Kitchen tables can be found in many different varieties of styles. The need for a table in the kitchen exists in almost every home. You can find great kitchen tables by searching on the internet. There are many different wonderful websites that will offer a huge selection with different price ranges. You should be able to find the right table for your kitchen that will fit your style, needs, and budget.

The kitchen can be the heart and soul of your home; it is where we normally will start our days. The coffee pot will be brewing, the pancakes sizzling, and it surrounded by kids waiting for breakfast, dad reading the newspaper, and mom waiting for the coffee to finish brewing.

Kitchen tables have been the place where hearts to hearts have been had by best friends, secrets told and gossip started. The table is casual and comfortable and makes conversation flow as easily as the coffee in our cups. The afternoon can bring book bags and homework from kids arriving home from school. The mail will often get dropped on them for later review.

Deciding which table is right for your kitchen, can take some thought. You want to make sure that the table you choose is the right fit for the room. You can find round tables, oval tables, square, and rectangle tables. Kitchen tables also come in the corner variety, with bench seats and have a more country feel to them. You can choose from many different styles, contemporary, traditional, retro, modern, classic, or even country. The tables come in many different materials; you can find wood tables, metal tables, and glass or stone tables.

You should only look at the kitchen tables that will compliment your room and your entire homes décor. It will be the focal point of the kitchen, you want it to blend nicely with the other furniture in the room, fit well where you place it and also fill the need of you and your family.

When looking for kitchen tables, try picturing what it would look like in your room, then picture who will be sitting around it. You want to ensure it is large enough, but also that it is comfortable and matches your décor. If you plan on having dinner at your kitchen table and not at a formal dining room table, you should make sure it will accommodate seating for everyone in your family. What if you have guests over? Will the table provide a leaf or extension to allow for more seating around it?

Kitchen tables are not an expensive addition to your home; the pricing will fit any budget. You can find the table that is right for you and begin spending many years of gossip, secrets, family meals, board games, and poker nights around it.

Start searching the internet and find the kitchen tables that are offered in so many different styles and designs. The right one is out there waiting for you; it is time to bring it home.

Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of many niche online stores providing consumers with products and information relating to furnishing and decorating indoor and outdoor living spaces. No matter what you what to do, whether it is refreshing the look of your living room or building on outdoor spot ideal for taking in the weather, there is plenty of helpful advice to help make that happen. Today, she shares her insight when investing in lavish kitchen furniture and sturdy dining tables. Each would be a great purchase.

Kitchen Tables FAQ:

Question: I have a circle kitchen table and 5 chair set in great condition. How do I know if its an antique?
I found one similar to it on the internet. It said it was purchased from Good’s in the 1970’s. It is a really heavy and solid wood as are the chairs. They have held their construction all these years.

Answer: There is no clear definition of what an antique is. Generally speaking antique furniture is at least 50 years old and has some added value due to it’s rarity. I doubt most people would consider a table from the 70’s as antique, but if you want to call it antique you can.

Question: How to build a kitchen table?

Answer: The 1st step is to define what kind of table you want to build.
Standard 4 post legs or is it a single pillar? Wood, metal, or composite? Size? Number and types of chairs?

You might find something close in a 2nd hand store. Even if you tear it apart for the materials, it may be more cost and time effective than starting from scratch. In the end you still get what you want and you have built it yourself.

There are some free or low cost plans available through the net. You may want to set your search engine to images and scan until you see something you like.

Question: How can I get a light scratch out of my formica kitchen table?

Answer: Try rubbing compound. You will find it where car wax is sold. There are different grades of abrasiveness but it is easy to use and wont cause further damage.

Question: Does anyone know where I could find a nice, inexpensive kitchen table with matching chairs?
I would like a wooden table and chairs (either 4 or 6 chairs), and I don’t mind second hand just as long as it looks nice. Any ideas? The cheapest for the best is what I’m trying to accomplish.

