Dining Tables - Which Size Should I Choose? - Beachwood Designs

Dining Tables - Which Size Should I Choose?

Dining tables are witness to countless memories - from sharing dinners with family to having friends over for the holidays and dinner parties.  That's why selecting the right table that fits your stye and needs is key to making these moments a comfortable experience for everyone.

To help you find the perfect dining table for your home, we have created this quick guide below. Where we explore style, size vs seating and the different base options available.


Table Styles

Round tables encourage closer interaction and work well in smaller rooms to make them look more generous in size.  In general, round tables with one pedestal base running down the centre accomodate more seats than other designs because there are no legs obstructing seating space.

Suggested Seating

 Round Dining Table - Size vs Seating

Round Weathered American Oak Dining Table


Table Styles

Rectangular tables suit most spaces, but work particularly well in long or narrow dining rooms.  Ideal for families or entertaining, we also suggest considering extension tables for additional seating - extensions generally add space four additional seats.  For the best use of space, we recommend using chairs along the sides and armchairs at the ends.

Suggested Seating

Rectangular Dining Table - Size vs Seating Rectangular Custom Made Dining Table


Table Styles

Square shaped rooms look best with square dining tables.  The design allows for closer and more direct interaction - creating a more intimate feel and encouraging conversation.  Also suitable for large open spaces that are used as both dining and living rooms, square tables can help divide the areas without looking too busy.



Suggested Seating

Square Dining Table - Size vs Seating

Square Dining Table - Locally Made with Reclaimed Timber

Whether you're looking for a round design or a rectangular table with cross legs or a pedestal base - we specialise in making solid timber tables in a range of different styles and sizes.  Find something you love by visiting our Dining Table collection or get in touch via email: us@beachwood.com.au for a quote on a custom piece made just for you.

Explore some of our custom made designs here.