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Size Guide:

So, you want to buy a dining table. It might sound obvious, but one of the most important things to consider is the size of your desired piece, and how it will look in your room.

There are numerous factors which can shape your decision, such as the size of your space, the positioning of your table, how much space the legs take up and where they are positioned, and how you plan to use your table - from small family meals to large social gatherings.

It’s certainly not a decision which should be taken lightly; picking the right dimensions is fundamental to creating the best visual and practical balance for your room.

The Size Of Your Dining Table: Number Of Seats

One of the biggest considerations is knowing how many people will generally be sitting around your table, and how many seats you want to accommodate.

As a general rule of thumb, these are the rough sizes depending on the number of seats:

2 Seater

4 Seater

6 Seater

8 Seater

10 Seater

12 Seater

Minimum 24 x 28 inches Minimum 47 x 28 inches Minimum 71 x 32 inches Minimum 87 x 35 inches Minimum 106 x 35 inches Minimum 130 x 35 inches

These dimensions are based on rectangular tables. Hardman Design’s dining tables are hand built in this shape, but we can custom-build tables for a bespoke shape, size and finish.

Rectangular tables have multiple benefits; great for their practicality, functionality and comfort.

A rectangle table generally fits well into the design of a room, and can typically accommodate more people and more space for dishes - especially compared to a circular table.

Benches, too, work well with a rectangular table and are a great idea to maximise this space, as they enable people to squeeze up, if necessary.

A rectangular table can also be a versatile solution within a room, looking great against a wall or window, or taking pride of place in the centre of a room.

Rectangular tables tend to have their legs positioned on the four corners - instead of in the middle like many circular tables - helping to give each diner more comfortable leg room underneath the table.

Generally speaking, a standard table is 27.95 to 29.92 inches in height, so when it comes to seating, opt for a chair or bench from around 16.93 to 22.83 inches from floor to seat.

Choosing The Right Size Table For Your Room

Knowing how the table will fit in in your room is another key consideration. For instance, how it will work in relation to other pieces of furniture, its proximity to doorways and walls, and allowing enough passing space.

As a general rule of thumb, you will need a minimum of 30 to 36 inches (76cm) for clearance space, measured from the nearest obstruction - whether it be a wall, door, window or furniture - to your chairs.

Where relevant, allow 120cm square for an entrance or doorway. If you’re putting your table into an open-plan area, this isn’t something to factor in.

To ensure you do not choose a dining table size that is too small, don’t leave more than 6ft (183cm) from the edge of the room, at least on one side.

How To Estimate The Size Of Your Dining Table

Perhaps one of the best ways of selecting the most appropriate-sized dining table for your room is mocking up how your furniture will look. This will really help you experience the feel of your table and how it will work in your space.

There are a number of ways that this can be done, including using masking tape or cardboard to replicate the size of your desired table.

For a more complete picture, you can even fill this space with books/newspaper to gauge the height and mass of the table.

Aside from recreating the look and size of your table, you can also map out the room to scale on paper, including walls, walkways and other furniture.

It is important that you don’t just measure the size of your table; instead, think about how it will work in practice. Questions you need to be asking include, have I left enough room for doorways and drawers to open? Have people got enough space to push their chairs out? Can they walk behind pushed-out chairs?

This type of planning will create a clearer picture and help ensure you select the right-sized table for both the look and functionality of your space.  

Extendable Dining Tables

Extendable dining tables are a great option.

In fact, this type of furniture has enjoyed something of a revival in recent times.

And when looking at the benefits, it is easy to understand why extendable dining tables are en vogue.

Highlights include:

  • Dynamic Use Of Space: One of the biggest advantages of an extendable dining table is its dynamic change in size, starting in a smaller form before easily increasing in size, when needed. This functionality is a big space saver and means that a larger dining table does not dominate your room; but can be expanded, when needed, and can be easily put back to its original form. Of course, take the size of the extension into consideration when deciding which option to go for, and factor this into any measurements pre-purchase.
  • Plenty of space: Hosting a social gathering or entertaining extra family members? Then extend your table for extra space. And that’s the great thing about this type of furniture, extending dining tables enable you to expand the table when you need a couple of extra seats. And the dynamic increase in space isn’t only beneficial for meal times or gatherings. It can also be useful for other functions, such as if you require your table to double up as a desk as part of a home office, or if the kids need extra space for homework/hobbies.
  • Available in different sizes: Hardman Design’s extendable tables are available in a range of sizes, providing you with plenty of versatility. When picking the size, consider how many you want to seat and how often you are likely to extend the table. For instance, our Mira Dining Table can have extension leaves of 60cm or 70cm - or can be custom built - so the size of the extension depends on your needs and your space.
  • Beauty: Extendable Dining Tables are attractive additions to the house. Typically, the leaves or extension panels are either hidden within the fabric of the table, or can be added by sliding the leaves into place at each end of the table. This is certainly the case with Hardman Design’s extendable dining tables. What’s more, our signature collection tables can be built to convert into an extendable table, ensuring you benefit from the aesthetic beauty of our handcrafted, best-selling pieces, as well as the functionality of an extending dining table.