Answer: Depending on what area you are in there is a website called freecycle that people post what they have to offer. I have used it lots of times and besides you can’t beat the price FREE.

Question: What is the point of a pub style kitchen table?
I just received a small table from the brick…I ordered it on-line. It’s so tall, my feet don’t even touch the ground when I’m sitting on the chair. It says pub set…what is this? Why are they so tall…is that the new style or made for giants? I never noticed on the picture it was like this.

Answer: Pub style meaning pub like in a bar. They come from the coffee houses, bars and restaurants that have them, then started popping up in the late nineties for the home. We have one that is an outdoor set that I love. You just have to have in mind bar stool size chairs before ordering.

Question: I’ve spray painted my fiberglass kitchen table. Its now dry, but with a powdery finish. How can I fix it?
Its a multi purpose enamel which is apparently supposed to be “tough, durable and long lasting” Do I need a specific type of spray paint for fiberglass?

Answer: Sounds like you’ve sprayed from too great a distance. Basically you’ve covered it with what I’d class as overspray. Flatten it back with #800 or #1000 grade wet and dry paper and lots of water and respray from a closer distance ie 6-8″.

Question: Where can I find a rustic kitchen table to seat 10?
I am after a table that would seat 10 people comfortably with chairs to match. I live in the country with little kids so it can’t be too precious.

Answer: Sounds like a custom job. Building a table yourself isn’t all that difficult, but the chairs would be a challenge. You could go to a home center or discount furniture store and get matching chairs. Or, for an eclectic look, go to yard or estate sales and pick one or two up till you get to ten. They’ll all be different and no fussing over who’s chair belongs to whom.

Question: Does anyone know of a good cherry wood cleaner for a kitchen table that gets a lot of day to day use?

Answer: Murphy’s Oil Soap. I use this on all my furniture and wood floors.

In times gone by, kitchen tables were massive, square or rectangular, and made of wood. In a word, there was not much choice. But nowadays, modern kitchen tables can introduce a wide scope of individuality into your kitchen. Everything from the way they are designed, to the materials that they used and the shape that they are made in, can be twisted and turned around so that you can have a resolutely modern approach in that key room in your house, which is the kitchen.

Kitchen tables can be made out of stainless steel, or have composite or glass-topped services to them. These surfaces can be chosen to blend in with the rest of your kitchen design. For example, if you have chosen stainless steel work surfaces and kitchen sinks, then a stainless steel table may be appropriate. On the other hand, you may want to break up the stainless steel aspect with a kitchen table that has a granite top for example.

Modern kitchen tables no longer have to be square. They can be round or oval. This is particularly well suited when you use your kitchen for informal gatherings. With a round table, you’ll always have space for just one more person to join the group. In addition, with small children who may be playing in the kitchen while you work, or who pass through to get from one area to another, round tables have no sharp edges for them to hurt themselves.

If you are limited on space in your kitchen, then there is more than just one option open to you concerning modern kitchen tables. The first personality is to have a kitchen table that folds away. This can be a small surface that slides out of kitchen cabinets where two or three people can sit for breakfast, a snack or just to get a coffee. It can also be a table joined to a wall with a long hinge that you can fold away against the wall when you do not need it, then bring back out again and unfold its legs to make it into a horizontal support when you do.

Who says you still need a classical kitchen table? The modern kitchen table has also evolved into the kitchen island. This item of kitchen furniture includes much of the functionality of a kitchen table with an upper work surface for food preparation, writing and enjoying eating with others. Typically placed in a central location in the kitchen, it may also be provided with integral power points, and possibly even a sink with water and drainage outlets. As a “modern kitchen table”, the kitchen island may for this reason also be fixed solidly to the kitchen floor.

Whatever your requirements in terms of modern kitchen tables, remember to apply the basic rules of choice that concern what you need to do with it and how it needs to look. With these fundamental criteria in mind, you are sure to find the solution is right for you.

Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of a wide variety of online specialty shops that offer both items and information on how you can easily furnish and decorate your space. Whether it’s your living, bedroom, or even your deck or patio, there are many tips you can use to make those spots both functional and beautiful. Today, she offers advice on how to create a fabulous indoor area by using beautiful kitchen furniture and dependable dining tables. Each would be a wonderful addition to your home.

Kitchen Tables FAQ:

Question: Do they still make formica top kitchen tables?

Answer: They do -mostly vintage style ones -you can easily refinish your formica top by applying new sheet formica to the existing table top.

Question: Where is a good place to look online for kitchen tables?
I want to buy a full length wooden kitchen table. Rectangular, and that sits 8 people. I want to find out average prices.

Answer: I like Ikea.

Question: How do I remove the surface of my kitchen table? I want to paint it an ivy green. Is using paint ok-what kind?

Answer: If your table is a true wood, then sand the finish until it is dull (no shine or sheen remains) apply a good quality primer and several coats of paint. Sand lightly between paint coats to ensure a smooth finish. I prefer oil base, or alkyd enamels for this type of project.

Question: How do you take out nail polish remover off of a kitchen table?
I stained my kitchen table with nail polish remover and I have no clue how to get it out.

Answer: If it left a white ring, then try lemon juice.

Question: Deep scratches on a kitchen table?
I have sanded off the kitchen table where it is bare wood but I also made some deep scratches on one of the corners. I have tried sanding it down, or covering it up with a darker stain, but it don’t work. Can someone tell me a home remedy or tell me of something that I can buy to get the scratches off?

Answer: This sometimes works on deep gouges, and it might be worth a try: Take a clean towel, that you have dampened with water (I know it sounds bad), and then let that sit on the scrape. That usually expands the wood, and makes the scrape much better. then you can finish as needed when it has dried. Sometimes just a daily oil polish will work too, but that takes awhile

Question: What do I seal my kitchen table with?
I just painted my kitchen table. I want a country cottage feel to the kitchen bc its very beachy themed… so I painted the table a blue sanded the edges and added a bry wax to it. It gave it that authentic rustic look. I did this in a flat finish… now what do I seal it with or coat it with to protect it from dishes…glasses..water stains?

Answer: You will have to remove the wax if you want to seal it. You can get a nice satin Varathane spray. Give two light coats, go over it with steel wool between coats. It should look great!

Question: Cleaning a wood kitchen table?
What should I use to clean my kitchen table that is all wood? I usually just use windex after every meal. Is that okay? I’ve also used pledge to clean it. It just doesn’t seem right to clean it with pledge even if it’s all wood. To me the pledge doesn’t get it really clean and just makes it really greasy. I don’t want to eat on something greasy.

Answer: You could use Pledge, but make sure that it says wood cleaner and not polish. There wood cleaner is great. Windex is also good. If you want to sanitize the table better, take a small amount of bleach and water and damp wipe the table. Let set for a few minutes, then wipe dry.

Question: How to fix a kitchen table legs?
I want to fasten or anchor kitchen tables legs.

Answer: Turn table over & put extra wood chunk in hole before screwing it back together, Maybe even just tooth picks.

Picking the right furnishings for your living room can be a big decision. So you’ve picked out the right chairs and sofa, but what about the coffee table? Having trouble finding something that fits the rest of your room, or even something tastefully different? And maybe you’re looking for a company you can trust. Ashley Furniture is a company that’s been producing quality furniture since 1945, and has a great variety of tables and sets to choose from.

So, the question you need to ask yourself is: “What am I looking for?” Do you want something wooden? Or metal? A glass top, maybe? Long or short, curvy or square? There’s a lot of variety in coffee tables, and so much selection from Ashley!

If you’re thinking about something that’s practical, but still looks nice, an Ackley is great for a cocktail table.

With a lovely, smooth top, and plenty of space to store and display below, it’s a great table to use everyday, while still having something refined in your room. Or you might want to try picking up the durable Bongo table set, with the sturdy cocktail table, and two rustic end tables that can compliment your room with a nice Old World feel.

