1. Casual dining tables are typically smaller (most accommodate four people) and are best-suited to homes with limited space and schedules with frequent impromptu gatherings. Our casual section includes versatile shape-shifters that can moonlight as pub, poker, or coffee tables.
2. Counter-height dining is one of the fastest-growing home furnishing trends of the past several years. These pub-inspired models are taller than their standard counterparts, typically about 36 in. tall. Add on a set or two of appropriately sized stools, and you've got a highly versatile entertaining room.
3. Formal tables are usually traditional and seat six, eight, or even ten or 12 diners. We carry many glass and marble-topped designs, but wood remains the classic choice. Walnut, oak, maple, and mahogany are a few of the hardwoods available.
4. Whether you have an open floor plan or just a spacious kitchen, a kitchen table can be a charming and versatile spot for sipping coffee or serving bistro-worthy meals. Our eclectic collection includes everything from vintage-inspired dinette and cafe classics with laminate tops to Amish constructions with wooden drop-leaf panels.
5. If you thought your only option would be a wood rectangle with fluted legs, we urge you to explore our extensive selection of creative alternatives. Browse models constructed of old world-iron and glass circles, or whimsical squares, all ideal for intimate country-style rooms.
6. Our contemporary line exhibits cleaner lines and a relaxed aesthetic. Dark wood finishes are common, but you'll find many options with glass, metal, and marble. Expect transitional designs that unite a more modern silhouette with the warmth and ornateness of traditional decor.
7. Country aesthetics often look most at home in the dining room, where their ease and lack of pretension create the ideal ambiance for entertaining guests. Set one of our folksy wooden pieces next to a distressed sideboard and some eclectic artifacts, and let your idiosyncratic sensibilities shine through.
8. Sometimes room size dictates as much as the color or decor. If you know the shape you need but aren't sure about the style, browse by rectangular, round, oval, triangular, and square, using the search menu on the left.
9. Not sure about the size? The experts recommend leaving at least 24-30 in. of space between each dining room chair. You also have the option of narrowing down your search by seating number, from 2 people to 4, 6, 8, or more.
10. If you have frequent dinner parties or kids that come back for weeks at a time from school, drop leaf panels offer an easy way to create additional space when elbow room becomes tight. You can use our search menu on the left to browse for options such as a butterfly leaf, drop leaf, or extension leaf.