How To Choose The Right Sized Dining Table - Summary

Selecting the best-sized table takes some well thought-out planning, considering how you plan to use it and the space you wish to place it in.

But with some quick calculations before purchase, you can ensure you choose the correct piece which really sets off your room and becomes an important focal point of your house.

View Hardman Design’s dining table collection, with all pieces handcrafted from locally-sourced and sustainable materials. Each item can also be custom made to provide you with a bespoke solution for your needs.

Alternatively, contact us to speak to our team for some advice.

Best Wood For Dining Tables

At Hardman Design, we take pride in building handmade quality dining tables from locally-sourced and sustainable wood. 

Our furniture is most commonly crafted from oak, walnut, and ash, although we do custom-made pieces, too.

These three natural wood types are quality choices in their own right - combining strength with gorgeous aesthetics - but which one is best suited to your needs?

It is an important question. After all, a dining table is a big purchase: a long-term investment, a focal point of your dining room or kitchen, and a gathering spot for your family and friends.

To help you decide, this blog explores the unique characteristics of oak, walnut and Ash.  

Oak

Oak is timeless, versatile, and naturally stunning, fitting seamlessly into both modern and traditional decor. Its long-standing popularity in home use highlights its enduring appeal.

Durability

Oak is a particularly good choice for families, and ensures maintenance is minimal.

Oak's notable durability, resulting from its dense growth, makes it ideal for long-term use, outperforming woods like walnut and cherry in resistance tests.

Colour

Oak's color range, from light beige to red, suits various décor styles. Its color deepens subtly over time, adding character. This is caused by exposure to oxygen and UV light. However, this shift is subtle, and can, in fact add to the character of the piece and even enhance its appearance over time. Depending on your preference, we can apply a UV protection finish to our oak tables, when requested.

Finish

Thanks to its natural beauty and hard-wearing nature, oak is gorgeous in its natural state, especially with character pieces filled with knots.

However, oak’s light tones make it great for adding a variety of finishes; whether that is stained or with a clear, natural finish. This makes it ideal for both modern and traditional furniture. 

Grain And Detailing

Oak has a swirling or striped grain. It also rates as open-pored, as it has wide, large cells, and many pores.

Oak can vary in detailing, with wild oak, for instance, having plenty of knots in varying sizes.

Walnut

Walnut, known for its strength and rich colors, is a top choice for quality furniture. Hardman Design crafts furniture from European walnut, with American walnut available for custom requests.

Durability

Walnut is a strong, hard and durable wood that carves well and holds a good shape for much longer. This makes it ideal for statement furniture that requires a high level of craftsmanship. 

Colour

One of the most distinguishing features of walnut is its vast and textured colour palette, stretching from light brown to dark chocolate. American walnut tends to have a darker, richer colour, while European walnut is lighter in tone, sometimes interspersed with wisps of delicious blonde, cream, or yellow, and the occasional note of red.

The middle of the walnut tree (known as the heartwood) produces the darker wood and the outer layer of the tree, just beneath the bark and known as the sapwood, produces the lighter wood.

The distinctive tones of walnut is perfect for making a statement and is ideal for a modern and contemporary look.

Finish

Walnut polishes to a very smooth finish.

The walnut tables handcrafted by Hardman Design tend to be finished with a matt hard wax oil. This enhances the natural colour of the wood, intensifying the walnut tones and drawing out the grain detail and the varying shades of brown.

Grain And Detailing

Walnut wood can be straight grained, but can also have waves or curls, helping to enhance the character of the piece and creating a lively, textured look. Our walnut tables tend to be handcrafted from wavey-grained wood. 

This beautiful grain pattern can be further enhanced by pairing it with furniture with clean lines or unique details. 

The grain pattern makes this the perfect choice for a room where the furniture can take the centre stage.

