Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

Inside our homes or in the great outdoors, we value the beauty that trees provide us on a daily basis. Dark or light, the earthy texture humbles us and links our lives with the world outside. This week's Top Ten list commemorates the trees that come back to us in round dining room tables that provide us with a central axis where loving memories, laughter, deep discussion, and fabulous meals go without saying.

Circular Dining Room Tables Made from Wood

1. Jupe
MANUFACTURER: Bernadette Livingston Furniture
PRICE: $3,695
Dimensions: 64" dia. x 29.5"h; 20" leaf extension

This Jupe Dining Table by Bernadette Livingston comes in a solid, old world walnut finish that glows warmly. It offers larger groups the convenience of pie-sliced extensions. From an aerial view, this table looks a bit like a center cut orange or grapefruit and its design travels all the way down to the floor through it's solid walnut legs.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

2. Everly
DESIGNER: Annie Selke
MANUFACTURER: Vanguard Furniture
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: 30"h x 74"w x 54"d; 20" leaf extension

This Everly table, created with solid oaks and veneers, comes with the most interesting design component of the entire list. It's done in a Washed Oak (but also comes in a French Gray) and comes with a 20" central leaf extension that creates an oval shape with an open base.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

3. Boris
DESIGN: David Gotl
MANUFACTURER: Wonk
PRICE: $1,175
Dimensions: 47", 52" or 58" diameter

More modern than a class Tuscan dining room table, the thin tabletop of the Boris by David Gotl for Wonk is made from several wood options. It is armored with colorfully lacquered solid wood legs for an effect unlike the any other, and is available in three different sizes.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

4. Farmhouse
MANUFACTURER: Williams-Sonoma
PRICE: $1,850- $4,700
Dimensions: 50"dia. x 30"h; 22" leaf extension

The honey-finished ogee-edged top of the Farmhouse Round Dining Table brings a rustic and distressed look into a familiar style. Similar to the gathering tables for big family meals, the Farmhouse rests on the pedestal base of cocoa-finished solid elm and comes with two-toned leaves for an extra dash of character.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

5. Liselund Pedestal
MANUFACTURER: Country Swedish
PRICE: $7,453- 10,937
Dimensions 49" - 71" dia. x 29"h

All of the products available through Country Swedish are designed and made by Scandinavian craftsmen and the Liselund is no exception. The soft effect of the beech, birch, and pine woods used in its production makes it appear both casual and elegant, perfect for a sun-drenched eating area.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

6. Cherry Blossom Single Pedestal
MANUFACTURER: Vermont Woods Studio
PRICE: $1,658
Dimensions: 42"D x 30"H

Adorable with its arching feet in a pedestal base, the cherry wood dining table is custom built in Vermont at the Vermont Woods Studio. Each of their furnishings are custom built using sustainably harvested cherry wood - as well as natural maple, oak, or walnut - and comes in a larger size too, available upon request.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

7. Vita
MANUFACTURER: Thos Moser
PRICE: $8,775- 13,900
Dimensions: 30"h x 48"d x 98"; 20" leaf extension (within table)

Brought into the Thomas Moser line up in 2007, the minimalist design of the Vita shines with its cantilevered top over a vaulted base. As they describe it, the table "literally floats" on its base, but also shows itself as a sturdy, rounded plank in several wood options. It's hidden, scissor-like leaf stores effortlessly within the table itself, making it a dynamite choice for the efficient dinner party host.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

8. Plantation
MANUFACTURER: DelGreco & Company
PRICE: Available upon request
Dimensions: 62" dia.

Perhaps the most architectural piece of this week's line-up, the Plantation is made from solid teak and features "curved seat rails and exquisitely refined exposed tendons on all joints" says DelGreco & Co. about the design. Able to be used as an outdoor living dining table, it comes equipped with a center inlet brass, bronze or steel ring that can hold an umbrella.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

9. Kimball
DESIGNER: Thomas O’Brien
MANUFACTURER: Williams-Sonoma
PRICE: $4,450
Dimensions: 60" dia. x 30"h; 22" leaf

Known for his graceful designs, Thomas O’Brien created the Kimball table with a turned column and lyre legs. It can seat six around the top and extends out to fit eight. It is handcrafted with a solid cherry top and maple legs with steel stretchers and brass casters and each one is specially made in the USA.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

10. Knú
MANUFACTURER: Knú
PRICE: $879
Dimensions: 46.5" dia.

Just when you didn't think it got more simple than a Boris, the Knú table tops the modern design charts with clean legs under its low-VOC catalyzed varnish veneer top. In 6 different choices of veneer - Ash, Cherry, Ebony, Maple, Walnut, or Wenge - the eco-friendly Knu table comes with sturdy, powder-coated steel legs in an aluminum finish.

Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables

Hope you enjoyed our roundup of the Top Ten: Round and Wooden Dining Room Tables!

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Posted December 1, 2010 by Sonja Hall

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