It’s not easy to find high quality but affordable tables for your home. Whether for a living area or a dining room; there are so many types available. So, what is going to be the perfect choice for your home? A dining table, coffee table, side table, bistro or console table? We have a huge range of beautiful Industrial inspired home furniture here at IronFire. Read on and we’ll tell you all about you the five types of tables in our range!
Five Types of Tables For Your Home Available at IronFireIronFire makes tables that you can specify in a huge range of colours. Our tables are extremely versatile pieces of furniture. They are long lasting and can be used inside and outdoors. We make everything here in the UK, using only sustainable materials. Then we deliver to you directly from us. To give you an idea of which tables you should consider getting, here are the five main types of tables from IronFire:
Bistro Tables For The Home ↵A Bistro table has one central leg and is sometimes called a pedestal table. It allows more people to sit around it so it’s an idea solution for the smaller area. Ironfire Bistro, pedestal tables are very stable. You’ll find them in restaurants and bars and saving space in smaller homes! Our Bistro tables come in a lot of designs and have an individual, contemporary crossed with industrial theme. These beautiful bistro tables will add a touch of elegance and rustic appeal to your home. Rectangular or square bistro tables come in three sizes, with multiple options of finishes and colours. There are over 200 colours, so you’re sure to discover what style suits your home’s interior style. Ironfire also offers excellent quality bistro tables suitable for any Outdoor area with long lived UV stable finishes. Whether it be for the patio or outside small dining areas these will fit into your garden perfectly. Don’t to forget to look at our Chairs, planters and firepits too!
Coffee Tables For Your Home ↵Coffee tables are just a generic name that has stuck for years. Our tables aren’t solely for coffee but are side tables and low tables that make any living room more homely and practical. you can, of course, place your coffee and other plants, decorations or trinkets on their top and they have a shelf for books and magazines etc. These tables are 435mm tall and you can choose from many square or rectangular sizes, though other manufacturers make round coffee tables too! Once you have chosen your Coffee table then why not also chose matching or complimentary side tables to go next to your settee or to put your TV and devices on? You can also choose higher 800mm tables from our Console range as required. What makes IronFire’s range of coffee tables an amazing buy is its mix of strength and beauty. These industrial-style coffee tables last forever complement many types of seating and make a fantastic statement piece to make warm and natural living areas. There are so many different size and decorative finishes you can choose from with an IronFire coffee table. We give you the freedom to get exactly what you want so let us make you a truly unique piece that we promise you will think is totally amazing.
Console Tables For Your Home ↵Console tables are beautiful tables that can be used as a hall table or a side table for your dining table or perhaps even a table for your favorite Gins. We have made them for a huge range of uses both indoors and out and they are a perfect place for decor items and accessories. They work particularly well under one of our mirrors too. Console tables traditionally are narrow tables that stand against a wall but IronFire makes them so much more. That means you can order them from 350mm to 2400mm square and lots of sizes in between. It just depends how you want your room to look. Once you know your size then choose your colours and decorative effect and then if you want a toughened glass top, or not? The choice is all yours! Console tables from IronFire are made with quality materials, and we believe that a piece of IronFire should last forever, so we keep all easy replace parts in stock and if you ever want to change your table top colours – no problem. Just let us know. Furthermore, they have less expensive prices so you can save up for other furniture while still getting a good console table to use and admire at the house.
Dining Tables For Your Home ↵Traditionally people choose a table for their dining room and then put a lot of upright chairs around it. It’s not comfortable and it’s hardly ever used. IronFire changes all of that. Our industrial and contemporary twist tables come in lots of sizes and endless colours and finishes. We make it simple to choose something that blends in with your dining room décor and to create a room you’ll want to enjoy and eat in. Paired with our comfortable chairs that are designed for both dining and then chilling out with friends and family we are all about memorable meals! IronFire makes unique wooden table tops with various finishes. Each table top has the individual patterns of whirls and knots so one table is never the same from another. Oak finishes offer a gorgeous traditional finish, whilst burnt Douglas Fir colour options and effects make your dining table look bold and truly the centre of attention! Made of sustainably sourced British products your guests will love your unique statement piece Whether it’s outdoors or indoor dining, you know IronFire’s dining tables can last and last whilst maintaining their fresh, natural looks.
Garden Tables For Home ↵We know that your garden furniture is just as important as your inside furniture. You want your entire environment to look beautiful. IronFire can be used outside as well and paired with our custom-made quick-change covers will last for a very long time. Now you can take advantage as soon as the sun comes out with attractive, comfortable garden tables and chairs that complement your planting. IronFire is therefore the perfect way to complement your garden. Not only beautiful and elegant but weatherproof and low maintenance. Pubs and restaurants choose our garden tables for their robustness as well as their style.
Wrapping It UpShopping for furniture online doesn’t need to be risky as long as you do the right research. IronFire offer a wide range of products that complement each other o help our customers out in getting what they want for their home at irresistible prices. Do you have any questions or want to share your tips and experiences when purchasing tables and other furniture online? Then do comment below, your thoughts are much appreciated!
A dining table can be the heart of the home; a place to gather to eat, drink and play games with family and friends whether lively and loud or reserved and polite. (No prizes for guessing which of these my get-togethers resemble!). Varying in size and shape, purchasing a dining table for these spaces can be quite an arduous decision which requires a lot of research and discussion, not to mention the fact that very rarely are dining tables an impulse buy simply due to the cost of purchasing one that is not what we call “fast furniture” (blog here). Bearing this in mind, we have put together some ideas to help you choose the right table for you, to make sure that you spend your money wisely on a piece of furniture that will serve you well for years to come….
