When we think of wooden table, the table that strikes our mind is the “Dining Table”. The “The dining table is the king of all the furniture.” Dining hall is the place where the entire family gathers.
There is a famous quote that says,“Family memories are made around the dining table”. Thus these tables play a vital role in our daily life. There are many types of tables as follows,
• Conference Table: These are generally associated with commercial or office places. Many meeting and discussions happened around it. • Coffee Table: These are usually found in the living hall of the houses and in restaurants. These are generally smaller in size compared to dining tables. • Study table or office table: These are used for the purpose of studying or official work or to hold the computers, goods, etc. • Side tables: These are generally referred as benches used for various purposes like dining, storage and sometimes as a bed. These are generally heavy weighed. • Outdoor tables or Garden tables: These tables are used in balcony, garden, and Patios. Very elegant looking, light weight, tables accompanied by chairs. But the durability and moisture resistant quality will be more in this type of tables.
Thus every type of table has its own purpose and benefits. Many wooden manufacturers concentrate on the customization of the table as per the customer’s interest. Every company has their own way of branding and styling these tables. Even today people give more importance to the texture of the wood.The following are the major wood types used around the world: Basically the furniture woods are divided into two types: Hardwood and Softwood. Hardwood is taken form the trees having broad leaves. But, softwood is extracted from trees like conifer having needle shaped leaves. Hardwood is denser and darker in colour compared to softwood.But both types of woods are used equally and widely in the furniture industry.
Maple:It is atype of hardwood that exhibits reddish colour.All the heavy tables are made out of it.These woods are highly durable for many years. The texture styles can be patterned as it absorbs stains.
Oak:It is a hardwood and it portrays a very grainy texture or look. The red oak, exhibitsa range of colour from brown to red.
It possesses a pattern similar to water sprinkle. But, white oak has a stripe similar to tiger pattern and yellow in colour. Due to its various visible textures, it is used in many table tops for wonderful looks.
Walnut: It is also a hardwood, having a very tempting chocolate colour. Many antique styles varieties of table are made out of it. It has an oily look.
It is very hard and strong and many carvings can be made out of it. It is also expensive
Ash: A very flexible wood that can be easily bent, mainly used for making chairs and flexible tables.
Beech: It is a hard wood, very flexible, gives a smooth finish and easily mingles with the polish.
Mahogany:It is also a hardwood, having colour range between brown to dark brown.
As its gets older the colour also darkens.A very traditional and versatile wood used in making traditionally styled tables.
This is a very heavy and highly durable, but resist moisture and can be used for many years.It is a pale coloured and the texture contains very natural swirls and twists. High absorption of stains and paints is performed.
From the above mentioned types, varieties of wood types are made and finally they are tuned into furniture of different styles. Fibre board, Medium Density Fibreboard,Particle Board,Plywood andVeneer. These various types of natural woods and are combined to form different table tops used for avariety of purposes. Every furniture company have its own rules and regulations. Here we have listed out the basic profile and portfolio of the furniture companies around the world.