How Much Does a Dining Room Table Cost?
January 25, 2021
I think we can all agree that a dining space is an integral part of any home.
The dining room is where we gather, eat, and bring loved ones together— creating so many special memories while sitting around the dining room set.
With this, it is important to put some thought into the dining room set you choose. After all, it may be the centrepiece of your family’s memorable gatherings for years to come.
As you begin your search for the perfect dining space, you may be wondering how much you should expect to spend. How much does a dining room table cost?
At La-Z-Boy, we sell a variety of dining room tables and chairs, mainly through our partnership with Canadel Custom Dining. We also have selections from our subdivisions within Kincaid, American Drew, and Hammary.
However, we realize that our dining room table selection is not meant for everyone. This article will help you get a better idea of what factors affect the cost of a dining table and help you better understand what to expect.
In This Article…
- Factors that Affect Cost
- Cost of a Dining Room Table
- Cost of Dining Room Tables at La-Z-Boy
- Cost of Dining Room Tables at Canadel
Factors That Affect Cost
Before diving into price ranges, it is important to understand the factors that affect the final price tag of any given dining room table.
Whether you are on a budget or have decided to splurge, it is always a good idea to know exactly what you are paying for and why.
What is the Table Made Of?
The price of a dining room table is determined by the cost of the materials required to make it. These materials include not only the bulk of the table but also the joinery holding it all together.
Typically, dining room tables are made out of wood. The cost of wood is almost completely dependent on supply and demand.
For example, the best and most expensive wooden furniture is made from hardwood, which grows more slowly. The hardwood’s maturity time limits the supply and ultimately raises the cost. Further, if a wood species is rare, this increases the cost even more.
Some of the most expensive wood species are:
Alternatively, the most affordable wood species used to make dining tables is pine, since there is no shortage of pine trees, and they grow very quickly. Pine is also less expensive because it is soft and susceptible to damage.
Regardless of the wood species, a solid wood table is always more expensive than a manufactured laminate or veneer table. Not only is it more durable, but it can often last a lifetime.
Manufactured wood is made for quantity rather than quality. It is cost-effective but wears down and peels over time.
Aside from wood, some dining room tables have a glass top. These tables are considered more high-end, given that the cost of glass is typically more expensive than wood.
If you’re interested in learning how to care for your wooden furniture and other Furniture Care Tips, take a look at this article.
How is the Table Manufactured?
In addition to the cost of materials, the price tag of a dining room table is affected by where and how it is made.
Is the table made locally or imported from another country? How much labour is required to make this table?
Dining room tables and chairs that are manufactured and mass-produced in large factories overseas are typically very cost-effective. This type of manufacturing requires minimal amounts of labour and prioritizes quantity over quality.
Alternatively, a dining room table design that is hand-crafted in a local and small workshop is often more expensive. This process requires more labour, time, and attention to detail.
Size, Shape & Design of the Table
Dining room tables come in all forms, shapes, and sizes.
The larger a table, the more materials and resources are required to make it, ultimately driving up the cost. Not to mention, the table size also determines the number of chairs that will go around it, requiring you to spend more on furniture.
Moreover, the more complex the design, the more time-consuming the table will be to make. Therefore, complex designs require more labour and tend to be more expensive.
For example, dining tables with pedestals take more time to make because artisans can create more intricate designs than when crafting a dining table with legs.
You can learn more about the pros and cons of Dining Table Pedestals and Legs with this article.
Some dining room tables have extension pieces that can be added or removed to provide extra seating. Including an extension to the table design will drive up the cost, given that it adds to the complexity of the design.
Cost Range of Dining Room Tables
Dining room tables sell at a wide range of prices. Depending on the factors described above, a dining room table can be as affordable as $150, while more luxurious tables can go up to over $4000.
With this in mind, the sky is the limit on how much you can spend on a table. Believe it or not, a high-quality, antique table design made with the finest materials can cost upwards of $30,000.
