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What are Different Types of Tables and for What Purpose They are Used

Table & Chairs

By Syed ImranPublished 3 years ago 3 min read

There are fancy and casual both categories in tables and chairs. Tables and chairs come separately also, which are sometimes for the use of studying. There are different sizes in tables and chairs. You should first check which size will suit your house the best, and then buy it.

We put things and organize our tables to make them look good. When chairs come with the table, it is called a Dining Table, because we have lunch, breakfast, teatime and dinner on it.

What are Tables?

Tables are usually supported by 4, 2 or 1 leg beneath them. They are used for putting things on them. There are different kinds of tables, for example, there are dining tables (as explained above), study tables, picnic tables, school desks, etc. There are coffee tables, console tables and side table as well.

Dining Tables

Dining table is used for serving food. It has a top which is supported by four legs. It comes with chairs; you can choose the table and chairs according to how big your family is. Tables and chairs are a matching pair, which you should buy after looking at your house’s style first. Dining tables come in many different patterns and colours.

Picnic Tables

Picnic tables are usually used outdoors, but they can be used indoors as well. They are tables with benches attached to them. They are usually made of wood but some are made of other materials as well. Picnic tables are usually used in parks. They are used for both dining and educational purposes.

Coffee Tables

A coffee table is a small table used for displaying books, food, drinks, coffee etc. They are usually found in a living room. People also put a flower vase on it sometimes to boost its beauty.

Console Tables

Console tables are usually small tables which are sometimes set beside sofas. It is very useful as we can put anything temporarily on it while passing by.

Side Tables

Side tables are small tables that are usually placed beside sofas in a living room. They are perfect tables for putting a lamp or a stack of books or a drink on it.

Drink Table

A drink table is a small but tall table that is kept in a room specifically for drinks. They look perfect in a living room.


Desks are usually used in schools or even in houses for studying. They are perfect tables that come with a chair and a table. They are usually made out of wood. They come in different patterns and colours.

Kitchen Tables

Kitchen Tables are mostly placed in kitchens. They come in different sizes, so you can choose by yourself by looking at the number of people in your family. They are big enough to serve breakfast, lunch, meals, tea times, dinner and they are even used for crafting.


Nightstands are tables beside your bed. They are usually found in a bedroom. They are used for putting lamp, tea/coffee and of course mobile phone or perhaps a book or two on them. So that at night, if you want to read a book, you can switch on the lamp and enjoy the book. Then if you feel tired you can place your book on it and switch off the lamp and go to sleep.

Patio Tables

A patio table is usually placed in a porch or any other big outdoor areas. They are sometimes made of wood or white plastic and look beautiful in a porch. They are perfect for a snack time with tea, and you can enjoy the view and perhaps read a book too!

Conference Tables

Conference tables are those that are large and a bit similar to dining tables. They often have plugs and ports for laptops. They are made out of wood and are found in offices and other formal places, mostly used for meeting and discussions. They look very formal in offices and boost its beauty.

Computer Tables

Computer tables are tables designed especially for computers. They have holes for wires and a drawer for keyboard. They are found in offices and also in houses.

Game Tables

Game tables are tabled designed especially for playing game on them. There are different kinds of game tables, for example; pool tables, foosball table, ping pong tables and card tables on which you play with cards.

These were some kinds of tables. One thing you should always keep in mind before buying a table or chair is your house’s size and style, and then you are good to go!


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