Or maybe you’re looking for something a bit more showy and elegant. You might want to try the Bittersweet table, with a pine top and artsy wrought metal legs, you can give your living room the sense of a Parisian café! Or maybe you want to invite the neighbors over for tea, on your dark-stained top Rafferty coffee table. With a classily designed base, and a nailhead trim, you can add in a taste of European style.

How about modern? A Charla set, with a metal base that has tapered legs to hold up the glass tabletop, can give your space an almost space-age aura. You might also want to think about a Dempsey table, with a simple, but enticing design. With a glass top above a polished black shelf, it’s a great choice to have friends over for a drink. Or if you’re looking for something edgier in the same style, look at a Pascal.

Or maybe you’re a creative type of person, and you want something to express yourself with. The Spirit Lake rectangular table is an interesting piece that you can bring into a room to add some character.

Try out a Loyel maybe, and see how that works for you. It comes on wheels even, so you can move it around the room as you wish, maybe to keep your Feng Shui energies flowing. A Ferretti occasional table is another good choice, as the ridged wooden legs give it an interesting touch.

Need a table for the patio? A Lasour, with a glass top suspended by a bending wood frame, can give you that light feeling of a summer day under the canopy. A Printz cocktail table would also be a nice addition to the front or backyard. A glass top, with inlaid stone tiles along the side, gives a nice atmosphere for a morning cup of coffee on the porch, or some iced tea in the afternoon.

For every style you’re looking for, the Ashley Company has something for you. With their refined, yet affordable selection, it’s no surprise they’ve become the largest manufacturer of furniture in North America. Next time you need a table, for any room or reason, you know where to look.

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Ashley Furniture FAQ:

Question: Ashley Furniture?
Does anyone know how much more it is to have Ashley Furniture deliver on a Saturday?

Answer: Do you actually have to pay a delivery charge? Don’t all Furniture stores have free delivery? Where I live, it is free within 160km radius, seven days a week, during business hours.

I wouldn’t pay to have them deliver what I bought from them. Isn’t it enough that you actually gave them some business.

Question: How does Ashley furniture compare to Lazy Boy?
I’m looking to buy a sectional and recliner and I’m thinking about going with Ashley furniture. How does it compare to Lazy Boy? Will it last as long? Is it as sturdy as Lazy boy?

Answer: No. Ashley is not as sturdy as Lazy boy. The only reason that I would go Ashley over Lazy boy, is if my budget were tight. In my opinion, not only is Ashley lacking in quality when compared to Lazyboy, but their customer service and support leaves a lot to be desired!

Question: When is the best time to buy from Ashley Furniture?
I want to buy a bedroom set from Ashley Furniture. When do they have the best prices? What kind of sale schedule do they have?

Answer: Though I do not know a whole lot about Ashley’s retail stores, I do know the company well; the furniture retailer for whom I worked sales, customers service, and management was an Ashley dealer. I can only assume that they function in much the same way that other discount furniture retailers do.

Furniture stores, as was mentioned, tend to have some definite sale times. Statistically, the big weekends of the year are memorial day and labor day. Those also tend to be the days of the biggest sales (generally a circus in the store, so check to see if they start sales prior to the actual holiday weekend). Additionally, any other “3 day weekend” holiday tends to trigger furniture sales.

Question: What is the markup on Ashley furniture?
How much does Ashley mark their furniture up? How much can you work them down on a price?

Answer: The mark up on any furniture is high. Ashley is not a very high end so the marked price isn’t all that much. Regardless of the furniture line, it is never a negotiable issue. The price is the price unless they are offering a sale. Furniture stores are not in the flea market business. If you don’t like the price, wait for a sale.

Question: Is this a good price on an Ashley furniture dinette set?
I’m considering buying a used Ashley furniture dinette set. Its a nine foot cherry table, very ornate carved wood and very elaborate and formal. It comes with eight upholstered chairs. The seller is asking $2300 or best offer. I can’t find any Ashley prices on line so I have no idea if this is a good price or not. Anyone know if that seems like a good price?

