Which Dining Table Base Defines your Style


Last Updated on March 18, 2023 by SierraLivingConcepts

There’s an endless variety of dining space interior designs that fit the passions of the people they serve. But you can’t zero it on somehow and somewhere to scarf down that mouth-watering meal. Your comfort zone matters as much as the quality of time you invest. While dining tables are available in plenty of sizes, styles, and materials, it’s the dining table base that plays a big role in defining the overall style of the dining table. It’s important to find which dining table base complements your comfort zone and taste of preference. 

Table Base with Legs

The four-legged trestle hybrid table with carved trestle legs on either side is one fine example. It has supporting beams connecting the four legs and cross beams connecting the two legs on the shorter side of the table. These tables firm a farmhouse style too if the texture or wood stain bursts with its inherent earthy colors. 

The traditional style is timeless and powerful with elegantly carved wood, detailed texture, and rich proportions. The majestic Queen Anne Style tables with cabriole legs or the quaint farmhouse tables with spindle legs are the wonders of such inspired workmanship from the modern era. 

The rustic style with hand-carved shapes for a simplistic gives the base a back-to-nature feel, whereas the modern style boasts clean lines and sharp angles framing unfussy surfaces. The tapered-leg dining tables overwhelm the contemporary dining room style creating an upscale atmosphere for fine wine and dine. 

However, it’s aesthetically pleasing for the comfort of your legs as you enjoy a leisurely meal with your family and friends. 

Pedestal Base Design

The pedestal base type dining table is engineering excellence designed to prioritize comfort. It is crafted for both residential and commercial purposes. This dining table base usually features a sturdy single column made of solid wood. However, styles like industrial or contemporary may use iron pedestals or mix wood and iron for a bolder look. 

Nonetheless, the pedestal base supports circular, square, and oval-shaped tabletops. Often these tabletops feature leaf inserts to extend the length of the tabletop. In the case of the large rectangular and oval tabletops, a double or sometimes triple pedestal design is a perfect fit. Such a base allows adequate legroom and gives more room for chairs to be tucked in and out.  From the distressed farmhouse look that the turned pedestal of The Nauvoo Blue Two Tone Round Dining Table carries, to the bold blocky appeal of Sutton Block Double Pedestal Dining Table which can be customized to include pedestal storage, the options are endless.

Trestle Base Design

Gift your home interior a rich dinette with a unique trestle base design dining table that boasts a mesmerizing medieval charm. It is easy to assemble, transport and store. Owing to its nature, the base usually features a distinctive, intricately carved finish on solid wood. It consists of a royal or an earthy wooden tabletop mounted on pedestals, which are supported by a stretcher to enhance its strength

In addition, a four-leg table could sport supporting stretchers in various forms like the X-shaped stretchers connecting legs with their diagonal counterparts, or the H-shaped stretchers that connect the two legs on both shorter sides of the table, which are further connected by a crossbeam. The Box-stretcher type connects all successive legs of a table. 

The Live Edge Acacia Wood Trestle Farmhouse Dining Table showcases the natural beauty of Acacia wood in a trestle pedestal design. The Danville Trestle Baluster Farmhouse Dining Table showcases beautifully H-shaped Stretchers.

Cross Leg Base Design

If you are craving a country-style dining room interior decor, dining tables with cross legs could be your ideal pick. The tables bring to life a rustic charm that can usually spice up your farmhouse dinette. These x-shaped legs are crafted from sturdy solid wood or metal and can be customized at the bottom with shelves for storing books, magazines, and newspapers. It can also be personified with a stretcher for extra support like in Hankin Solid Wood & Iron Live Edge Dining Table, which can also be used for your legs to rest. 

This type of base is mostly used for rectangular wooden, glass, or metal-accented tabletops. The wooden tabletop with solid wood x-shaped legs is a fine addition for dining space that craves farmhouse makeovers, whereas the glass or metal tabletops with crisscross legs are perfect for more formal indoor settings. Like other pedestal bases, X-Pedestals have to have enough overhang on both sides, for diners to sit comfortably. Check out the Westside Picnic Style Solid Wood Extendable Dining Table with a trestle X base pedestal and a gorgeous espresso finish. 

Sawhorse Base Design

Primitive in appearance but versatile in contemporary usage, the distinct sawhorse base design dining tables are common in commercial premises, farmhouses, and cottages. It can also be placed inside your indoor dining space if you seek a charming countryside makeover. The slight primitive quotient of the Industrial Sawhorse Reclaimed Wood Dining Table will fill your space with Old World charm and nostalgia. 

The sawhorse base design features a stretcher with four legs to support a board or tabletop, which is mostly crafted from solid wood. A pair of sawhorses supports the tabletop, forming a scaffold. A quirky sawhorse base table may have some extra storage shelves, which can be personalized as a contemporary study table or portable kitchen island.



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