Modern furniture production is increasingly focused on the versatility and practicality of products: modular furniture wall sets, book tables, convertible sofas, folding chairs, built-in wardrobes and much more.
Among the huge variety of options, a folding table-table - a compact piece of home furniture, capable of performing several functions at once and saving precious meters of useful area, has won its share of popularity.
The pedestal table is a convenient folding structure consisting of a pedestal base with drawers and folding sides, which, when unfolded, form a countertop. By design, this model is identical to the table-book, but the functions of the table-tables are wider due to shelves and drawers.
Models in the interior
The choice of a table-tables, its design, material and dimensions depend on the purpose and location of the product in the interior.
In the living room, a side table is always useful for receiving guests. In the folded version, such a model will serve both as an interior decoration, and as a place to store festive services, cutlery, tablecloths. It is in the living room that the choice of the table-tables is more dependent on the style of the room.
To decorate the interior in classic styles, traditional tables-tables made of solid wood or MDF boards have been created. Carved surface, gilded accessories will complement the classics, baroque, rococo. Artificially aged bleached oak wood fits perfectly into the Provence style. Chromed wide leg supports for countertops accentuate the high-tech style. The product itself of this style can be made of MDF board covered with the thinnest PVC film of neon or metallic tones. The table-tables made of thin wood slabs are suitable for the minimalism style, monophonic surfaces without decorations, narrow legs-supports can be both wooden and chrome.
Kitchen sets often have built-in tables, tables, which are placed cutting surfaces, sink or stove. In addition to them, you can purchase a rolling model on wheels, if the kitchen space allows.
For small-sized rooms, compact small tables with curbstones with one or two folding halves of tabletops will be relevant. They are convenient in that at the end of the culinary work or lunch, the countertop is easy to fold, freeing up space. There is always something to fill the compartments of the cabinet with spacious drawers or shelves in the kitchen: from kitchen utensils to household items.
Metal heating tables-cabinets with temperature control are used, as a rule, in public catering establishments, but if desired, such a convenient item can also be purchased for the spacious kitchen of a country house.
The choice of a table-tables for the workspace is, first of all, a concern for functionality. In conditions of need to save square meters, it is not always possible to allocate a whole room for a study, workshop, library. The design technique for dividing the space into zones and multifunctional furniture comes to the rescue. The curbstone table will become the irreplaceable assistant for the solution of this task. For the working area, there are several types of tables, tables:
- Stationary desk with built-in cupboard. It can be put as the main piece of furniture in the work area.
The best option would be a one- or two-sided table with a superstructure of shelves.
- A folding table-stand , which is suitable for any room. If necessary, the rising sidewalls will serve as a wide tabletop for working with papers, drawings, whatman paper, patterns.
A capacious cabinet will become a storage place for those things that are needed when working.
- Table transformer. Models of such tables are equipped with mechanisms that allow them to become a cot, bedside table, coffee table or chair. It all depends on the imagination of the master, and examples of such transformer tables can be found in the catalogs of furniture manufacturers.
The curbstone table is practical for use in summer country houses. It is convenient to lay it out on the veranda while drinking in the fresh air, and if necessary, you can assemble it and move it into a corner. Boxes or shelves of cabinets can store any trifles or tea utensils needed in gardening.
For a summer residence, it is better to choose furniture made of plastic or MDF, completely covered with a durable acrylic film. Such products are easy to clean, they are not afraid of humidity and temperature changes. And for the winter they can easily be brought into the house for storage.
For a children's corner there is a huge selection of mini-walls with a working area, bed, sports items and other devices for every taste. This is a convenient and practical option for both kids and teens. In this case, a desk with cabinets, drawers, shelves or a cupboard are present in the kit, which eliminates the need to select diverse furniture.
A children's zone with one acquisition can be turned into a single style space.
Separate children's tables, tables, radically different from adult models, are for the smallest. Usually these are tables for drawing and sculpting, with drawers for accessories. Another option is swaddling surfaces for babies.
The rectangular shape of the table-tables is considered traditional and is suitable for any interior. The rounded edges of a lifting or sliding countertop look beautiful. This model in the unfolded form is an oval, which adds smooth lines to the interior and makes the room more comfortable. In addition, such furniture does not have sharp corners and is safe for small children.
Non-standard forms of curbstones in the form of a trapezoid, a cube, a triangle can decorate the interior in a modern or futuristic style. However, it should be checked whether such a table will be functional in the unfolded form, whether the width and length of the surface are sufficient. Otherwise, it may turn out that the thing is beautiful, but useless, and you overpaid for the function "table".
The main materials for the manufacture of tables, tables are wood and its derivatives. Furniture, consisting entirely of plastic, metal or glass, is considered non-standard and is quite rare.
Solid wood furniture items are luxury items and will become a cost-effective investment if you buy a classic-style sideboard table.
The luxurious appearance of these products will be a great addition to the respectable decoration of the living room.
However, solid wood products are not cheap and have heavy weight, so for more modern styles and a budget option, MDF furniture is suitable. It is light in weight, and thanks to modern production technologies, it practically does not differ from its analogues from solid wood - it is sometimes quite difficult to notice the difference. MDF boards are usually coated with veneer or a thin PVC plastic film. Such products are not so durable, but at a price quite acceptable.
The remaining materials mentioned above are successfully used in the decoration of stands and for the manufacture of accessories. It can be plastic-coated tabletops and doors made of MDF of different colors or imitating natural materials: stone, marble, wood. Glass shelves and doors will decorate the cabinet for the living room, a coffee set can be flaunted behind the glass. For the kitchen ensemble, bright plastic bedside tables with chrome drawer handles and round wide table supports are suitable.
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Carried away by the design and configuration of the table-tables, do not forget about the quality and functionality of the product. A few simple recommendations will help you make the right choice.
A product can be considered quality if:
- internal and external surfaces have no mechanical damage;
- the product is stable when folded and, most importantly, when unfolded;
- places of fasteners and drilling are treated with glue, all fasteners are available;
- drawers of the cabinet slide smoothly in the grooves, without making extraneous creaking sounds, easily open and close;
- the folding mechanism works properly and does not scratch the surface. The table supports should be designed for the weight of the countertop and the additional weight of objects on it. This is important because, for example, thin aluminum supports can bend under the weight of the dishes, and the entire table setting with hot tea will be on the lap of guests.
Choosing a table-curbstone, do not forget about its size and the intended installation location. Preliminary measurements and space planning will allow you to quickly make a choice and purchase the product that is right for you.