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Stylish METIN Mid-Century Modern White Oak sideboard, with ample storage space. A versatile piece, which is particularly suited to the living room. Introduced to the Hardman Design collection by popular demand.

Mid-Century Modern Sideboard

This elegant all-wooden sideboard is inspired by Mid-Century Modern design. 

Handcrafted in White Oak, this minimalist piece benefits from clean lines, while its low-level form provides a lighter, understated feel which will not dominate the surrounding space. Blending function with style, the sideboard is also strong and stable.

This piece is perfectly suited to the living room: Imagine a TV taking pride of place on top of the sideboard and a stunning canvas hanging above it. However, this versatile sideboard is equally at home in other areas of the house, including the dining room or hallway, and has been built with a generously-sized top to provide ample space to display your favourite items.

A multipurpose storage solution, the sideboard features three soft-closing drawers and two doors which open to reveal two shelves and a dividing wall.

The sideboard is finished with a teak stain to enhance the natural colour of the wood and provide additional durability. However, a custom finish can be applied for a distinct and bespoke look.

Hardman Design has added this piece to the collection by popular demand, to meet a growing number of requests for sideboards. It is a new direction for the company and expands the Hardman Design ecosystem, enabling you to furnish more of your home with products from one furniture maker to ensure continuity and quality.

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What's Included with delivery

Table-top, set of legs, hardware pack and instructions.

Assembly and Installation

Our furniture will arrive at your door in a flat pack. The assembly of all our furniture takes no more than 20 minutes and is simple and easy for anyone.

Caring for Solid Wood

We want you to feel comfortable with your furniture, whether you’re used to hard wood furniture or you’re a first timer. It's important to be aware that wood naturally expands and contracts in response to variations in air moisture throughout the seasons. This can cause the table-top boards to shift in level and may lead to the appearance of drying cracks. However, these are not structural defects and usually resolve themselves when the humidity levels change. To prevent such issues, it's wise to position solid wood furniture away from direct heat sources such as radiators. Link to Product Care page.

Product Specifications

Information below reflects your chosen size:

Dimensions

Length 47.2"
Width 23.6"
Height 29.5"

Materials

Wood Type Oak, Walnut
Frame / Legs Full Wooden Body

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Shipping & Returns

We like to make things straight forward. Thats why delivery to your home is included in the price of all our furniture. We deliver to the 48 Continental United States. Our standard shipping includes delivery of our products into your home.

If you prefer that we handle the assembly and carton removal for you, we have a White-glove service available for a flat rate of $199. All our Tables are delivered flat packed with easy home assembly. All hardware is included.

Our return policy is just as straightforward as our shipping policy we offer a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. Enjoy our hassle-free return policy: return standard items up to 60 days after delivery for a flat rate of $150.

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Product Frequently Asked Questions

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Questions about delivery & assembly (6)

Questions about the ordering process (4)

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Where are your products designed and made?

Each one of our pieces is designed by Liam Hardman, the founder of the brand, and made in Ukraine, where we are proud to have had partnerships since 2018. 

Are your pieces made to order?

We have customisable options, such as selecting the wood and length. You can get in touch for custom orders. We're happy to work with you on your dream piece. 

Which wood do you use?

We primarily use European walnut and White oak as they are of exemplary quality. Get in touch if you have a particular wood that you would like to use. 

Can you provide me with a sample?

Absolutely! We want our customers to feel comfortable with their purchase, so we are happy to send you a sample of the wood so you can get a better look and feel of the wood and finish we use before buying.

Order your sample Here.

What makes Hardman Design's furniture different from others?

Each piece of our furniture is hand-crafted by artisans who are trained in the profession of woodwork and furniture creation. Our collections are designed by renowned designer Liam Hardman and utilise the best quality woods. 

I have more questions.

Questions about delivery & assembly

How fast is regular delivery?

The period between the payment date and delivery date is approximately 10 weeks. If you choose to modify your order specifications during this time or the final product is not accepted, an additional 3 – 6 week lead time may be required.

How can I track the progress of my order?

Once your order has been shipped, we will contact you directly to arrange the delivery date and time. Please make sure you provide us with contact details (phone number and address) upon ordering, so we can contact you to arrange delivery and avoid any delays.

How will I know when the delivery will happen?

Once your order leaves our production facility, it takes between 5–10 business days before it gets to your home. During this time you will be given a tracking number, and you will be contacted by our delivery partner who will schedule a suitable time to deliver your order.

How expensive is the delivery?

Delivery is included in the price of the product. If you would like a white glove delivery with installation that cost a flat rate of $199

Where do you ship to?

