Round dining tables are both practical and beautiful, and when crafted from oak timber, they not only look incredible in the home but also last a lifetime.
In fact, when it comes to the best timber for a round dining table, oak is a serious contender for several good reasons. For starters, it’s ultra-tough and stands up beautifully to the wear and tear (and toddlers) of family life. Oak also tolerates a great deal of weight, making it a fabulous choice for tables with heavy centrepieces. And then there’s its exquisite natural grain that brings warmth and natural beauty to your living and dining space.
Ready to set the scene for years of family meals? Take a tour through our shortlist of Australia’s best round oak tables that are both beautiful and durable.
Why choose a solid oak dining table?
- Timelessness – Sold oak oozes natural charm and never goes out of fashion. In fact, it fits in perfectly in most homes, old or new.
- Durability – Seriously tough, this wood takes bumps, everyday knocks and the odd crash from running kids all in its stride. It doesn’t chip and lasts a lifetime.
- Unique grains – Not only are the natural grains one-of-a-kind, but they’re a reminder of the sheer beauty of nature.
- Strength – Got a seriously heavy centrepiece? It’s no problem for this tough hardwood.
- Easy maintenance – Not a fan of polishing? Don’t fret, oak doesn’t need a lot of love to look like a million bucks. One wax or polish every year should do it.
11 Best Round Oak Dining Tables In Australia
Whether you’re after a table for entertaining or your daily meals, you’re sure to find the perfect piece of dining furniture in this list of favourites.
Built from American oak for a lifetime of family get-togethers, the Bronte measures 150cm and celebrates the natural beauty of wood grains. It comes with your choice of a natural, white or black underframe and totally looks the part in contemporary homes.
As its name suggests, the Piccolo is perfectly proportioned for brekky nooks and smaller kitchens. It comes with angled struts for extra support and features solid wood legs and a smooth oak veneer tabletop.
Crafted from high-grade solid American oak, the hardwearing Magnus measures 130cm and seats up to six people easily. It’s also available in a 100cm option as well as other shapes. (But it’s very hard to go past round!)
Utterly timeless and expertly crafted, the Provincial boasts a solid oak tabletop and a ‘distressed-look’ frame in a choice of black or white. Ticking the boxes of French Provincial and Hamptons living, it easily seats six adults.
Exquisitely made in Indonesia, the round Iluka oak dining table uniquely offers comfortable seating AND extra storage! The rattan cupboards encourage airflow and the round base brings smoothness to your casual, breezy space.
Created by the Bent House Studio for Huset, the Copenhagen table in European oak Huset screams Scandi simplicity. It comes in a choice of 120cm or 150cm and seats up to eight people – plus a few extra little ones.
Packed with Scandi vibes, the Chester dining table measures 120cm and uses solid Tasmanian oak for its legs and top. It’s part of a bigger range that includes a console and TV unit. This one comes flat-packed for self-assembly.
Elegant and contemporary, the Otis by Jardan celebrates soft curves and modern living. Both the table top and legs use sustainably sourced solid oak available in a selection of different finishes. Also available with a travertine top for a luxe look.
If it’s dark tones you’re after, the Leeton by April & Oak is just the ticket. It measures 150cm in diameter and has a sturdy 4cm tabletop guaranteed to see you and the family through years of laughs and home-cooked meals. Also available in white.
Inspired by the beauty of trees, the Kora Dining Table features an oak base reminiscent of a tree trunk. Lovely curves mean absolutely no sharp edges (great if young kids are in the house) and the undulating shape of the base offers gorgeous light and shade. it measures one metre in diameter and requires a little bit of assembly to set up.
With room to comfortably seat eight people, the 180cm Connor dining table offers true versatility. It’s finished with natural wax and has a solid oak top that shows off the gorgeous inherent grains. From fancy dinners to casual dining, this one’s a winner.
Tips For Buying A Round Dining Table
So you’re sold on oak, but still not sure how to pick your new round table. Ask yourself these questions and you’ll be much closer to the best table for your family and your space.
What’s your room size?
Your table needs to be the right size for your space. Also, keep in mind there needs to be around 90cm of space between the edge of the table and the wall to be able to pull chairs out. If you can only fit a smaller table, consider a buffet or nesting side tables for extra surface space when it’s needed.
How big is your guest list?
How many people will sit at the table regularly? Is it an occasional table for a few people or an everyday table for the whole family?
Is versatility important?
Do you need your dining table to double as a desk? Perhaps a kids’ play table? If so, make sure the surface is nice and flat rather than textured.
Take into account future renovations
Are you planning a new kitchen in the foreseeable future? Perhaps a redesign of your living and dining areas? If you want your table to stand the test of time, go for something versatile that will suit your new surroundings.
Which brings us to …
Consider your interior style
Are you going for a contemporary look, a farmhouse vibe or a classy 1950s theme complete with mid-century chairs and decor? While paint colour, floor coverings and carpentry play a large role in establishing a theme, furniture really brings it to life. So, take into account the best colours, shapes and materials for your desired style.
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