Wednesday, January 28, 2015



Let's face it, the dining table is a very important feature in any home, big or small.  TV meals on your lap are OUT and sitting together as a family digesting dinner and your day are IN!  Below we give you the ultimate guide to buying a dining table that you will not only love, but that stands the test of time in classic style.

Colette with a client on the delivery day of their new table.

The dining table is the centrepiece of your dining room.  It must not only complement your decor, be a reflection of your own personal style and also withstand the test of time.

Your dining table is not just a surface to gather around for meals.
Choosing a beautiful table with substance can set the tone for the entire room.

Rectangular and round tables are time honoured choices that fit most dining room spaces.  Round tables promote easy flow conversations and rectangular tables accommodate lots of guest, especially when extended.

Square table crafted by Charcoal Interiors

If traditional is more your style, complement your decor with a classic table in a richer finish and carved legs (Johns specialty...and all crafted by hand)

The ideal table serves guests but doesn't over-stuff the room.  Fill a large room with a table that grounds the space.  Expert Tip:  Make the most of a small room with a modest table with extensions that can double its capacity

Customised by Charcoal Interiors to fit the dining room space
of this Circa 1800's Queenslander.

Elegance, sophistication and functionality.  The perfect combination.

How will you use your table?  If you regularly host large dinner parties then an extension table is worth thinking about.
Talk to us about extension tables.  Clunky lift out extension leaves are a thing of the past.  Our extension tables are crafted using a convenient design that no only is easy to use, but is aesthetically pleasing too!
This extension table has leaves that tuck away with discretion whilst also adding to
the beauty of the table.

Getting the right finish for your table is important.  Factors such as lifestyle, traffic areas and functionality all come into play.  Be sure to ask the experts for help with choices.  From sleep to the rustic finish, whilst still bringing out the natural grains in the timbers.

One of the benefits of having an on-site workshop is that you get to test drive different styles of tables.  Take a seat.  Get a feel for the height.  Look through the various timbers available and discuss the finishes.

Our Workshop Manager John doing what he does best

Get it home safely.  We make sure that you get the service you deserve from initial consultation to the finished product and delivery.  Some tables will require installation and our comprehensive service covers it all.

Wouldn't it be incredible to have dinner with Mother Theresa, or Princess Diana?  We had a bit of fun this week, and came up with our Top 3 people living or dead that we could invite to our dinner party and here's the results.


"Isaac Newton (because I was fascinated with him at school).  Gregory Peck..because, just because! and My Mother who is now passed but I would give anything to sit down with her again for a chat."


"Charles Eames (so I could pick his brain), Bob Dylan for a cool vibe and Jackie Onassis for style tips and interesting conversation.


"Robin Williams (to break the awkward silences), John Lennon..because hello?? John Lennon! and John Williams the classical guitarist for the entertainment:


"John Lennon (because same as above), Elvis Presley and Freddie Mercury for a wonderful blend of entertainment and conversation" 

Contact us on 07 38526002

Visit us in the showroom and workshop at 41 Brookes St. Fortitude Valley. Brisbane.

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  • Function of the Table

    Think about how you use the dining table. If you host the entire family for Thanksgiving, you'll want a table that expands with leaves. If quiet conversation fits your dining habits, choose a round table that allows everyone to see each other and converse easily. Square or round tables offer ultimate flexibility -- intimate when closed yet accommodating when expanded into a rectangle or o

  • Contemporary Squares

    Choose a square table for a more unique, modern look. For versatility, watch for a rectangle table that transforms into a square by adding the leaf down the length of the table.

  • Contemporary Squares

    Choose a square table for a more unique, modern look. For versatility, watch for a rectangle table that transforms into a square by adding the leaf down the length of the table.
  • Classic Shapes extended with a leaf or