- For longevity, try to stay away from thick veneer and aim for real wood. Veneer will lift up over time and move away from the table, and a good ways of telling if the table is made of veneer is if visible seams can be seen. Real wood is always a better option, both for aesthetics and longevity.
- Measure your room well – this may seem obvious but you need to take into account if the table will be living in the kitchen, dining or living room; if it is going to be in the way of general everyday traffic and therefore needs to be pushed against a wall, or if it will be permanent and therefore needs enough room to be able to negotiate around. As a general rule, if you leave around 50 inches of space between the back of the chairs and the wall, you should be ok!
- Don’t discount outdoor materials – these can look rustic, be hardwearing as well as being fire and UV resistant. Maybe draw the line at a plastic picnic table though, unless your guests are really messy eaters!
- It’s not likely that you’ll be in a position to be updating your dining table as often as other easily interchangeable interior pieces in your home, so see it as a key piece and try to spend as much as you are able on it with the view that it is a long term investment.
- Do you have children? Lots of parties or events? Look at getting a glass protective top to give you even more life and usage out of it, which also saves you having to cover it with a tablecloth for protection.
- Don’t be constrained by chairs – why stick to 8 of the same matching chairs when there are so many opportunities to change it up. Use a combination of different chairs with a variety of backs, colours, materials and arms, or even use a bench or two which can be super practical if you need to push these away to create more space, or fit more little bottoms onto!
- Colour is a great way of injecting life into your living space, but bear in mind that trends change quickly. Use a classic colour such as red or green if you are sure you want colour, or just stick to a classic wood. Black however is a colour that never really goes out of fashion and will complement everything.
- How many people do you need to allow for? As a rule, people will comfortably need 60cm each, or 70cm if the chairs have arms. Use this measurement to make sure you can fit everyone that you want around your table.
- Dining Tables are large products. When you have decided on one, make sure that a home delivery option is available, as well as checking if you have to assemble the table yourself or this is also a service that the retailer offers.
It’s not often that something that you can use inside of your house will also work outside. The practicality of an industrial style piece of furniture for example, that looks great enough to have in your dining room but also is strong and durable enough to be taken out onto your patio or veranda when the weather is nice enough to entertain the thought of dining al fresco.
This is one of the reasons that our industrial handmade furniture has been made to work in both environments. To be diverse enough to look great when you’re entertaining inside, but also with the toughness to be able to withstand the weather so that if nice enough, your dining room table can be taken outside without having to worry about the rain making the top bow and ruining something that is too expensive to be able to replace regularly.
The galvanised steel used in the manufacture of our chairs and table bases has been coated with a textured anthracite finish which is robust and will not corrode. The sustainably sourced Douglas Fir used for the wooden tops of the tables can be given a coating of two-part epoxy resin which increases the longevity; and a glass top (an optional extra on all of our tables) will enhance this even further.
While the cotton covers of the cushions on our chairs for inside will not be suitable for use in the garden if it rains, the material used for the garden cushions is UV stable so do not have to be kept out of direct sunlight, and are also stain proof and water resistant for times of surprise showers or spillages.
We like the idea of taking the inside outside and vice versa, and the industrial design of our furniture always bears this in mind. With the new trend of interior design in the garden simply being an extension of your style inside your home, and bringing the outside inside, (see our Pinterest board for some ideas and inspiration on this) IronFire furniture can help to make this a reality.
We can make sure that the size of your inside and garden dining area does not constrain you either. For bigger spaces, our event table is perfect; whereas our smaller bistro table is ideal for a more restricted patio or breakfast room. Both are available in different sizes and colours to suit.
Attainable, affordable and without constraints. That’s how to be more IronFire.
We know it’s a bit of a cliché and rolled out regularly, but at IronFire we really do believe in caring for the environment and leaving as small a carbon footprint as we possibly can. Many factors come into play when staying on the right side of the environment, and while all of our products are all designed and built in the United Kingdom thus reducing our carbon emissions, one of the most important things to us is the use of sustainable wood in our table tops. We produce these using Douglas Fir; a strong, British grown tree that has come from a well-managed plantation. The growth of the trees is controlled to ensure minimal disruption to wildlife, and buying from a source like this means that many of the forests in the EU are growing as fast as they are being cut down. Buying sustainable wood not only helps the environment for generations to come, but also means that you are not aiding the disruption of the forests abroad in places like Brazil. The logging in these countries can not only destroy the forest itself but also the habitats of the wildlife and the indigenous people who make it their home. Illegal wood trading can encourage human rights abuse and leave trees on the endangered list such as certain teaks and mahoganies. Moving on from trees to something less green and woody, planned obsolescence is the manipulation of the production of an item to give it a limited lifespan. It therefore becomes broken or useless after a short period of time; the idea being that sales will be regenerated when purchasing the said item’s replacement. The consumer trend for planned obsolescence has caused a rise in the dumping of unwanted, broken products as they break quickly so are replaced due to necessity, or upgraded to the latest model. How many people have a drawer full of old mobile phones or see fly-tipping increasing? I know in the rural area where I live it’s certainly causing a problem with old mattresses, chairs and other unwanted household items piling up on the roadside and in the woods. While planned obsolescence has it’s place as a consumer model, it is also responsible for global warming and waste as products are mass produced and replaced. Therefore, the longevity of a product is also very relevant to it’s impact on the global environment as a whole. So what should you look for if you want your furniture to be environmentally friendly? Sustainable wood from FSC approved sources; something that is made and distributed from the country that you live in; and a product that has been made with quality workmanship and materials to ensure that you will not be replacing it on a regular basis are all factors to be taking into consideration. We like fresh air and we like trees. And we make our products with a craftsmanship that means that they will definitely last longer than your mobile phone! That’s how we strive to be more IronFire.