How to Choose a Dining Table in The Kitchen?

On how well we choose a kitchen table, not only does our appetite and mood depend, but also the overall style of the interior. Therefore, the dining table should be very high-quality and beautiful, and also meet a number of necessary requirements.

kitchen table
kitchen table

Secrets on how to choose a kitchen table

So, let’s look at the main points of choosing the right dining table for your home.

1. The total size.

First of all, estimate the approximate dimensions of the future table. The main thing – it must match the dimensions of the room. It is clear that, for example, in a small kitchen a huge dining table from a solid massive countertop will be inappropriate. Therefore, a small table or a stylish table-transformer looks great in small rooms, and in spacious rooms you can put and dimensional furniture.

2. Dining place.

It should also be taken into account that on average, one person has about 60-70 cm at the dinner place. Based on such mathematics, and plan the length of your table. Also think in this respect, whether the table will stand back to the wall, which side (narrow or long), or it will be freely located in the room.

dining place
dining place

3. Location.

If the table does not touch the wall, then the distance from the countertop to the wall, furniture, etc., should be at least 70-80 cm (only on condition that they do not walk on this side). In this case, you can easily move the chair away from the table without any problems. If, on the other hand, movement is planned, then the cut from the edge of the countertop and to the nearest barrier must be at least 1 m.

4. Width of countertop.

Here in different ways, but on average about 80-115 cm, depending on the size of the kitchen or dining room. The wider table will look too cumbersome and not always comfortable, and the overly narrow countertop will simply be difficult to serve.

5. Table transformer

If you often invite friends to talk, and at the same time the dimensions of the room allow, you can use elegant and very comfortable tables – transformers, for example, with a sliding table top with a special tab or table “with wings” on the sides. So you can easily add an additional 2-6 seats.

Table transformer
Table transformer

6. Form.

Square tables are more appropriate to use if you are going to have no more than 4 people in the kitchen, otherwise it would be more logical to use furniture with a rectangular table top. As for round or oval tables – they, of course, look more refined and elegant, create a trustful friendly atmosphere, and also bring their zest to the interior of your kitchen. Round tables are traditionally designed for no more than 8 people, oval can accommodate and more. In addition, such furniture does not have sharp corners: tabletops with streamlined shapes are the safest. This is very convenient for small rooms and for families with young children (there is less risk that the child will hit the corner). It is recommended that the diameter of the round table does not exceed 130-140 cm. By the way, sometimes there are mixed square-round table tops: one side with straight angles, the other with rounded ones.

7. The leg.

It’s pretty simple, there are two traditional options. The table-top on four legs is a classic of the genre, we think everything is clear. Table top with one leg (more often found in round and oval tables) – this is convenient because more people can be planted for such a table than for a table top with 4 supports. Worktops with one support, as it were, save more space.

How to Choose a Dining Table in The Kitchen?
How to Choose a Dining Table in The Kitchen?

8. Material.

Let us dwell on the most popular ones.

  • Tree. Undoubtedly, the ratio of “quality-price” is the best dining tables – from a natural tree array. The worktops made of wood are very durable, beautiful, durable, safe, and easy to care for. The main thing is to make sure when buying that the tree is completely dried and treated with a special coating. At the same time, the tables of oak, beech, walnut and cherry have the highest level of thermal and moisture resistance. Yes, remember that large-sized tables from solid wood are very heavy, besides, there may be problems with their delivery.
  • Wood stoves. Also make tables of veneered wood boards. Particleboard – this is the cheapest option, it quickly spoils and will not last long. Therefore it is better to use at least MDF boards, the more that high-quality veneer of strong plates perfectly protects the table from mechanical impact. But remember that veneer from excessive moisture can eventually crack and go blisters. That’s why you can use laminated tables – they are much better at tolerating moisture, though, in comparison with veneers, afraid of blows – they need to be neat.
  • Glass. Now a rather fashionable option for decorating a kitchen or dining room is glass tables. But here there are some nuances. The advantages of this choice are that they are very light; Create the illusion of free space; Unusual and beautiful. Disadvantages: afraid of blows; Issue a peculiar ringing when serving; They need to be washed and cleaned regularly.
Glass table
Glass table

9. Inside accommodation.

It is believed that the table of natural wood in a separate kitchen looks too defiant and pretentious, so wooden dining tables are best for a dining room or kitchen-dining room. Also for individual dining rooms and veneer tables look good. But for small separate kitchens it is more appropriate to use laminated tables made of MDF, especially if it is rather humid. However, this largely depends on the particular style of the room.

10. Conclusion

Now, with the main points of choosing a dining table, we sorted it out. Now the main thing is to decide for yourself, think: what is the best table for your room and write down your wishes in the notebook. Then you need to do “intelligence” on the Internet in the catalogs of furniture stores. If possible, when acquiring a table, be sure to meet him “live”, sit on chairs of different heights, analyze whether it is convenient for you at the table, nothing prevents? If this is a transformer table – try it yourself to decompose-fold. Look, will not you create a nuisance decorative backer. And then you can safely make an order.

How to Choose a Dining Table in The Kitchen?
How to Choose a Dining Table in The Kitchen?