Answer: If you are looking to compare prices there is what is called “the largest home furniture store in America” located in Omaha Nebraska. I know they sell Ashley furniture and have a good website to compare prices with. On a side note if you are in the Omaha area I highly recommend them.

Question: Are the sofas at Big Lots any good? They say they’re by Ashley, are they really Ashley Furniture?
Are they just stealing the name Ashley to trick you into thinking they’re Ashley Furniture? They are a great price but will they last?

Answer: Ashley furniture is just middle of the road quality furniture. About 10 years ago I worked for a furniture company called “Value City Furniture”. They carried a lot of Ashley brand furniture…Bedroom sets, dining room sets, sofas, living room casual tables, etc. We saw a lot of repairs on that brand furniture. You know the old saying…”You get what you pay for.”

Question: Does anyone know of any credible discount stores that specialize in selling Ashley furniture online?
I’m looking to furnish my home with Ashley furniture but its a little costly, for me at least. Or maybe you know of another furniture make that makes furniture similar to that of Ashley or better?

Answer: I live about 15 miles from Ashley’s big plant in Arcadia,WI. They have an outlet store there and lots of their Ashley Home Stores all over the country. Call them in Arcadia and ask for advice.

Question: Ashley Furniture Replacement Parts?
Where can I get replacement parts for Ashley furniture?

Answer: I have gotten parts from Consumer Service Dept. They were very helpful, ship quickly and the parts were incredibly inexpensive (example: coffee table cabriole leg, $15 delivered).

If you have been looking at contemporary kitchen tables, it may be because you would like your kitchen to make a statement. At the same time as being a great place to cook, to look after household affairs and to check you have everything you need for the coming week, kitchens are more and more becoming gathering points for friends and family. The natural place for this to happen is round the kitchen table.

With this in mind, you may feel that the classical kitchen table that is rectangular, stands on four separate legs and looks like it comes straight out of a Victorian farmhouse is not the way that you want to set the scene in your kitchen. The good news is that many contemporary kitchen tables are now available and can transform your kitchen from an entirely utilitarian domain to a room where you can serve meals and welcome guests without blushing.

Contemporary kitchen tables use a variety of materials, and not just wood. Metal is a choice which allows designers to create a host of new designs as metal can be fashioned and wrought into shapes and forms that would defy the traditional wood carpenter. For similar reasons, plastic is also an option, with the latest plastics being robust and infinitely variable as well as giving access to whole new palettes of colors to complement contemporary design in kitchen cabinets, sideboards and so on.

The classical wooden tabletop is now making way for materials such as toughened glass in contemporary kitchen tables. This is glass that resists heat, impacts and scratches and which is often fashioned into round or oval shapes for the top surface of the table. Size is not an issue when using this robust material. The kitchen table can be long or short, and yet equally sturdy.

Tired of conventional ideas about how kitchen tables should look? On the lookout for something to freshen up the place and to add some originality? Contemporary kitchen tables can also extend to bistro type tables, where the tabletop is relatively small and which therefore encourages a cozy atmosphere. This is an option that may particularly well suit kitchens that also have breakfast bars for serving food, as well as extensive workspaces, which means the conventional kitchen table is no longer such a necessity.

Remember that contemporary kitchen tables also need chairs, and preferably chairs that fit in with the contemporary style. Rest assured that with the possible exception of toughened glass, all the other materials are available for contemporary kitchen chairs. Indeed, designers often see tables and chairs need to be designed together, whether to bring out a common theme or an interesting contrast.

Bear in mind that even contemporary kitchen tables need also to be practically designed so that they are easy to use and to clean. For many models, this is the case, although because such tables are made to be seen as well as used, they will be that much more exposed to wear and tear, compared to conventional tables hidden under protective tablecloths.

