I can’t remember the who or the why of our round table decision, but the transition from rectangle to round has been quite smooth.
This is a little bit of round table advertising spotted in a Google search: “More seating space than a square design” from here.
The first dining table I remember as a child was a great solid round one – a little like this:
It’s a good option for odd numbers of people like my family of 5. Noone gets “stranded” at the end.
I do remember it was a job to shift though as it weighed more than my whole family put together!
The more modern designs are much less heavy on the
back strain eye and can be found in loads of different styles to match whatever decor you have going on right now.
This is our inspiration from Nood – at $1698 it’s not really an option for us to just bring it back from the shop in the back of the wagon, and because we like a good ol’ kiwi DIY project we hunted out this one…
Excuse the temporary wall in the background – it’s serving a dual purpose of keeping the dust from renovating the sunroom (soon to be kitchen/dining) on one side, and small children on the other!)
We picked it up from an office clearance centre, and “all it needs is a lick of paint”!
Actually we plan to replace the tabletop as well. Which is why it is not an immediate project and is currently being used in all it’s
One day the base will be painted white and the table top replaced with a non-pot-marked oak veneer version.
For now, it’s a great place for small gatherings and round-table discussions and I don’t need to worry about the little one bashing spoons onto a pristine surface!
Here’s another one that caught my eye just now in Google Image search:
It’s from Rinke Design and I love the extra detail in the leg, and the black glossiness of it!
It is available in different sizes and colour options but seeing as there is no pricing on the website I’m assuming it’s one of those dream tables for the likes of us and we’ll just stick to our old lunchroom table!
Side note: The Eames replica chairs we got at a bargain bin price of under $50ea from Ezibuy. I am generally happy with them, but as always you get what you pay for and these ones are a little bit wonky, and the finish of the seat is textured rather than smooth which means marks are a bit harder to remove.