We all know how supportive this piece of furniture is. Although there is a huge variety of tables available, they all share one thing in common, which is, a flat, horizontal surface. When we use the word table, the first thing that we can imagine of is a surface to eat on or to work on. But on a bigger picture, tables nowadays are made for various purposes too, like for Drafting, for playing tennis, Billiards or 8-ball pool.
Another important feature is its height. Some height adjustable tables add to their awesomeness by making it very simple to expand and reduce their size as and when needed, with the help of drop leaves or folding leaves.
Apart from serving the major purposes like being a dining surface to eat food on, a coffee table to serve refreshments on and a bedside table to place the alarm clock or mobile phone on, there are various types that are classified on the following factors:
Having top surfaces of different shapes, like rectangular, square, round.
The number of legs it has, and whether the legs are foldable or not.
Varying height of the table, the most common being the one that is 18-30 inches tall.
Presence or absence of drawers and shelves to support a good amount of storage.
Expandable surface using leaves.
So, take a look at the common types, designed for specific purposes:
Coffee: This one is, a low at height, designed to be kept in front of the sofa to add to the decor of the living room manifold. They help in stacking the magazines, books and some decorative objects. Made of any material, be it wood or metal, these can also support storage if designed to have some drawers or shelves. The amount of conviviality and completeness, a coffee table brings in your home, makes it an important piece of furniture.
Dining: This table is responsible for bringing people together, not to just share meals, but to share heart-to-heart conversations and the camaraderie with our family and friends, that gets missing due to our busy life schedules. Also, being large, these they tend to be the focal point of our dining room and define our sense of style too!
Drop Leaf Style: With a fixed section in the center and the hinged sections on the either side of that center section, these types are ultimate space savers. You can very conveniently fold up the leaves to add the extra space to the table when more people are joining for the dinner, and can unfold it back to its original position if the floor-space has to be taken care of.