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4 Dining Table Styles To Make You The Envy Of All Your Friends

With the dining table getting more use this year than any other as more people stay home, it’s swiftly become a vital piece of furniture for any house. With so many styles to choose from, deciding which one to get can be a minefield, especially if you are planning on custom building your dining table from scratch.

Here we look at four trending dining table styles to make you the envy of all your friends and family.

Bench Seating

Bringing a mix of old school dining hall and church pew, many dining tables now incorporate a bench style seating in their furniture design. This can either be just one side of the table or both and is perfect for when you have less space but need more seating, as more people fit round the table when a bench is involved. The most popular material for bench-style seating round a dining table is wood, with many using reclaimed or recycled wood in their custom designs.

Pedestal Dining

A pedestal dining table is when a circular or oval tabletop is built on top of a single leg support, similar to café style tables. Available in many materials from heavy-duty plastic to metal, the pedestal dining table lets the table become a feature in its own right, regardless of the chairs used. It’s a smart, symmetrical style and best suited to those looking for something modern for their home.

Trestle Table

A trestle table consists of a rectangular tabletop with crossed legs at either end of the table supporting it. Built originally to be easily portable and flexible, the trestle style is now a standard request for custom built dining tables – providing both a trendy and a classic vibe. This style is best suited to wooden tables, although it can also be made using metal legs.

Rustic Farmhouse

A rustic farmhouse table is always made of heavy-duty wood such as oak or pine. To achieve a rustic look the wood should be well grained and either with slightly rough edges or distress painted in a ‘shabby chic’ style. Rustic farmhouse tables are usually large and seats 8-12 guests and combine well with benches or odd chairs.


Whether you’re planning on buying an already-made dining table from a store or custom building your own tailor-made furniture, the most important thing to remember is the functionality. While having the perfect style is of course key, having a table that does not suit your lifestyle or requirements will mean you don’t get to make the most out of your new furniture. Start by figuring out what you will use it for and how many people you need it to accommodate and go from there.

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