Modern Oval Dining Tables

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One of the best shapes for a dining room table is the classic oval. Its inclusive curve allows everyone to be part of the conversation without needing to crane their neck to see around their neighbor’s head. An oval shape is especially good for tighter, rectangular rooms, as their curves allow a little more room in angled corners and visually occupies less space. Pairing an oval tabletop with a modern base also creates a light and airy feeling in the room. 

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Modern Pedestal Base Oval Dining Table

Modern Pedestal Base Oval Dining Table

At a generous 78.75” long, this stunning modern oval dining table can accommodate eight people at a dinner party. A single wide pedestal base supports the tabletop without impeding anyone’s legroom. Crafted from a combination of walnut and MDF, this table weighs 116.41 lbs. 

Designer Advice:

To maintain the quality of your oval wood dining table, do not expose it to direct sunlight or excessive temperatures. Extreme changes in humidity can cause warping, so use protective mats under any hot dishes. Blot spills immediately with a clean cloth. Dust often using a soft, clean, lint-free cloth. Avoid harsh fabrics, paper towels, or disposable dusting towels as they may scratch the surface. Use a non–silicone and non–wax polish; do not use soap, water, or wax.

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Lacquered Modern Oval Dining Table
Caracole Classic Extendable Dining Table
Caracole Classic Extendable Dining Table
Caracole Classic Extendable Dining Table
Caracole Classic Extendable Dining Table
Caracole Classic Extendable Dining Table

Lacquered Modern Oval Dining Table

Caracole Classic

A combination of solid maple and maple veneers is finished with a lacquer seal. Although the lacquer is water-resistant, it will not tolerate excessive quantities of liquid. Dry any spills immediately and polish the surface; otherwise, liquid may seep through the lacquer and cause irreparable damage. 

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You will truly be the “hostess with the mostess” when you purchase this incredible contemporary oval dining table. With the two self-storing leaves in place, you can comfortably seat 12 people around the table. Its exquisite top features radial-matched fumed-figured tiger maple veneers and is finished in smoke with taupe silver leaf accents. The minimum collapsed length of the table is 90”, and once it’s fully extended, the table measures 138” long.

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Modern Solid Maple Oval Dining Table
Angellyn Maple Solid Wood Dining Table
Angellyn Maple Solid Wood Dining Table
Angellyn Maple Solid Wood Dining Table
Angellyn Maple Solid Wood Dining Table
Angellyn Maple Solid Wood Dining Table

Modern Solid Maple Oval Dining Table

Corrigan Studio®

Featuring a unique tetrapod leg design, four legs come together at one point to support the 70” or 80” long tabletop (two sizes available). A “full envelope” finish seals the tabletop and bottom to minimize moisture from moving in and out of the wood. There is no need for waxes and polishes as the catalyzed topcoat will protect the wood. 

$1772.73 $2869

Designer Advice:

A bold contemporary design makes this modern oval table stand out from the crowd. Solid maple wood accepts stains easily, and this table has 11 different stain finishes from which to choose. The lightest stain color (Natural) looks like birchwood, while the darkest stain color (Rockport) is close to black. Choose the Walnut or Chestnut stain option for a more traditional finish.

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Mid Century Modern Oval Dining Table
Leyt Oval Dining Table
Leyt Oval Dining Table
Leyt Oval Dining Table
Leyt Oval Dining Table
Leyt Oval Dining Table

Mid Century Modern Oval Dining Table

Corrigan Studio®

While the tabletop on this mid-century oval dining table is constructed from walnut veneers over rubberwood, the intersecting leg system is made from solid walnut wood.Due to natural factors, no two tables have the same grain color, finish, or wood knots. 

Designer Advice:

The 64” length option for this oval dining table comfortably seats six, while the 71” option can easily seat eight. Neither table features an extendable leaf, so they will always be the full length. When measuring seating for a dining table, note that each person should have 24” of room so as not to bang elbows with their dinner partner.

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Modern Acacia Wood Oval Dining Table
Yaphank 71'' Acacia Solid Wood Pedestal Dining Table
Yaphank 71'' Acacia Solid Wood Pedestal Dining Table
Yaphank 71'' Acacia Solid Wood Pedestal Dining Table

Modern Acacia Wood Oval Dining Table

Foundry Select

Made from solid acacia wood, this modern oval dining table weighs 227 lbs. The tabletop measures 71” long and 40” wide, overhanging the unique pedestal base with an extra circular foot for stability. The table top and base come separately. Move both pieces into place before assembling.

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Retro Oval Dining Table
Bethyl 68'' Pedestal Dining Table
Bethyl 68'' Pedestal Dining Table
Bethyl 68'' Pedestal Dining Table
Bethyl 68'' Pedestal Dining Table
Bethyl 68'' Pedestal Dining Table

Retro Oval Dining Table

Willa Arlo™ Interiors

Brimming with flair, this modern oval dining table combines a manufactured wood top with a metal wire base. Both top and base are the same colors — your choice of black or bronze. Six people can sit comfortably at this 70” dining table. 

