Why you should choose a hardwood dining table

November 30, 2022 Posted by La Maison Hardwood Dining Table and Orient Bay dining chair old grey

Shopping a dining table for your home can be an exciting but also daunting task. You may have to decide between a cheaper dining table or a hardwood dining table, which can be quite an investment. Hardwood dining tables might not seem budget-friendly, but you get a table that can last for decades to come. Another great benefit of hardwood dining tables, is their ability to be refurbished and quickly look like brand new again.

There are a few things to consider when shopping for a hardwood dining table. From what type of wood to choose, the finishing as well as the shape and design. And of course, your personal style preference and what look you are trying to achieve in your home. We put together a handy guide with everything you should know before buying a hardwood dining table.

Things to consider before buying a Hardwood Dining Table

  • Style – Do you prefer a traditional, classic or modern style?
  • Material – Hardwood is one of the most popular material for dining tables, but there are also differences in quality.
  • Colour – Hardwood dining tables come in a wide range of colours and finishes, from natural wood to stained or painted.
  • Size – Keep an eye on the proportions of the dining table, it should match your available space rather than looking cramped or lost.
  • Weight Capacity and Stability – Make sure your new hardwood dining table can hold some weight as well as have stable legs and straight surfaces.
  • Durability – Compared to modern materials like glass, steel or hard plastic, hardwood can last ages.
  • Maintenance – Hardwood needs proper care and maintenance occasionally. Are you ready to invest time in the right care?
  • Price Point: Hardwood dining tables seem to be a costly investment at first, but in a long run they are actually not.
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HAMPTON Dining Table, Photo by @threebirdsrenovations

Round Hardwood Dining Table

Dining spaces are undoubtedly the central space in any home, whether it is for family dinners, casual gatherings with friends, or the festive season. This is one of the reasons why you need a long-lasting and stable dining table. A round hardwood dining table can be a beautiful centerpiece in your dining area.

The Hampton table is a beautiful hardwood dining table constructed of teak wood. It works gorgeously in a classic Hamptons style, inside as well as outside. An eye-catching monumental column enhances a luxurious, glamorous appearance. The Hampton round dining table comes with beautiful shadow line details on the top surface. Natural teak wood has individual markings, which is why every single table is not only beautiful but truly unique.

Teak wood is one of the most beautiful and sturdy hardwoods on the market and is loved among furniture makers, home builders, and interior designers. It can withstand harsh conditions like heat or cold. Making it an excellent material for setting up an outdoor dining area.

Because of the rather higher investment that comes with a teak round dining table, we highly recommend placing your round hardwood dining table undercover. As natural elements and direct exposure can cause cracks and may it weather quickly. With the right care, your round teak dining table will hold for many years.

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HAMPTON Round Dining Table, Photo by @littlewhitelabel
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HAMPTON Round Hardwood Dining Table

Rustic Hardwood Dining Table

One specific hardwood is known for its traditional use in furniture making. Furniture pieces from mahogany are often luxurious, classy and rustic.

So is the Montferrano rustic hardwood dining table. Constructed from mahogany, white cedar wood and veneer, it can create a dramatic statement and a beautiful focal point – not only in the dining room. Try placing in an entry hallway or a reading nook. A beautiful natural styled surface adds a lovely rustic touch. Especially the subtle imperfections set the lived-in look, which is highly desirable for the Hamptons style. Combined with an imposing white pedestal base, it has a gorgeous contrast and will catch all your guest’s attention at first sight.

By choosing a rustic hardwood dining table made of mahogany wood, you will definitely be making a statement for fine furniture. Mahogany furniture comes with a distinctive texture, which is a hallmark for genuine quality. The grain of Mahogany can vary from smooth to stringy, a sign of quality in texture.

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MONTFERRANO Rustic Hardwood Dining Table
Montferrano Statement Dining Table

Black Hardwood Dining Table

How can you decide what paint or finishing will work in your home? To make a better decision, you can consider the following factors:

  • What are the overall tones in your dining space? Take as well the interior flooring and other furnishings into consideration.
  • Do you want your new hardwood dining table to be the focal point or blend in?
  • What kind of look are you trying to achieve – formal, elegant or casual?

If you are aiming for a contemporary look, you could choose a black hardwood dining table with a deep grain, like the Ovalis Dining table. Ovalis has a beautiful oval-shaped surface and a modern crafted cross base. It is a sturdy table which can hold a lot of weight while being beautiful and exquisite.

For a country chic or coastal look, we offer the Ovalis dining table in a smooth washed natural finishing. It will compliment perfectly with light coloured dining chairs.

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OVALIS Black Hardwood Dining Table
OVALIS Dining Table Washed Natural


Choosing a hardwood dining table is a choice for life. While buying a hardwood dining table might seem like a significant investment, the returns of beauty, longevity and versatility are undoubtedly very valuable. And don’t forget that your dining table is probably one of the most used furniture pieces in your home. You should opt for a sturdy option that can withstand heavy use.

We hope our guide will make your search for the right hardwood dining table a little easier. Every hardwood dining table comes with a unique beauty, as every table has its own characteristic in form of shadow lines and texture.

At La Maison Australia you can find a wide variety of hardwood dining tables, whether you are looking for a modern style, rustic, or classic Hamptons dining table. Our well-crafted hardwood dining tables are versatile and timeless, matching many home schemes. Shop our selection of dining tables, dining chairs, buffets, and sideboards online, or visit our Sydney showroom to get a glance first.