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8 of the best wooden dining tables

Do you want to buy a new wooden dining table, but are unsure about what sort of wood to go for and what the options are? In this article, I’ll help you overcome any uncertainties and explore different types of dining tables, to give you a better idea of what your options are.

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What is the most durable dining table material?


Hard wood (i.e. oak, maple and walnut) is renowned for being extremely hard-wearing, providing you look after it, which includes immediately mopping up any spills before they seep into the wood and oiling it once a year.


However, if you’re not keen on the wooden look and want something that looks more contemporary, quartz and glass are two durable alternatives that will also last you for years.


What’s more, unlike wood, they’re non-porous, which means they aren’t prone to absorbing dining table stains, such as wine, coffee and oil, like wood does. And while quartz and glass tables can get scratched, they’re less prone to being scratched than wood, providing you take extra care or cover them when using them.


Is teak a good material for dining tables?

Yes it is because teak is a hard wood, just like oak, maple and walnut. Due to its rich colour and visible grain, teak is a popular wood of choice among furniture-makers. It can also withstand extreme temperatures (both hot and cold), making it a popular material for outdoor furniture.  


8 of the best wooden dining tables


Here are my top dining table picks to give you some inspiration:

1. Aruba 1.8 Dining Table


Offering a contemporary look with solid sheesham wood top and black iron frame, the Aruba Dining Table combines the best of traditional and modern design.


Measuring at 1.8m, it has ample space to fit 6 guests comfortably.

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Aruba 1.8m Dining Table | Aruba Furniture Range | ScS
Was £ 1,199
Was £ 1,199

Now only £ 1,099

£ 30.53 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

2. Temple Extending Dining Table


Boasting a two-tone design, with a soft grey base and solid veneered top, the Temple Extending Dining Table offers contemporary dining and a practical design with a butterfly extension - perfect for hosting dinner parties. 

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Temple Extending Dining Table | Temple Furniture Range | ScS

Only £ 689

£ 19.14 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

3. Marylebone Dining Table


Striking and sleek, this Marylebone Dining Table is a real showstopper of a dining table. A bold black acacia frame and slightly angled legs expertly contrast against the oak finish top.


It can also be purchased with or without a matching bench that’s designed to slot perfectly under the table, making it an excellent space-saver.

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Marylebone Dining Table | Marylebone Furniture Range | ScS
Was £ 499
Was £ 499

Now only £ 399 .99

£ 11.11 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

4. Canberra 1.6m Dining Table


Made from sustainable, reclaimed pine, the Canberra Dining Table offers an environmentally-friendly dining option.


Featuring an attractive criss cross design, the Canberra brings a rustic and relaxed look, particularly when paired with the matching bench.  


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Canberra 1.6m Dining Table | Canberra Furniture Range | ScS
Was £ 769
Was £ 769

Now only £ 569 .99

£ 15.83 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

5. Cruz 1.25m Extending Dining Table


Featuring all the rustic features you could possibly want, e.g. chunky legs, traditional joints and exposed wood grain, this Cruz table is available in four different sizes, which can all be extended.


There are also eight different styles of chairs to choose from so I'm confident you'll find the perfect match. 

Only £ 549 .99

£ 15.28 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

6. Cruz 1.5m Extending Circular Dining Table


A circular version of the rectangular table in the Cruz furniture range, this extendable dining table offers the same rustic charm in circular style. 

Only £ 649 .99

£ 18.06 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

Wood effect dining tables 


Wood-effect dining tables bring a perfect blend of rustic charm and modern aesthetics to the dining space, adding warmth and character to your home.


Here are a couple of my top picks:

7. Putney Dining Table 


Featuring clean lines and a warm walnut veneer finish, the Putney Dining Table offers a traditional yet elegant dining experience.


Pair with the coordinating grey upholstered chairs for a modern finish. 

Only £ 499

£ 13.86 a month for 3 years | 0% APR

8. Islington Dining Table


A perfect infusion of timeless design and a striking walnut effect finish, the Islington range will effortlessly bring a touch of rustic charm to any dining space.

Only £ 399

£ 11.08 a month for 3 years | 0% APR


If you're inspired and are still on the hunt for a wooden dining table I recommend you explore our complete list of dining tables, offering a full range of sizes. From traditional to modern, or rustic with a contemporary twist, there's plenty of options to choose from, and I hope you've found the inspiration to discover the perfect dining table.

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Ashleigh Ellis

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Director of Upholstery & Furniture

at ScS

25th January 2024

Having been a part of the ScS family for over two years, Ashleigh is intricately woven into the fabric of the upholstery world, a legacy she inherited from a lineage of Manufacturing Directors within her family. Ashleigh's journey spans manufacturing, upholstery suppliers, and furniture retail across 23 years, and her expertise is only enriched by her lifetime of passion and knowledge. Balancing her professional life in Doncaster, she's a proud mom to two teenagers and two playful mini sausage dogs. To Ashleigh, upholstery holds a special place in her heart which is why she actively advocates for inspiring younger generations to consider the upholstery manufacturing industry. Her dedication and first-hand insights breathe life into every sofa she encounters.