Dining tables are very commonly used furniture and are found in almost every house. It is a type of table around which people sit to have their meals. The tables can be made of different materials. It can be made of wood or wrought iron or plastic. Nowadays one can also find a glass dining table.
The dining tables can be of various shapes. It can be rectangular, square or oval. Most dining tables are oval in shape. Oval tables are easier to use as more people can sit in an oval one than a rectangular table of the same size. As already mentioned tables are made up different materials. In the earliest examples of dining tables, one can find they were made of wood. These dining tables used to very big in size, which could accommodate a maximum number of fifty people. These were the typical 17th century tables which were mostly oval in shape and had many legs. These tables were so large that it would not have been possible to carry them around; so they were made in such a way that one can fold it and then carry it. At those times glass dining table was still a fair way to go.
Even before the wooden tables and way before the glass dining table the Egyptians used tables made from stone or stone platforms on which they kept their food and drinks. The Greeks and the Romans also used tables that were mainly used for eating and those were made of marble and metals like bronze and silver alloys. From stones to marble to bronze and metal alloys to wood, the human race has come a long way to stumble upon the glass dining table.
Coming to present time dining tables are generally made of mahogany or some other kind of hardwood. For futuristic appeal one can encompass metal, but real beauty comes when there is a table made of glass sitting in the middle of your dining space.
So if you have been meaning to buy a new dining table or replace your old one this is the best time to buy as many furniture companies are selling their dining tables at a very good price. Whether wood, wrought iron or glass, this is the best time of the year. But it is highly recommendable that you think of buying a glass dining table. Glass dining tables can be of many different sizes and you can buy the size that is suitable for your place. Shapes that are available are round, oval and square and can be made of clear glass or colored glass. Tables with black glasses are also available.