Author Jennifer Akre is an owner of different niche online stores that offer customers not only products, but information relating to furnishing and decorating indoor and outdoor living spaces. Whether you want to redecorate your living room or create the ultimate outdoor environment perfect for entertaining, there is a lot of helpful advice to take advantage of to make it happen. Today, she shares her insight when investing in dependable kitchen furniture and lovely dining room furniture. Each is a great choice for adding to your space.

Kitchen Tables FAQ:

Question: Do they still make formica top kitchen tables?
We are moving and I am looking for a new kitchen table. Do they still make tables with formica tops? All I can find are the ones that scratch so easily. Have one now and it’s very scratched up after only two years.

Answer: They do -mostly vintage style ones -you can easily refinish your formica top by applying new sheet formica to the existing table top.

Question: Where is a good place to look online for kitchen tables?
I want to buy a full length wooden kitchen table. Rectangular, and that sits 8 people. I want to find out average prices.

Answer: I usually find ebay can give me almost anything I need for reasonable prices, and if I don’t like the price I can often bargain with the seller.

Question: Are the counter height kitchen tables really a good idea?
I need a new kitchen table with more room, do these counter height ones really have enough room to fit 8 or is it better to go with the bigger rectangle. For the most, I just want 6 chairs so either is fine. I just like the counter ones, but are they practical. I do have three small kids too!!

Answer: If you have 3 small kids, no way. You’ll have to help each one of them get up and down from the chair. In my opinion, that would be a pain in the butt. AND it’s easier to find regular chairs than those higher chairs.

Question: How do you keep a cat off kitchen tables and countertops? What is best way to make lasting impression?
Cat is a wonderful pet and extremely friendly which is unusual. However, walking on food areas is a problem. Can you help me?

Answer: Spread something sticky one counters or table: honey, molasses, etc. The cat won’t like that her paws stick and she’ll stay off. Or, if you don’t want to make a mess, just spread foil on the counter. Your cat won’t like the sound it makes when she jumps on it, and she’ll leave it alone.

Question: What are those kitchen tables with the Diner’s Bench Called?
They look like a restaurant booth but for the home.

Answer: The first thing that comes to my mind are those breakfast nooks. I want one for my kitchen. They sit in a corner and one side has just a bench. Maybe that?

Question: Is a skylight above a kitchen table in a kitchen a selling point on a home?
We are renovating our kitchen and have the option to put a skylight above the kitchen table. Would doing this be a nice selling point on a home if we were to eventually sell it or would it have no effect? If this something that is desirable in a kitchen?

Answer: I wouldn’t consider it a selling point. Too much possibility for obtrusive lighting, and if future buyers needed to install direct lighting in that area, they might have to redo the ceiling anyway.

We always used the kitchen table for meals and as the social hub of the home (games, homework, puzzles, bills, etc.) , so a selling point, for me, would be excellent pendant lighting, preferably with adjustable height and intensity.

Question: Preventing cats from sleeping on Kitchen benches, tables etc?
I’m hoping someone can give me some advice – one of my cats continues to sleep on the kitchen bench & dining room table etc which is becoming a real pain because obviously its not hygienic and it means we are constantly disinfecting the surfaces!!
We tried rubbing eucalyptus oil on the surfaces but this only worked for a day!

Answer: Get a spray bottle and put some water in it. Whenever the cat jumps on something it’s not supposed to squirt it with the water. Cats hate water and it should catch on rather quickly that if it does something it will get squirted and stop.

Question: How can I rebuild my kitchen table into a drop leaf table?
My kitchen table is Round and on a pedestal. I would like to know how I can go about to rebuild it to become a drop leaf table and what parts I would need. My apartment is small, very small.

Answer: I would not recommend that you do that. It requires special hinges and the top has to be cut and a special edge put on the cut edges with a router. No doubt also that the pedestal would get in the way and require modification. Just more hassle than it is worth. Look to buy one already made instead of trying to change a pedestal table.

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