$899.99 $959

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Modern Glass Topped Oval Dining Table
Ballweg 78'' Pedestal Dining Table
Ballweg 78'' Pedestal Dining Table

Modern Glass Topped Oval Dining Table

Ivy Bronx

Heavy tempered glass sits safely on top of the base on this modern oval dining table, using its own weight to stay in place. Leaning on the table edge will not cause the glass to tip over. The curving X-shaped base is crafted from solid wood in an antique champagne finish. 

$1040 $1341

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Modern Solid Wood Oval Dining Table
Chetna 72'' Acacia Solid Wood Dining Table
Chetna 72'' Acacia Solid Wood Dining Table
Chetna 72'' Acacia Solid Wood Dining Table
Chetna 72'' Acacia Solid Wood Dining Table
Chetna 72'' Acacia Solid Wood Dining Table

Modern Solid Wood Oval Dining Table

AllModern

The soft edges of this modern oval dining table ease pressure on resting forearms, allowing dinner parties to last for hours. Both tabletop and table legs are made from solid acacia wood and stained its natural brown color. Two oblong pedestals support either end of the 72” long table.

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Buying Guide

The number of people that can be seated around a modern oval dining table depends on its size and the style of a specific model.

To give you an idea, modern oval dining tables for 4 or 6 usually measure around 60”, whereas models for 8 are around 72-84” long. You can even find modern oval dining table that seat more people: 96-108” is a good length for 10, whereas 120” is preferable to guarantee enough room for 12 guests.

Choosing the right size modern oval dining table depends on the available space in your dining room and the number of people who need to be seated.

Oval tables can seat six people comfortably, and the rounded corners create intimacy, visual interest and make them appear to take up less space than a rectangular or square table. So if you need to seat four people, opt for a table that is 48 inches, six people, go for 72 inches, and if you need to seat 8 to 10 people, a table that is between 96 to 120 inches is recommended.

Modern oval dining tables are available in a variety of shapes, styles, colors, and materials. However, the most popular option remains wood. Due to the versatile construction, most dining tables are made from hardwood, softwood, and composite wood.

However, hardwoods like mahogany, cherry, maple, oak, and walnuts are the best option if you have the budget for it. If not, you can opt for composite or softwood, which is not as durable as hardwood but a cheaper alternative that's also long-lasting.

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Modern oval dining tables

If you are looking for a dining table for your contemporary apartment, this Scandinavian masterpiece may appeal to you. Coming from the 1960's, designed in Denmark it represents the best features of their style - simplicity and solidness.

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Step into the future with this oval dining table and molded, lightly upholstered pedestal chairs. The single pedestal support for the table makes it easy to arrange people around it. No sharp corners or angles with which to contend.

Mid Century Swedish Modern Oval Dining Table Edmond Spence

Mid Century Swedish Modern Oval Dining Table Edmond Spence

This simple take-down table has desktop in a shape of circle, but after spacing it has shape of oval. Table is made of oak wood and has little gold pattern. Due to its simplicity it will fit to every type of living room.

Barnstead Extendable Dining Table

Barnstead Extendable Dining Table

Classic wooden dining table with large oval top, supported steadily on four tapering legs. 18'' top leaf allows to optimize the space in the interior. The table offers reliability and timeless appeal.

Grand Terrace Extendable Dining Table

Grand Terrace Extendable Dining Table

Perfect for larger family gatherings, this Extendable Dining Table in Wire Brush Finish offers amazing durability and impeccable style. Crafted from Acacia solids and veneers, the table also features a functional butterfly leaf.

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Modern dining table with a stunning metal design and a superb oval shaped tabletop. The table also comes with an array of incredible craftsmanship at the bottom for that impeccable dash of modern elegance you’ve been looking for. It’s a great piece for the contemporary apartment.

Mid century swedish modern oval dining table edmond spence

Extra-large midcentury Swedish dining table featuring a nice oval-shaped top and four tapered legs. Constructed from wood, the table comes with a lightly stained natural wood grain. It also features a relatively low design compared to your standard counter height dining table.

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Long curtain

Dining set in modern form. Includes oval table mounted on pedestal base and 4 chairs upholstered with thick fabric. Frame is made of wood. Suitable for residential and commercial premises.

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Echo oval dining table in walnut hgem114 nuevo living

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Harvey Probber Rosewood Mid Century Modern Oval Dining Table

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The Oval is traditionally joined, oxidized beech paired with our signature cast-iron Y castings. Black walnut and cast iron bow-tie joints stabilize natural cracks in the wood. The Y castings are finished with a nordy bronze plate.

Mastercraft dining table

Mastercraft dining table

Make a dramatic style statement with an oval dining table similar to the one presented here. Clear glass top lies on brass racetrack shaped base serving as a supporting central pedestal. Extraordinary modern design at its best.

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cool recycled dining room table w/ industrial elements!

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The vintage solution for a small, cosy living room with a dining area. The combination of retro elements, like the purple armchair, and more traditional, old-fashioned ones, like the sophisticated chandelier or the marble table, gives this room a unique look.

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