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Searching for a Round Dining Table

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Now that our kitchen is almost done, my eyes have been wandering over to the dining room. We have way too much furniture crammed in the 13×13 room, that’s it’s high time we downsize.  I’m looking for a round or oval table around 60-65″ wide. I’d love to be able to have six chairs and Evie’s tripp trapp all fit comfortably.

I’ve been thinking about this 60″ round arch table from West Elm (which is 15% off right now!). It looks nice in person, though I’d probably end up painting it or faux liming the finish to work better with my new chairs.

I am going to check out this vintage Saarinen style oval table today. I would love to buy a real vintage Saarinen, but the rounds are too small and the oval tops are way too long. This one has the perfect dimensions (60×45″), but I’m a little nervous about the thickness of the table top. I want sleek here, like the original. I’ll let you guys know how it goes!

And in the DREAM table category, I would give anything for one of these Robsjohn-Gibbings for Widdicomb arch tables.

The dimensions are spot-on perfect and I could not love the design more (arches and octagons!?). If you see one at auction, please please please let me know!

Do you know of any other amazing round tables on the market right now? I’m itching to make some process here and would be willing to just buy something as a place holder. Not my favorite design approach, but I’m going a little crazy here. :)

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59 thoughts on “Searching for a Round Dining Table

  1. Have you looked on ebay? Thanks to you, I was inspired to start looking outside my city and use uship to get the pieces home. I bought a beautiful vintage Baker table for a steal in the spring. I also found a 72" round Baker dining table at a used office furniture store…you wouldn't believe the price if I told you! Good luck!

  2. oh i just love that octagonal one – what a unique piece.

    i just have to tell you – there is a GREAT round table at World Market right now, that is lime washed with a zinc top and i think its WAY WAY too great for the price ($399 i think??). It might be TOO small, but something to check out.

  3. The arches of the octagon table remind me of the arches in your built in bookshelf project, which makes me think you could build your dream table:)! I can't wait to see how the room comes together with whatever table you end up choosing:)!

  4. I looooove the Octagon table. For a round table I would look on etsy or craigslist for a sheaf of wheat dining table. You can also try http://www.1stdibs.com. I have the coffee table version made classic by Chanel.

    http://designfluff.blogspot.com/2012/10/coco-chanel-and-yves-st-laurent-loved.html

    I think Nate Berkus had someone on that had the dining room version. She has a square glass top but you could always switch it out for a round glass top.

    http://www.chicagohomemag.com/Chicago-Home/January-February-2008/The-Apprentices/index.php?cparticle=2&siarticle=1

  5. I'm so glad you posted this. We are about to move to our new house and the one downside is the dining room is smaller. Which means my favorite 100 year old farmhouse table and chairs won't fit. I've been thinking about a round table as well. I'm excited to see what you decide and everyone's suggestions!

  6. You guys are all a bunch of enablers!! I've been thinking about trying to DIY the Widdicomb table, but I'm really not that great of a carpenter. I just might do it though! I guess the most I'd lose is some time and about $100 in wood?

  7. It's funny that the two tables you're loving are so different: one has no legs and the other has tons. I looked into having something like a Saarinen table made for our kitchen. You can buy bases from a variety of places and have a top made by any countertop place. If you go the marble route be careful that it's not too top heavy- really be mindful of the weight and center of gravity.

  8. It's funny that the two tables you're loving are so different: one has no legs and the other has tons. I looked into having something like a Saarinen table made for our kitchen. You can buy bases from a variety of places and have a top made by any countertop place. If you go the marble route be careful that it's not too top heavy- really be mindful of the weight and center of gravity.

  9. I was just thinking I'd be careful of the West Elm table if you are wanting to put 6 chairs around it. The one pictured looks like it would fit 4 comfortably, but it gets annoying eating with a table leg between your legs!

  10. The Robsjohn-Gibbings table is my dream dining table too, and like Beth I always thought it could be DIY'd pretty easily. Oh man, if anyone can pull it off, you can. DO IT!!

  11. Jenny, eBay has a McGuire Round bamboo table that you might like… I recently bought the same one at a local resale shop but with a much larger top, and it's gorgeous. I do agree w others, that your dream table is a total DIY- if anyone can build it, it's you!

  12. i am super obsessed with jonathan adler's $$$ nixon dining table, especially in brass and marble. the walnut top is nice, too.

  13. I hope the saarian worked out for you,otherwise there is no harm in buying a filler, as you say. You can always re-sell it. i bought a craigslist "filler." Its not a dream table or anything, but it is a 60" round with 2 extentions. (and it was $60) It has been in my dining area untouched, because i am unsure what to do….but something must be done. Here it is if you'd like to take a look..I would love your opinion…ill probably just copy off you anyway! im so glad you want a round table:)
    http://cindyjespinoza.blogspot.com/2012/04/dining-room-dreaming-and-new-craigslist.html

  14. oh go on, build another piece of furniture if your spare time :)

    or you might find something round on craigslist (as you well know). we found a perfect old round clawfoot that seats 4 without leaves and 12+ with leaves in. I reupholstered the chairs in some navy zebra fabric I bought from you to update the look.

    good luck in your endeavor!

  15. You guys are all a bunch of enablers!! I've been thinking about trying to DIY the Widdicomb table, but I'm really not that great of a carpenter. I just might do it though! I guess the most I'd lose is some time and about $100 in wood?

  16. Jenny, have you thought about having a local carpenter custom make the last table you posted??? I absolutely love it too!

  17. There's nothing like a round table for the family and you can always pull up another chair or stool for kiddies. We have my husband's grandmoher's table with a lazy Susan in the middle and i wouldn't trade it for anything. And I agree with having one made.

  18. The West Elm table looks like it won't be comfortable to sit around for more than 4. It's so not fun to spend time at a dinner table when you have a (table) leg between your legs. ;) Also, the arch might get in the way of Evie's tripp trapp…?!

    Loving the octagon table!! Please do try to DIY it!

  19. Nothing beats a round dining table for conversation! One of my favorites is Oly Studio's Luca table. Its gorgeous!

  20. Take the $100 you would have spent wasting your time and materials and put it towards having a professional custom woodworker make you the table. That table will be harder to DIY than it appears.

  21. I would really like around for my dining room also. I saw what I thought was a great idea at a model home. They took the white round from Ikea and use is as a base for a 60 in (or more) glass top. I really liked the look and with a space of 13 x 13 using a glass top would really open things up. I do have a picture and will try to upload it soon.

  22. My roommate and I have the table from West Elm that you are looking at, and we aren't big fans. The current finish scratches pretty easily, and when we assembled it, we over-tightened a bolt – when we turned it over, we could see the raised spot in the table where the bolt was starting to press up through.

    We got it super on sale, and usually cover it in something so it isn't a big deal for us, but I wanted to share since you're thinking about that table. Love the blog!

  23. Have you checked out the Lucca table by Oly? It comes in a 60".You have a lot on your plate. I don't know why all those people act like building a table is no big deal.i'm convinced you are capable of anything but you might kill yourself trying to do it all.
    MD

  24. Love Love Love the octagon tables but don't really think they are practical in a casual dining room setting. All those legs would drive me crazy trying to fit extra benches and chairs in when you have lots of guests. I say, the less legs the better…

  25. I have a round table that unfortunately does not fit in my new folia. I need to sell to buy an L-shaped desk. Check it out it's an actual wagon wheel transformed into a table that seats four comfortably. thefolia.com

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