Custom Dining Tables for Your Home
While tables at most retail stores will often do the job, they may not be exactly what you need or are looking for. For example, it could be a great fit, but the wrong colour. It meets all of your criteria but cannot be extended when guests come by. It’s beautiful, but too small for the space it will need to fit into. In these circumstances, a custom dining table will better suit your needs.
At Carrocel, we take pride in creating and designing prestigious, original, and unique pieces of furniture for our clients. These items can make a tremendous statement in your home, and also impress your guests and be the envy of your friends. No two pieces are the same, allowing you to enjoy your one of a kind dining table that is incomparable to others on the market.
When it comes time to design your table, there are a few factors to keep in mind to help bring your vision to life:
Shape and Size:
While you can conceivably have a table in any shape you wish, the most common options are square, rectangular, and round. The simplicity of a square or rectangular table makes it easy to set up the table, and also to add chairs as needed to the ends if you have company. A round table is also popular as it doesn’t require any specific orientation in the room and leaves enough space for all who are sitting at it without feeling cramped.
When it comes to sizing, no matter the available space in your room, a custom dining table can be created to fit. A small table may be ideal if you live in an apartment or don’t often have people over to eat. Otherwise, a large table that can fit a family, as well as any additional visitors, is an excellent option.
Our builders utilize a variety of materials which you can select from when designing your table. If you desire the beauty of glass, the warmth of wood, or the strength of metal, we can work with you to create the ideal finished piece. There is also the possibility to combine materials to create something that is truly unique to your tastes.
When your piece has completed the construction phase, next is finish. Here you can decide the level of sheen, whether you wish to have a high-gloss finish or something a little more tame, as well as the colour of the stain which impacts the finished colouring of your table overall.
Frequently Asked Questions
Q1. What shape table is best for a small space?
The shape of the table is important in creating a comfortable and beautiful space. Although there are several shapes to choose from, a round table is ideal for smaller rooms. This shape creates an intimate and cozy setting, making it the perfect fit for a small group of people. In contrast, a large round table in a small space can make guests feel distant from each other, which might discourage conversation and kill the mood.
Q2. Which dining room table shape is best?
The shape of the table has a significant impact on the social factor of your dining room. If you want to encourage conversations around the dining table, a round table is ideal. Square tables are also great for this, although they take up more space. That said, it is better to opt for a rectangular one as it offers more seating areas for a similar number of guests than a square table.
Rectangular or square tables
- They are the most popular table shapes
- They are ideal for other functions in addition to eating, such as playing games, homework, puzzles, etc.
- Typically provide the best fit in most rooms.
- Best for conversations
- Typically seats more people when using a pedestal base
- Ideal for small spaces or square rooms
Q3. How do I choose the right size for my dining table?
According to our design experts here are some tips to help you choose the right size dining table:
- Measure the size of your dining space (length and width)
- Subtract 6 feet from the attained measurement (both the length and width). This will allow for 3 feet of clearance on all sides.
- The result is the maximum size dining table that your space can comfortably accommodate.
- Make sure you take other furniture pieces into account. If you have a bar cart or a buffet against the wall, measure 3 feet away from that the furniture piece.
Q4. What is the best height for dining tables?
The standard height for dining tables is around 28-30 inches or 71-76 cm from the top surface to the ground. Informal dining tables tend to be about 29 inches tall, while formal dining tables tend to be closer to 30 inches. With custom dining tables, you can specify the height that best works for your space.
For more information about the custom dining table options available at Carrocel, reach out to us. If you’d like to view some examples of our work, we invite you to browse our showroom or view our online catalogue.