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December 12, 2023 3 min read

When furnishing a room, you want to create the ideal space, incorporating your style and tastes. Purchasing a bespoke dining table provides an elegant addition to any home, enabling you to create a centrepiece you can customise to align with your decor and individual preferences.

However, there are many things to consider when finding the perfect table for your home and lifestyle. This blog explores the bespoke dining table features you must regard to create your ideal table.

1. Colour of the Reclaimed Table

colour of reclaimed bespoke wood

The colour of your reclaimed table can influence the ambience of your dining area. Our bespoke dining tables come in various colours, including but not limited to the following:

  • Grey
  • Walnut
  • Brown
  • Light driftwood

The versatility in colour options ensures that your table complements and enhances your interior design theme, creating a harmonious and visually appealing dining space that resonates with your style.

2. Finishing Coat on Table Frame

finishing coat of table frame

Beyond aesthetics, the finishing coat on the table frame plays a crucial role in enhancing the longevity and durability of your bespoke dining table. For example, powdered coating, known for its durability and corrosion resistance, adds a layer of protection to steel bases. 

We provide a sophisticated powdered coat finish for table legs and frames in black or white. At the time of writing, this finish costs the following:

  • £119 for table legs
  • £169 for table legs and one bench
  • £199 for table legs and two benches

Choose a finish that complements your table colour and the overall room decor. Our driftwood-coloured table paired with powdered black legs is a popular option for those wanting a sophisticated combination.

3. Table Dimensions

table dimensions

When designing a family dining space, the importance of dimensions cannot be overstated – it may be that you encounter your chosen piece only upon delivery, so it’s of paramount priority to be aware of your bespoke dining table's dimensions especially when Hemming & Wills can make your table fit to your needs.


Picture your family gathering around a table that not only radiates charm but also fits seamlessly into your dining area. Selecting the right length is crucial. Allow at least 3 feet of space around the table for comfortable movement. This not only enhances aesthetics but also ensures a functional and visually pleasing dining space.

Width Considerations

Apply the same consideration to width. Envision chairs around the table, the flow of conversations, and the perfect balance of style and space. Standard tables range from 36 to 42 inches wide, accommodating various room layouts. Visualise your dining space to make an informed choice, considering both the table and seating space for a harmonious integration.

Elevating Comfort with Height

The journey concludes with height. A standard recommendation of 30 inches ensures optimal comfort for diners, often overlooked but crucial for the overall dining experience.

4. Type of Table Frame

Another dining table feature is the frame. The choice of table frame significantly influences your dining area's overall aesthetics and functionality, such as the spacing for chairs. Consider this when measuring your space and table.

Some of the frames available include the following:

  • U Base

u base bespoke dining table

Optimal for large families or those who frequently entertain guests, the U Base provides stability and ample legroom.

  • Astral

astral base dining table

For those wanting to make a statement, the Astral Base adds drama and visual interest to your dining space.

  • Triangle

triangle frame table

The Triangle Frame Bespoke Dining Table Base is tailored to larger families and offers stability and a unique geometric appeal.

5. Table Leg Spacing

table leg spacing

Choosing the correct leg spacing for your bespoke dining table is essential in providing comfort and functionality. Ensure you consider the following:

  • Select the frame first.
  • Determine the spacing based on your family's needs, considering how you use the table daily.
  • Position the legs and frame to facilitate easy movement and flexibility in arranging your dining space. If you want your dining table against the wall when not used, ensure your table has legs and a frame located further into the middle of the table.
  • Allow 22 to 24 inches of space per seat, ensuring everyone enjoys a comfortable dining experience.
  • Adjust spacing based on the size and design of the legs and frame, considering factors such as whether the legs are large or slanted. Both of these features reduce space.

After reading this blog, you should understand how to customise dining tables to create the perfect addition for your home that is functional with visitors and enjoyable in daily life. Making the ideal family dining table is easy, allowing you to find the one that suits your needs and style.

If you want the perfect dining table for your home, Hemming & Wills are here to help. Our Bespoke Collection offers a range of customisable options, allowing you to design the table you need to suit your preferences. See how we can help you furnish your space today!

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