The amount that you choose to spend on a dining room table will ultimately come down to your budget, lifestyle, and style preferences.
On a Budget: $150 - $1,500
There are a variety of different dining room tables that you can find between the price of $150 and $1,500.
On the lower end of the spectrum, you can find a lightly used dining room table.
Upwards of $150, you will likely find smaller dining room tables at about 48” and under. These tables will likely be mass-produced and of lower quality. However, a dining room table in this price range will probably need replacing within a few years.
Some furniture stores that sell more affordable dining room tables are places like IKEA, Structube, and The Brick.
Mid Range: $1,500 - $4,000
A table design at this price point is often good-quality, well-sized, and solid wood. They are also usually up-to-date with current home decor trends. Further, dining room tables in the mid-price range are often customizable in design.
Although these tables are well-crafted and of good quality, they may eventually require some repair or restoration, depending on how long you intend to keep them.
Some furniture stores that sell more mid-priced dining room tables are places like Dufresne, Mobilia and Upper Room Home Furnishings.
High-End: $4,000 and Up
High-end dining room tables are made with the utmost quality and the finest materials.
Dining room tables in this price bracket are ‘designer’ and made with solid and luxurious wood. These tables are typically hand-made and are often locally crafted. Sometimes these tables are even antique.
High-end tables are one-of-a-kind, and with this, they are usually customizable. If you decide to invest in a high-end table design, it will last you through generations. These tables typically become family heirlooms.
Some furniture stores that sell more high-end dining room tables are places like The Emporium, EQ3, and Polanco.
Some Benefits of Investing in a High-End Table
- By investing upfront, you will save money in the end by not having to replace poor quality year after year.
- High-end tables can be a safer option for your home because they are built without harmful chemicals, compared to imported furniture.
- Typically, high-end tables are locally crafted, meaning it is environmentally safe, and you can feel good about supporting a local business.
With all of this in mind, it is important to remember that these price estimates do not include the additional cost of dining chairs. To complete your dining room table and make it a complete dining room set, expect to spend some extra money on dining room chairs.
Cost of Dining Room Tables at La-Z-Boy
La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston offers a range of dining room tables and chairs from other manufacturers.
American Drew, Kincaid, and Hammary are sub-divisions of La-Z-Boy incorporated, offering high-quality, unique case-good products for a complete home furnishings selection. This selection includes a wide variety of stylish, heirloom-quality dining room furniture.
Dining room table costs at La-Z-Boy range from about $1,500 - $6,000 or more.
*All La-Z-Boy prices listed in this article are subject to change. We aim to update all cost-related articles twice per year. This article was last updated on May, 2023. Please visit lzb.com and select an Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy store location to view the most up-to-date pricing.
Cost of Dining Room Tables at Canadel
Canadel is a Canadian furniture company that has been in business for over 40 years, specializing in making high-quality custom furniture.
A fun fact about Canadel furniture is that it is part of our dining selection at La-Z-Boy Ottawa & Kingston, with a flagship Canadel showroom attached to the La-Z-Boy Kanata Location.
Much like La-Z-Boy, Canadel prides itself on selling high-quality furniture. In addition, they offer extensive customization options, made easier with the Canadel UDesign tool. This platform provides the online customer with over 9 million furniture combinations and options to choose from.
Canadel offers sizes, styles, and options at various price points. Further, the final cost of any given Canadel dining room set is subject to increase depending on customizations.
You now know what to expect when it comes to the cost of a dining room table. If you are interested in buying a new dining room table for your dining space, why not start shopping now?
Visit us at any local Ottawa or Kingston La-Z-Boy location or the Kanata Showroom to see Canadel’s dining room selection and options in person. You can also book an appointment before coming in and view our online dining room flyer for all the latest deals and prices.
Our design consultants are always eager to lend a helping hand. You can also take advantage of our interior design services for any burning questions you may have about incorporating new dining room furniture into your home.
We look forward to finding you the perfect dining room tables that suit your style and budget!
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