The right pub table can really set the tone of your space and bring in the finishing touch you want to achieve. As a general rule, certain styles will lend themselves to particular materials. If you are looking for a traditional style for your room, consider a table with a rich wood finish and chairs with leather details. If you are looking for a more modern piece, a chrome-legged table and a high-gloss tabletop could be the perfect fit. A finely tapered leg and fabric covered seating would easily belong in a more transitionally styled home.
The many uses of pub tables
Pub tables are great opportunities for adding a relaxed spot for interaction and conversation in a small footprint of space. They are a resting spot for a good drink and a place to converse outside of a large group, while still participating in a particular event or occasion. It is also a place where you can indulge in hobby crafting of espresso, wines, or spirits depending on your particular tastes. Their added height gives a particular vantage point and adds to the overall feel of your space.
Popular pub table finishes
Bringing pub or bar tables into your home can be overwhelming when it comes to the variety of finishes and materials you have choose from. One of the best ways to narrow down your choices is to figure out the function you expect the pub table to have and the overall mood you want to convey. A rattan/woven set of pub tables and chairs will have a relaxed feel, whereas a wrought iron bistro table might have a French cafe vibe, and a stainless steel table will have a distinct modern look. The finishes often directly correlate to the type of style you are looking for in your pub set.
A: The standard height for a bar or pub table varies between 40 and 42 inches, which is higher than a standard cupboard at 36 inches. It can vary by style and manufacturer. There are a few bar tables that can be adjusted up or down, which can give you some flexibility on how you design around it and the height of the chairs you would need.
A: Most pub tables have a smaller tabletop for intimate seating. In general they are made for two chairs, but some of are made for a dining set and can seat four or more. Look for larger table top dimensions if you are hoping to accommodate groups larger than two, and have the elbow room you need.
Q: If a pub table is a certain height, how tall should the chairs be to match?
A: The best height for chairs at a pub table should be in the range between 28 and 36 inches for the seat - depending on the height of the pub table. You don't want it too low to and feel awkward or give the sense that the table is too close to your chin, nor do you want your legs to feel trapped under the table. A good rule of thumb is to take the height of your table and subract 10 inches.
A: Pub tables are certainly not out of style, especially with so many connoisseurs of wine, craft brews, or malted drinks. There is a social and cultural interest in creating home brewed drinks and often people are dedicating an entire room or space in their home towards these endeavors. Having the right table to enjoy this activity goes right along with having the perfect glass. They will never go out of style for those that are tall!
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