Hardman Design delivers worldwide.

Why is the delivery time long?

Each order is custom-made upon being placed. Since we maintain high standards and focus on sustainable production, we create every order from scratch. Our experts make each piece with the utmost care. That's why our lead times are longer than mass-produced items. 

Return Policy

Our return policy is just as straightforward as our shipping policy, we offer a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. Enjoy our hassle-free return policy: return standard items up to 60 days after delivery for a flat rate of $150.
Check out our Full FAQ Here

Questions about the ordering process

What is the production process?

Firstly, contact us to discuss the furniture you would like. We’ll then design your piece, send you sample materials, and generate a quote. Once you are 100% happy to proceed and your order is placed, we’ll move onto the build, handcrafted in the Hardman Design workshop. We’ll send you production pictures throughout the manufacturing process. On completion, you will receive detailed images of your finished piece. After we’ve received your final approval, we will ship your furniture to you, delivered by our delivery team. Then, you can enjoy your piece for generations. 

Can I Order Samples?

Yes. Just click HERE to order your samples. We want you to feel the quality of the materials and finish we offer.

Can I order a finished piece from Stock?

Currently, we offer a range of pieces from stock. Get in touch to find which items are available. If you have chosen a piece from stock, we will send you a picture for your approval before putting the piece in for delivery.

I have more questions.

Questions about the product (6)

Where are your products designed and made?

Each one of our pieces is designed by Liam Hardman, the founder of the brand, and made in Ukraine, where we are proud to have had partnerships since 2018. 

Are your pieces made to order?

We have customisable options, such as selecting the wood and length. You can get in touch for custom orders. We're happy to work with you on your dream piece. 

Which wood do you use?

We primarily use European walnut and White oak as they are of exemplary quality. Get in touch if you have a particular wood that you would like to use. 

Can you provide me with a sample?

Absolutely! We want our customers to feel comfortable with their purchase, so we are happy to send you a sample of the wood so you can get a better look and feel of the wood and finish we use before buying.

Order your sample Here.

What makes Hardman Design's furniture different from others?

Each piece of our furniture is hand-crafted by artisans who are trained in the profession of woodwork and furniture creation. Our collections are designed by renowned designer Liam Hardman and utilise the best quality woods. 

I have more questions.

Questions about delivery & assembly (6)

How fast is regular delivery?

The period between the payment date and delivery date is approximately 10 weeks. If you choose to modify your order specifications during this time or the final product is not accepted, an additional 3 – 6 week lead time may be required.

How can I track the progress of my order?

Once your order has been shipped, we will contact you directly to arrange the delivery date and time. Please make sure you provide us with contact details (phone number and address) upon ordering, so we can contact you to arrange delivery and avoid any delays.

How will I know when the delivery will happen?

Once your order leaves our production facility, it takes between 5–10 business days before it gets to your home. During this time you will be given a tracking number, and you will be contacted by our delivery partner who will schedule a suitable time to deliver your order.

How expensive is the delivery?

Delivery is included in the price of the product. If you would like a white glove delivery with installation that cost a flat rate of $199

Where do you ship to?

Hardman Design delivers worldwide.

Why is the delivery time long?

Each order is custom-made upon being placed. Since we maintain high standards and focus on sustainable production, we create every order from scratch. Our experts make each piece with the utmost care. That's why our lead times are longer than mass-produced items. 

Return Policy

Our return policy is just as straightforward as our shipping policy, we offer a 60 Day Money Back Guarantee. Enjoy our hassle-free return policy: return standard items up to 60 days after delivery for a flat rate of $150.
Check out our Full FAQ Here

Questions about the ordering process (4)

What is the production process?

Firstly, contact us to discuss the furniture you would like. We’ll then design your piece, send you sample materials, and generate a quote. Once you are 100% happy to proceed and your order is placed, we’ll move onto the build, handcrafted in the Hardman Design workshop. We’ll send you production pictures throughout the manufacturing process. On completion, you will receive detailed images of your finished piece. After we’ve received your final approval, we will ship your furniture to you, delivered by our delivery team. Then, you can enjoy your piece for generations. 

Can I Order Samples?

Yes. Just click HERE to order your samples. We want you to feel the quality of the materials and finish we offer.

Can I order a finished piece from Stock?

Currently, we offer a range of pieces from stock. Get in touch to find which items are available. If you have chosen a piece from stock, we will send you a picture for your approval before putting the piece in for delivery.

I have more questions.

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