Tips on buying the right dining table

Chinese New Year is ringing round the corner! Expect great feasting and socialising — all over a trusty dining table where reunion meals take place or an exciting game of BlackJack is exchanged. If shopping for a new dining table is on your CNY checklist, here is a trusty guide on the types of dining tables that would suit your lifestyle needs.

Solid wood is a classic material because it is durable and easy to repair. If you are opting for a wood dining table, look out for hardwood such as mahogany, walnut or oak for better durability instead of composite wood, which include plywood, hardwood solids and MDF (Medium Density Fiberboard). Find out more details and tips on caring for your wood furniture here.

Consider your needs before settling on shape

The two main factors that should determine the shape of your dining room table should be the shape and size of your dining room area and the number of people you usually seat around your dining table. Certain shapes lend themselves better to certain conditions. Assessing both these factors will ensure that you create a flow that makes your space look and function better.