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Wooden Table Top Thicknesses

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

'Standard' solid wood table tops will tend to be 25, 32 or 45mm in thickness. Exception is Character Oak tops, they are not supplied 25mm thick due to the less-stable nature of the timber - not least because the knots that provide so much of the 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 so come in thicknesses of 18, 25, 30 and 38mm.

These thicknesses are summarised on the infographic below:

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'Dropped Down Edge' is an industry term for a cost effective trick, commonly used to achieve a feeling of thicker, more high end table top, without inflating the price as much. Idea is fairly simple, extra strip of timber is attached under the table top around the edges, as demonstrated on 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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