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Wooden Table Top Thicknesses

Wooden Table top thicknesses

Wooden table tops are generally supplied in thicknesses that relate to standard thicknesses of timber planks or sheet materials.

'Standard' solid wood table tops are often 25, 32 or 45mm in thickness, with the exception pf Character Oak tops, which are not supplied in 25mm due to the less-stable nature of the timber. This is because the knots that provide the wood with so much of its character are more likely to become detached from the surrounding timber.

Veneered wood table tops are typically based on a core sheet of MDF, plywood or chipboard, and come in thicknesses of 18, 25, 30 and 38mm.

These different wood thicknesses are summarised in the infographic below:

Table Top Thicknesses - Infographic

Drop Down Edges


Built Down/Drop Down/Deep Edge are terms used on all types of tops including solid timber when the edges are made deeper.

It is a cost effective trick, used to achieve a feeling of a thicker, more high end table top, without inflating the price as much. The idea is fairly simple: an extra strip of timber is attached under the table top around the edges, as demonstrated in the infographic above.

Still have questions? Why not speak to an expert...


We have many solid wood table tops and samples on display at our Hammersmith furniture showroom.  Speak to a member of our team to arrange an appointment.

Topics: Tables, Furniture knowledge

By Hooria Eltumi on 24/11/21 12:46
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