The purchase of a table is a lifetime investment. Our guide is designed to show you the variety of tables such as work table, dining table, high table, desk, coffee table or bureau and gives you answers to the five most frequently asked questions when buying a table.
How important is your table?
A table is more than a top with four legs. At the table one talks, plays, does handicrafts, eats and works. It may be the central point in a home or outdoors. It serves as a tray or plays a special role as a festive table for special occasions. Therefore it should be considered for what the table is needed before buying and how many people should be placed at it. At the same time, you should be aware of where the table should stand and measure how much space you have available for the table, advises Jochen Bähr, manager of büroforum. He gives the tip: “If you do not know for what the table is used later and your family and circle of friends grows, then I recommend an extendable table, such as the Extend dining table.“
How big should my table be and how much space do I need?
For a dining table you calculate for a table setting 60 cm width and 40 cm depth. If pots, dishes, bowls and decorations in the middle are considered, one takes a width of 80 to 120 cm. In order to calculate the space for the table, you have to add a chair depth of about 30 cm advises Jochen Bähr. A tip: Give the table space, so it can be effective and your guests have freedom of movement.
How do I find the right height for my table?
The standard height for a work table is 74 cm. Some table frames have a regular height of 66 cm, which is usually too low for normal use. The height of people who sit around the table, and the amount and manner of the chairs and use, determine the height of the table. We recommend the tables to be height adjustable for different purposes, such as the table Eiermann 2 by Richard Lampert. It is height-adjustable with additional equipment from 72 cm up to max. 78 cm.
What shape should my table have?
Standard shapes of a table are rectangular, square, oval or round. In addition, it can also be hexagonal or octagonal, elliptical, kidney or boat-shaped. Those who place a high value on communication, will select a round table. Jochen Bähr advises: “However, a round table should not be too large so that the distance to the opposite person still allows communication.“
What material is suitable?
Tables are in use in all rooms in a home and outdoors available in wood, metal, plastic, stone and glass. The table top can be made of a different material than the frame, such as the Noguchi Coffee Table by Vitra or the Elliptical Table ETR by Vitra. Tables made of natural stone or glass are very heavy in general. The table frame is made of metal or wood, plastic and stands on four or three legs, such as the Copenhague Table by Hay, on a column or on ornate frames such as the Newton Sofa Table by Karl Andersson. For outdoor use, Jochen Bähr recommends a UV resistant, recyclable plastic, steel or powder coated metal, such as the collection of Fermob.
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