2022’s Best Wood Dining Tables

Our best tables based on high demand and customer reviews

Trying to find your next dining room table? Check out our top picks for the best dining tables of 2022.

A dining room table will be one of the most important furniture purchases in your home. It’s a focal point, a gathering place, and a useful space for dinner parties and everyday dining. It should reflect the kind of family you are, as well as the entertaining you plan to do. Style, size, shape, and formality—your dining room table says a lot about you.

A quality, real wood table shows that you value comfort, tradition, and beautiful interiors. Wood tables endure through all the familial changes and interior design trends that may come and go around it. 

Our Top Picks: 2022’s Best Dining Room Tables

If you’re looking for an authentic American-made dining room table for your home, this article includes our top picks for 2022. Countryside Amish Furniture knows and loves our furniture as much as our customers will. You can trust that we’ve thought long and hard about which tables to include in this list. No matter what your unique needs are—small, large, budget-friendly, dinner party-ready—we have the perfect table for you. Meet our winners:

Our Selection Criteria

All of our solid wood tables are fully customizable and built to order. So then how did we choose the best variations? We chose tables that we’ve had the best feedback about over the last year. The feedback came directly from satisfied customers, through their discussions with our builders, and product reviews.

We also wanted to make sure the tables were attainable at a medium price point, and within Countryside’s “standard models” that won’t go anywhere any time soon. 

What to Know Before You Buy 

How does one choose the right dining table for their space, lifestyle, and needs? We have a handy checklist of the most important things to consider:

Measure First

For optimal comfort and aesthetics, you should have three feet of space on all sides between the table and wall. To account for this, start by measuring the length and width of the dining room and subtract three feet from those two measurements to get your target maximum dining table size. Pro tip: layout the size of the table with masking tape or a similar-sized piece of furniture to properly visualize it in your space.

Select a Table Size

Even after measuring the optimal size, you should consider that while a table might technically “fit” it could still look too bulky or dark in a smaller space, and therefore out of place. The size of your table will also depend on the number of people you’d like to seat at your table, and whether you want formal spacing or casual spacing. There’s more on that in our dining table size and seating guide

Choose Your Shape and Style

Dining tables can be square, rectangle, round or oval. If your room is square, choose a square table. If your room is rectangular, a rectangle or oval table will work. If your room is a smaller space, a round table is a great option. 

Some of the most popular dining table styles today are Arts & Crafts, Traditional, Farmhouse (rustic), Mission, Shaker, Mid Century Modern, Queen Anne, Contemporary, and French Country. Get a closer look at each style in our Dining Table Style Guide

Consider the Legs

There’s more to think about than just the amount of legs you want. You can also pick a trestle base or pedestal base. The table leg style you choose can impact comfort and seat spacing. For optimal leg room, choose a pedestal base. 

Pick a Material

Dining tables come in any hard material you can think of. From plastic to metal and veneer to the glass top. For a table that’s a durable, handmade, and timeless design, you should always choose a solid wood table. Other trendy styles come and go, but a wood dining room table can be in your family for years to come. 

Popular types of wood species for dining room tables are Oak, Maple, Cherry, Walnut, Hickory, and Elm. Each one has unique wood grain characteristics and a variety of subtle shade and stain options. For help choosing your optimal wood, read our guide to selecting your wood

Get the Right Seating

When choosing dining furniture seats, there’s more to consider than just the number of guests. Whether your table is in a formal dining room, a nook, or used as a kitchen table, you’ll know whether you want to provide formal or casual seating. You may want barstools for a high-top table, a bench that can tuck under the table for more space, and chairs with or without armrests. Luckily we have a guide to dining room chairs to help you choose. 

Know your Budget

How much do dining room tables cost? This will vary depending on your needs. For example, a full dining room furniture set will be more expensive than a plastic top table. There’s a solution for every budget, from $100 to $10,000. You’ll pay more for quality materials and expert craftsmanship, but the tradeoff is that these tables will last for generations. The bigger the table, and the more detailed the construction, the more you’re likely to pay. The simpler the table (and buying a table vs a full set) the less it will cost you. 

