A Guide to Choosing the Right Dining Table Top Size and Dining Table Legs

A dining table is one of the most integral pieces of furniture in your home. Not just a place to eat, it is also the foundation for memorable meals and meaningful gatherings. If you’ve already started browsing the variety of dining tables on the market, you’ll have seen there’s a lot of choices available. That’s why it’s not a piece of furniture that should be purchased on impulse. If you want to choose the right dining table for your home, here’s what you should consider.

First, Choose The Right Tabletop.

I. – How Many Do You Need To Sit At Your Dining Table?

2-4:  many two-seater tables can seat up to four, so this is an ideal option if you’re a little pushed for space.

4-6: Having a table that seats six when you on average only have four is a great option (if you have the space) as you’ll always have room for guests.

6-8:  a six to eight-seater dining table will be a real staple piece in your dining room. It’s sure to be an investment piece.

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II. – What Tabletop Would Be Best?

A glossy or matt table finish will instantly create a clean-lined crisp look. Timber or wood finishes will add both warmth and texture to your dining space. A clear glass dining table top is ideal if you want to create a fresh, open, and modern dining setting. Choose a frosted glass table if you’re after a durable table with a soft, hazy appearance and a hint of color.

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III. Dining Table Spacing:

When measuring your dining table, it’s also a good idea to mark out your room. To do this, cut out some fabric or card and lay it where you’re planning on having your dining table. This is the easiest way to get a feel for how much physical space the table will occupy. Figure that each place at the table needs 22 to 24 inches of table space and that larger-scale chairs will require more

To visualize how a bigger piece of furniture will look, take the time to block out the length and width on the floor. We suggest leaving around 70cm to 90cm between the edge of your table and each wall or between other pieces of furniture in the room. This is so that chairs can be pulled out with ease and leaves enough room for people to pass through.

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Square and rectangular tables are the most common, so you’ll find a greater number of choices there with styles, sizes, and extendable options. But a round or oval table can give you a little more space to move around since it cuts off the corners but still has a good surface area

Second, Choosing The Right Table Legs

The most important consideration when selecting the perfect metal table legs for your project is determining what style of table you would like to create. 

Top Weight

When choosing a table leg style, it is important to consider the amount of weight the legs will need to support. All of our standard heavy-duty table legs are designed to support upwards of 200lbs per leg. If you are planning a table that will require a very heavy top it may be time to upgrade to our heavier duty 3” square tubing or I-Beam style legs. Wineglass Metal Table LegsWineglass Metal Table Legs

Top Material

Wood - Traditional wood top tables can be fastened using wood screws, lag bolts, or threaded inserts. We make our legs with top mounting plates equipped with pre-drilled ¼” or ⅜” holes to be used with size 10 wood screws, lag bolts, or threaded inserts. All of our metal leg styles are well suited for wood tops.

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Concrete, Marble, Quartz - In some cases, stone-style tops can be fastened to the table legs using specialized concrete bolts. In this case, we can drill customized holes to suit the project. Oftentimes, however, drilling into the stone top is not possible and bolt-on cross-supports need to be used to create a solid base between the two legs. Most of our leg styles can be adjusted to accommodate a bolt-on cross support. Contact us for a quote for your project.

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Glass - Glass top tables always require the addition of a bolt-on cross-support to create a single solid unit strong enough to support the weight of your glass. Most of our leg styles can be adjusted to accommodate a bolt-on cross support. Contact us for a quote for your project.


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At Flowyline, we can help you out. We are metal table legs/bases manufacturers and specialize in custom any metal table bases/legs that can absolutely meet your requirement.

Get in touch with us or live chat with us on www.flowyline.com for more information.


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