangular table placed in a narrow space will quickly take up space and make it look cramped. One important thing, you must be able to walk and move between tables and chairs.
3. Determine the shape of the table
There are some rules in determining the shape of the dining table that suits a particular room. For small rooms, choose an oval-shaped table to make available free space and not make the room look too ‘crowded’. Square tables are more suitable for narrow spaces, while rectangles should be placed in a large room. Round tables can actually be placed in any size space, but should not be in a narrow place because it will limit the space for movement.
4. Check the dimensions of the table
Most dining tables have a standard height between 28-30 inches. The height of the most comfortable table can provide sufficient space above the knee and parallel to the elbows when you sit. While the width, be it oval, square, round or rectangular has a standard width of 36 inches and above, depending on the number of people. For example, an oval table 84 inches long, can accommodate up to 10 people.