By Calandra Fotini. Dining Room. Wednesday, October 18th 2017, 11:19:37 AM.
Consider Shape. You have several shapes from which to choose. The two most common shapes are rectangular and circular. Some people prefer a circle shape believing that this shape facilitates better conversation. It's easier to fit more people around the table with a rectangular shape. If you add leaves to a circular table it will become an oval. An octagonal table is another option.
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.
Style Features. Styles vary depending on the manufacturer. For example you might choose a trestle table when creating a country look in your home. These dining room sets are often constructed out of reclaimed wood to give them a rustic and primitive appearance. Benches may line this type of furniture for informal seating. More traditional options include wood with a rich and glossy finish and ornate carvings on the legs. For dining room sets with modern appeal consider metals and glass for both legs and tops.