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6 Best Wood Dining Tables Perfect for Holiday Gatherings

by Ann Louisa

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At a Glance

Walker’s Furniture Dining Room Table

How to Care for a Wood Dining Table

Why Trust Walker Furniture & Mattress?

Whether you are about to host your first holiday feast or want to give your dining room a refresh before the holiday season, would dining tables with extensions are invaluable. A solid wood dining table is an investment that will serve your family well for 10-15 years. It is well worth it, and there are options within every budget.

Walker’s Furniture Audry Dining Table

Audry brown wood table

The Audry wood dining table from Walker’s Furniture in Nevada is an affordable but durable option. It is constructed of solid wood, engineered wood, and birch veneers, with a rustic brown finish. The separate extension leaf adds 24” to the length of the table to extend it from a round wood dining table with 4 seats to an oval dining table with 6 place settings.

Specs and features:

  • Width (diameter) 48 inches
  • Length (with leaf) 72 inches
  • Height 30 inches
  • Weight 99 pounds (easy 2 person carry)
  • Price: $599.99

The Audry wood dining table is best suited for a colonial, transitional, or contemporary dining area. It is a great option for small open concept kitchens. The round table without the leaf fits neatly in a dining nook, and an open dining room allows the table to easily extend another 2 feet when needed.

This wood dining table has a very simple design that offers a clean backdrop for your favorite dining table decor. A rectangular table cloth can be used on the extended oval table as long as it isn’t too large.

Walker’s Furniture Joanna Wood Dining Table

brown and white joanna dining table

Another affordable option, the Joanna wood dining table is constructed of hardwood solids and Acacia veneers. Its best feature is the drawer at the head of the table. The drop in 16 inch expansion leaf isn’t technically enough for added place settings, but if you decrease shared space on either end of the table it does allow for two more place settings.

Specs and features:

  • Width 40 inches
  • Length 64 inches
  • Extended Length 80 inches
  • Height 30 inches
  • Weight 134.2 pounds
  • Price: $599.99

The Joanna wood dining table set is completed when you purchase the two side benches designed to work with the table with or without the extension in place. Side chairs and arm chairs are also available.

This wood dining table is designed for a contemporary styling of the traditional farmhouse interior design. The two-tone white legs and trim with brown table top is perfect for the popular country home aesthetic. It also works in eclectic dining rooms.

Walker’s Furniture Denver Wood Dining Table with Extension

rustic style wood dining table

The trestle wood table from Walker Furniture’s Denver collection blends traditional hardwood with industrial metal accents. It is a heavy table made of select hardwoods and thick spruce veneers. There are 2 self-storing extension leaves of about 28 inches each.

Specs and features:

  • Length: 42.5 inches
  • Length with both extension leaves 99 inches
  • Height: 30 inches
  • Weight 238 pounds
  • Price: $1299.99

The Denver wood dining table works well in rustic, farmhouse, or industrial dining rooms. Keep in mind that if you want to be able to extend the table to its fullest you will need to have at least 30 inches on every side when the table is in use. Minimum dining room size for this wood dining table is 14x16, or 14x18 if you expect to have other furniture like a sideboard.

Walker’s Furniture Denver Dining Table - Counter Height

counter height rustic wood dining table

The Denver counter height wood dining table does not come with an extension leaf, but it does have some great features. It has the same design style as the Denver trestle dining table above, with the same woods and industrial metal trim.  

Specs and features:

  • Square counter-height table seats 4
  • Height 36 inches
  • Heavy base
  • Lower shelf for décor or bags

The taller height of this Denver dining table is great for small dining rooms. Also called pub height, the countertop table is just high enough to accommodate larger diners. The lower basket can be used by visitors to stash bags while dining or to easily swap décor for serving dishes. Pair with counter-height dining chairs or pub bar stools.

Walker Furniture’s Flayberm Dining Table Counter Height

Flayberm wood dining table

If you’re looking for a counter-height wood table with an extension leaf, the Flayberm counter-height dining table is a better option than the Denver counter-height table. It has one separate extension leaf of 18 inches to expand the table from 4 to 6 place settings. The style, design, and size of this pub height wood table is perfect for small open dining areas.

Specs and features:

  • Width 19.38 inches
  • Length 42 inches
  • Length with extension leaf 60 inches
  • Height 36 inches
  • Weight 136 pounds
  • Price: $599.99

Like the Denver table above, Flayberm counter-height dining table has a shelf beneath. It also has cube storage hidden by a door for additional storage of table décor or serving pieces. It works well in the rustic, farmhouse, or contemporary dining room. It is also a great table to add to the kitchen and use as an extra table or kids table when needed.

Walker’s Furniture Flayberm Dining Table with Self-Storing Leaf

flayberm dining table with self storing leaf

The other wood dining table from the Walker’s Furniture Flayberm collection is this classic and lightweight extendable dining table. The 18 inch butterfly leaf extension stores within the table itself so that it is always handy when needed. The engineered wood and veneers make this table both affordable and durable.

Specs and features:

  • Width 42 inches
  • Length 60 inches without leaf
  • Height 30.2 inches
  • Weight 149 pounds
  • Price $699.99

This wood dining table also fits well in rustic, farmhouse, country, and contemporary styles. You can also use this wood dining table in a traditional or transitional space. It seats up to 8, and has strong metal hardware. The engineered wood construction gives the table more stability than it might appear in pictures.

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How to Care for a Wood Dining Table

A solid wood dining table or a dining table with wood veneers requires careful cleaning and maintenance. You should never use harsh chemicals when cleaning the wood after meals or spills. Proper daily cleaning and routine maintenance will keep your wood dining table functional and looking beautiful.

How to Clean a Wood Dining Table Daily

Use microfiber cloths to wipe down the table and clean it between meals. You can use a mild soapy solution for daily cleaning as long as spills are cleaned up right away. If there is stubborn grime on the table, add vinegar to the solution to help loosen things up. Don’t forget to dust the legs and base of the table, as well as the sliding mechanisms for the extension leaf.

How to do a Thorough Cleaning Two or Three Times Per Year

Two or three times per year, more if you have smaller children that tend to be messy, you should do a thorough cleaning of every inch of your wood table. You definitely want to add vinegar to the solution in this instance. Use a plastic or hard silicone scraper to remove stuck on food and grime.

Take this opportunity to wipe down and detail the dining table extension leaf and all of the metal parts that make extending the table possible.

How to Re-Oil Wood Dining Tables At Least Once Per Year

You should re-oil your wood dining table once or twice per year. Oiling the wood protects it and restores is beautiful shine. Before applying linseed or tung oil, take a steel wool pad to impossible to remove food stains, burn marks, and cup rings. Sand the whole to a smooth surface, then reapply the oil to condition and protect it.

Why Trust Walker Furniture & Mattress?

Walker Furniture and Mattress has been providing incredible customer service and top furniture expertise to the Las Vegas area for over 67 years. This locally owned furniture store had humble beginnings as mattress builders in the Chicago area since the 1900’s which blossomed into a booming legacy of selling furniture and mattresses. in 1973, Deanne and Oscar Alterwitz purchased Walker Furniture from original owners, Ruth and George Walker.

Walker Furniture helps Las Vegas and Henderson home owners and renters find the best living room, dining, and bedroom furniture selections to complete their home. Complete with mattresses and patio or home office furniture, they invite you to see all that Walker Furniture has to offer for yourself!

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