Furniture Pallet Ideas

There is an easy way to make furniture for  garden with your own hands, you can use wooden pallets, which are usually used in cargo transportation. These pallets are often used in landscape design, of which make different tables, shelves, sofas, deckchairs and much more. Consider a few step-by-step instructions for creating furniture from wooden pallets.

Before proceeding to the construction of any furniture, it is necessary to pre-process the pallets:

  • Clean them of dirt and debris;
  • It is necessary to sand the surface to make it smooth, get rid of all the irregularities, protruding splinters;
  • Treat the surface with an antiseptic and a primer so that the wood lasts long, does not rot and is not exposed to pests;
  • You can cover the wood with colored stain or paint, the color of which will be consistent with the design.

Coffee table from pallets

We describe the step-by-step instructions for creating a coffee table from wooden pallets. You will need:

  • Two wooden pallets;
  • Screwdriver on battery;
  • Four castors for furniture;
  • Sheet of plywood and glass.

A coffee table is one of the simplest types of furniture that can be made from a pallet. For a person who has never done anything like this before, it will be an excellent option to gain practical skills.

The dimensions of the pallets are 120 * 80 * 14.5 cm, two pallets will be 29 cm high. You can use a larger number of pallets to make your table taller, but keep in mind that the height of the wheels will be added to the table level.

All manipulations are extremely simple. Put one pallet on the other, fix them with screws. From below, screw the wheels, this will make your table mobile: you can move it without lifting it.

If you do not want to make a table mobile, you can use wooden bars, or, in general, do not screw anything, but leave everything as is.

Fixing plywood between pallets, you can create an additional storage space for things. Top with tempered glass, so that objects do not fall through the crevices between the boards. Your table is ready. Example see below in the photo:

cofee table
cofee table

Terrace of pallets for a garden plot

For the garden, you can create a full recreation area with a terrace, a sofa and a table. You will need:

  • Pallets – 10 pieces;
  • Pallets without crevices between the boards – 10-15 pieces;
  • Level;
  • Screwdriver rechargeable;
  • Shovel;
  • Saw;
  • Mattresses for outdoor furniture.

Take solid pallets and place them on the part of the site where you plan to place the terrace. Place them as you like. Depending on the size of the pallets, they may need more or less, please note that the dimensions of the sofa will be 200 * 240 centimeters. Mark the boundaries of the terrace (this can be done with a shovel).

Before you remove the pallets, number them, sketch the layout of the arrangement, so that you can not forget it later. On the marked territory, remove all rubbish and turf. Grind the ground using a level, and then tamp.

Photo-example of marking the territory:

Terrace of pallets
Terrace of pallets

We set the pallets back according to the plan. Do not forget that all pallets are pretreated and painted. The terrace is fixed with screws.

Terrace of pallets
Terrace of pallets

The sofa is assembled from euro pallets, as shown in the photo below. The seat consists of three parts (two pallet height). The back is made of four pallets, which are put edge. Everything is fixed with a screwdriver. Extra pieces are sawed off with a saw.

Terrace of pallets
Terrace of pallets

Install the sofa on the terrace, fix it. Before the couch, put a table of pallets, how to do it, we told above.

Buy in the store mattresses for benches that will not only decorate the terrace, but also make the sofa more comfortable and comfortable. If you do not want to buy mattresses, then you can sew pillows made of foam rubber and dense fabric. When it rains, pillows and mattresses are easy to assemble and carry into shelter.

Terrace of pallets
Terrace of pallets

Which furniture can be made for house?

Usually there is not much room in the suburban area to accommodate a whole terrace, but more compact furniture can be made from pallets, as well as flower stands and shelves for the house.

The creation of racks and shelves, perhaps, is even easier than a table. To do this, take one pallet and fasten it to the wall. If this is a pot holder, then the pallet is fixed to the front side of the wall, as shown in the photo below. Then the wall pots with flowers are fastened to the crossbeams.

stand for pots
stand for pots

If you want to make a shelving, for example, for a summer kitchen, then screw the pallet to the wall, the transverse fastenings of the pallet will act as shelves. Get a stylish shelf for kitchen tools:

palette rack
palette rack

Step-by-step instruction for creating an armchair

A small armchair will be a good resting place in the intervals between plantings.

You will need:

  • One wooden pallet;
  • Nails and a hammer;
  • Saw;
  • Wooden boards of small width, you can use boards from the disassembled pallet.

Saw the pallet so that there are four crossbars on one side, and five on the other. The part that is longer will be the seat, and what is shorter – the back. Fasten the backrest vertically between the two end rails of the seat, slightly tilt the backrest so that it is more comfortable to sit afterwards.

armchair palette
armchair palette

From the disassembled pallet make the legs and armrests for the chair. Make sure that all elements are securely fastened and withstand the load. The rest chair is ready. You can make it cushions so that it’s even more comfortable.

armchair palette
armchair palette

Furniture made of wooden pallets has become very popular, it is made not only for streets, but also for premises. More and more cafes use pallets to create a unique interior for their hall, despite the low cost of this material. Having developed a fantasy, you will understand that it is possible to create a lot of interesting things from pallets for your garden or house.