Tables! A piece of furniture which is widely used from centuries in various forms, be it wooden or be it a rock or stone to plastic and all other metals. Modern tables and all other furniture which was produced after the 19th century are referred as ‘Modern Furniture’.
A table is widely used for many aspects like serving food, knives and forks during meals or writing a book or working on computer and many other day to day chores. Keeping in mind today’s modern world, the tables are been designed in a different form and are also used for different purposes. Though traditionally tables were used for writing and having meals, it has surpassed its old roles.
Following are the variety of modern tables:
- Dining tables – These kinds of tables are mostly used for dining or having meals. The modernized version of this table can also come in the form of a folding table which converts a large table to a small table which can be used for other purposes.
- Folding tables – Folding tables come with more storage options and are more convenient and hence are effectively portable. Many options with regards to material are available like plastic, metal, wood, etc. Many types of folding tables are available in the market like: card table, general use table, Banquet table, ironing table etc.
- Trestle table – It is mostly like a picnic table where the legs of the table are joined to the table top. It is very helpful for having meals in a group.
- Bedside tables – These are small tables with small storage say it a drawer, only for night lamps or night stands and alarm clocks or personal stuff.
- Gate leg tables – This type of table is mostly used in England wherein the top of the table is hinged to legs which can be folded when not required.
- Coffee tables – This is a kind of table normally found in each and every house these days. It has become an integral part of home décor as a sofa set cannot get complete without a coffee table. Previously only wooden coffee tables were available but now even metal tables are available with storage cabinets.
- Drafting tables – The drafting tables are highly used by the Architects and the painters. They are basically used to drafting documents, writing or sketching. The modern drafting table comes with a small expansion of a table from the end using it as desk and also has a clip which prevents paper from falling off.
Though there are many more types of tables that are used, these are the few types of modern tables which are highly used all around the world.