Buying Online vs a Showroom

The biggest upside of buying online is the bigger variety. You can find exactly what you need in the size, shape, and color that you need it. Showrooms can only stock a limited inventory due to size, whereas all of our furniture is handmade to order, which means it arrives at your home fully assembled. 

With technology improvements, the online buying process just keeps getting better. You’ll have easy access to our customer service team and expert wood construction builders through every step in the selection, building, and shipping process.


Our Top Picks in 2022 By Category

Congratulations to these hardworking hardwoods.

The Best Dining Room Table Overall (Customer Pick)

Winner: Saginaw Dining Table

Featuring a distressed hardwood surface, this rustic table is built from solid Hickory with a Southern Pecan hand-applied stain. The stately 48” x 72” Saginaw Dining Table is available with two 18” center leaves, so you can extend the table when you have guests over for Thanksgiving, and save space when it's just your immediate family. 

Notable design elements include a 1 1/4” thick planked table top, traditional breadboard ends, and chunky square legs. The Saginaw Dining Table is incredibly sturdy and solid, and the oversized leaves are easy to add and remove.

What Customers Are Saying: 
“Thanks for the samples and help selecting the perfect finish. Very happy with this purchase. Please give our regards to the craftsmen.”

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 1 1/4" thick top & breadboard ends
  • Distressing with saw marks
  • Optional center 18" leaves
  • Adjustable levelers in feet
  • Amish handmade in the USA
  • Custom hardwood & finish

Price: $2029

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The Best Dining Room Table Overall (Our Pick)

Winner: Bossier Round Dining Table

If you’re hunting for a dining table that won’t go out of style and makes a statement in any room, you’ll love the Bossier Round Dining Table. This round, solid hardwood table measures 48” and expands to an impressive 84” diameter with three center leaves in place.

A decorative flared pedestal base gives the Bossier an updated bive, but it can fit in a variety of decor themes. It comes in a transitional Devonshire wood stain over domestic Cherry hardwood; a catalyzed conversion varnish top coat completes the durable finish.

What Customers Are Saying: 
“I highly recommend this company. The quality of craftsmanship is excellent. The table & chairs arrived sooner than expected.”

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 1 1/4" thick table top
  • Gear driven expansion slides
  • Waterfall table edge
  • Adjustable levelers in feet
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $1948

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The Best Drop-Leaf Dining Table

Winner: Taunton Drop Leaf Table

If simple, durable, and well-made is what you’re after, you’ll want to splurge on this traditional table. All Taunton Drop Leaf Tables are made to order from solid, kiln-dried hardwood. The kitchen table is ultra functional and versatile—a dining table and a console table in one! Its simple design is timeless enough to last decades in your home without feeling dated.

Built in solid Brown Maple with a Kettle Black stain, the Taunton measures 42” x 54” with a pair of 12” drop leaves in place, but may also accept a center leaf.

What Customers Are Saying: 
“I was very pleased with the delivery and table. The man kept in touch with me for an efficient delivery, and put it together pleasantly. I like the table very much. Yes, I'd give you five stars!”

Key Features

  • Solid wood construction
  • Two drop leaves included
  • Optional center leaf
  • Three table widths available
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $1818

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The Best Budget-Friendly Dining Room Table

Winner: Ripton Single Pedestal Table

Looking for a new traditional, yet affordable, dining table to suit your dining area? The Ripton Single Pedestal Table is a hardworking classic in solid Oak and a Terra Cotta wood finish. Featuring a detailed, carved pedestal, the round table top extends to an impressive 84” with its three center leaves in place.

Round tables are first-rate because not only do they seat odd numbers of people, but they are more likely to encourage conversation, too. Plus, they're perfect for small dining rooms or kitchens. This budget-friendly classic is built to endure generations of use.

What Customers Are Saying: 
“I've purchased several pieces of furniture from COUNTRYSIDE Amish Furniture and have found all to be of exceptional quality from dining room tables and chairs to a bookcase and bedroom side tables. Great furniture, great store.”

