Buying a Square Dining Table

One of my most favorite pieces of furniture in my home is my square dining table. Many people tell me I was lucky to get such a fine dining room table at such a good price, but was it really luck? The truth is that this was not the first dining room table that I looked at (in fact I looked at almost 50).

While this did take a while, I always had a vision of what I wanted (and I was determined to get value for money) so it was well worth it.

If you too are looking for the perfect square dining table set for your home you must be prepared to go through this, but the good news for you is that it’s now easier than ever to find the right square dining table for you thanks to the magic of the internet and the fact that you can now look at hundreds of different pieces of furniture all at the touch of a button (whereas in the old days you’d have to collect catalogues and trawl around furniture stores).


So what do you need to look for when browsing? There are a few key things you need to keep your eyes open for when looking for a quality square dining table:

  • Take the time to sit down at the table you’re looking at get a feel for how comfortable it is and whether it’s the right height for you (taking into account the chair you’re sitting on).
  • Next, check to see if the square dining room table is solid and whether it feels stable or not. To test this, give it a bit of a shake (nothing too hard) to see if it wobbles at all. Avoid tables that squeak loudly or that move about too much.
  • If the dining tables you’re looking at are second hand be ruthless about checking their condition. Imagine you’re buying a second hand car instead of a table. Look around it for any major scratches or signs of wear and tear. Look to see if there are any obvious glue marks or screw holes where pieces have come off and had to be put back on, since this indicates a sign of weakness in square dining tables.
  • Don’t get overly emotionally attached to any table until you’ve done all of these checks or you could be in for a disappointment.