The place where everybody in the house gathers for good food and conversation is the dining area. Everyone convenes and enjoys pleasantries exchanged over food and beverage. The function of the room is of course obviously in line with the functions of the furniture in it. As the dining room is used for eating its flagship furniture that garners the most attention and usage is the dining room table. Other dining room furniture work in coordination with the dining room table and together they create the functionality and good atmosphere of the dining room.
Re-Purposed. If you are a skilled craftsman or you simply have a lot of time on your hands you can try to create your own table out of older materials. Some common materials used are flooring planks particularly in rarer woods such as redwood old wooden doors and even wood salvaged from wrecked ships. If done properly these materials can make for truly unique dining room sets that not only look fantastic but also offer a story that you can tell to any guests sitting at them.
Modern. While wood may be the most common material for tables and chairs there are other options for the non-traditionalist. A metal table can lend a modern and minimalist style to any setting especially when coupled with a more casual seating arrangement such as benches and stools. If you prefer a modern look but without the metal a glass tabletop can be found to fit any sized area. To complete the look clear plastic chairs are available in a number of styles. Along with the sleek style glass and plastic also make cleaning up a breeze.