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Five table sizes available
  • Round or oval table top
  • Optional expansion leaves
  • Mortise & tenon joinery
  • Custom hardwood & finish
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $1357

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The Best Small Space Dining Table (2 to 4 People)

Winner: Merrill Narrow Dining Table

Just because your home is short on space, it doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice a beautiful dining table. The Merrill Narrow Dining Table is the perfect choice for cozy apartments or eat-in kitchens. This rectangular table starts small, but has the possibility to expand if space allows. The rectangular table top opens on wooden slides to accommodate extra guests, but the pair of center leaves stores within the table while not in use.

With the ability to complement nearly any interior design, the Merrill has a simple mission edge. Straight apron, and tapered legs. A medium Southern Pecan wood finish over Red Oak solidifies this small space dining table as a timeless staple.

What Customers Are Saying: 
“I bought this table with a set of four chairs that I had already submitted a review. As I said with my chairs review this if very good quality furniture and the customer service at Countryside was outstanding. Many thanks to Lauren Franklin for everything she did in helping me choose this table with the Jarrett mission side dining chairs. I love my kitchen set and would highly recommend Countryside if you’re looking for well made furniture that's going to last for many many years to come.”

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 1" thick table top
  • Tapered Shaker legs
  • Wooden expansion slides
  • Wood & finish options
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $1640

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The Best Dining Table for 10 or More Guests

Winner: Casey Trestle Table

If you’re lucky enough that space is no concern, the Casey Trestle Table is a beautiful way to fill your dining room and provide seating for up to 12. This table begins in a number of starting sizes, but extends to an impressive 144” long. This traditional, solid wood dining table is a strong contender for any social butterflies out there.

The Casey Trestle Table boasts a 1 1/2" thick table top with the appearance of a 4" thick slab thanks to its built-up edge. All crafted from durable Rough Sawn Maple, this modern trestle table is top coated with a hand-rubbed stain and resilient catalyzed conversion varnish.

What Customers Are Saying:
"We bought this table recently as our kitchen/dining table since we don't have a separate dining room. We love the look and feel, the pieces fit together incredibly smoothly and lock in place, and the leaves expand the table perfectly. We bought the 36x60 -- the table without any leaves can fit 4 people comfortably, or 6 people tightly. The table with both leaves can fit 8 people comfortably, or 12 people tightly. My husband loves the look of the rough sawn maple, where the "imperfections" add to the aesthetic, and it's both a visually elegant and a perfect "tavern table" feel at the same time."

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 1 1/2" thick top with 4" build-up
  • Two 18" leaves included with table
  • Breadboard ends on leaves
  • Rough Sawn textured wood surface
  • Low sheen conversion varnish
  • Amish handcrafted to order

Price: $5937

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The Best Dining Table With Bench

Winner: Huxley Solid Wood Modern Leg Table

Simple and chic, the Huxley Leg Table and Dining Bench are a popular duo for transitional-style dining rooms. Extendable dining tables (and benches) are a game-changer. You can host all your guests at the same table, but you aren't left with a massive table after the fact. The backless benches mimics the modern table with curvaceous legs and sound hardwood construction.

Updated yet still a classic, the Huxley showcases a two tone finish over Brown Maple hardwood. The bow end-shaped top, complete with a simple roundover edge profile,  is stunning in a Terra Cotta stain. This creates a striking contrast with the darker Venezuelan Chocolate base.

What Customers Are Saying: 
“We’d never ordered a piece of furniture online before. We were so pleased with the finished product! Our dining set is beautiful, sturdy and comfortable.”

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • Wooden expansion slides
  • Optional leaves self-store
  • Cabinet grade top coat
  • 1" thick table top
  • Adjustable levelers
  • Amish handmade in the USA

Price: $1989

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The Best Counter/Bar Height Dining Table

Winner: Pulaski Place Counter-Height Table

This Arts and Crafts era beauty is a little taller than the standard table, offering a more unique, casual look for your dining room. Measuring in at 48” in diameter, the Pulaski Place Counter Height Table opens on geared slides to accept a pair of leaves. The gorgeous round table top has a beveled edge, while the craftsman-styled pedestal shows off exposed joinery and slatwork.

Staying true to its Mission vibe, the counter table’s construction consists of solid Quartersawn White Oak topped in a Golden Burnished Honey finish. Surround this made-to-order beauty with 24” bar stools.

What Customers Are Saying:
“The table was unparalleled in quality and construction.”

Key Features

  • Solid hardwood construction
  • 1" thick round table top
  • Optional expansion leaves
  • Geared equalizer slides
  • Adjustable levelers in feet
  • Catalyzed conversion varnish
  • Amish handmade to order

Price: $2797

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Generally you want three feet of walking space around the table with the chairs not in use (slid under the table). Also, most dining tables come in one of the basic shapes: rectangular, square, and round. The width and depth of the table vary based on the shape. Rectangular dining room tables are the most common shape, and generally range between 36” and 48” wide. In order to seat at least four to eight people, the dining table should be 48” to 90” long. The rule of thumb is allow 24" to 30” of space per seat at your dining table. Square and round tables are better suited for smaller groups; popular sizes range from 42” to 54” and may seat four to six people.

If you’re considering a wood dining table, always opt for a hardwood such as Hickory, Oak, Maple, Quartersawn White Oak, Walnut, or Cherry. Generally, the harder the wood the less prone it is to wear and abrasion such as dings and scratches. A solid wood dining room table is best for everyday use especially for families with young children. Tables made from engineered or composite woods, which include plywoods and MDF, are never as strong as a hardwood. Red Oak is a classic wood type perfect for a traditional home, while species like Maple and Walnut have a smoother grain well-suited for a more contemporary look. Quartersawn White Oak is ideal for an Arts and Crafts or Mission table, while Cherry has a formal appeal and Hickory is rustic.

Industry standard says you should allow 30" of space per adult while setting up your formal dining table. Check out our complete guide to setting up your table for more information.

Most dining tables share the same standard height: between 29" and 31" high. Formal dining tables tend to be closer to 30 inches. At this height, most people can rest their feet comfortably on the floor, so it works well for formal dining rooms or more casual areas such as eat-in kitchens or breakfast nooks. Elevated dining tables do come in other heights. A counter height table, at 36” high, is the same height as a kitchen countertop or gathering table. These tables are a great option for informal spaces. Another relaxed option, a 42” bar height table, makes for a quick transition from standing to sitting. Also called a pub table or a gathering table, bar height tables are perfect for entertaining in both residential and commercial spaces.

Round tables generally take up less space and offer a more cozy, intimate dining experience. However, if you’re looking to host a number of guests, large round tables don’t typically function well in small spaces.

Dining room table tops are usually around 2.5ft off the ground. Casual dining tables are closer to 28” whereas formal dining tables are 30” from the ground to table top.

Mix a small amount of vinegar or dish soap into warm water. Dip a clean rag into this mixture and remove excess water. Wipe the table tops, and then rinse with a water-only rag. You should always check with the manufacturer’s instructions when cleaning wood table tops.

When it comes to rug sizes, the most common mistake is going too small. A rug should be big enough so that the chairs remain on the carpet when chairs are pulled out. But you should still leave at least 1ft of room between the wall and the rug.

When not in use, a formal dining room can be a seasonal display. Include decorative placemats, chargers, cloth napkins and centerpieces. Get creative with a modern farmhouse or rustic look.

To prevent scratches and dents in wood tabletops, you can use coasters, placemats, soft linens, and even felted bottoms on heavy centerpieces. 

With a standard 8ft ceiling, you should hang a chandelier so that its lowest point is 35” from the table top. Remember that chandeliers aren’t just for lighting, they’re a focal point of decor in your dining room.

You should consider furniture of various levels. For example, a bar cart or credenza lower than your table, or a hutch with a great height. Don’t forget to add texture with a rug, greenery or tabletop accents to pull your dining space together.