Conference Room Tables

Conference room tables come in all shapes and sizes, ready to accommodate large and small business meetings alike. The tables are usually designed to accommodate crowding, with open or roomy base designs for ample legroom. The tabletops are available in square, round, rectangle, and oval shapes, as well as unique contemporary shapes.

Styles

Adjustable-Height Conference Table: Adjustable-height conference tables have a base designed to transition between height positions. The legs may have a telescoping design, with the lower leg sliding into or out from the upper leg to customize the height. Alternatively, the table base may have an electric lift or pneumatic lift for touch-button height control.

Boat-Shaped Conference Table: Boat-shaped conference tables have a predominantly rectangular shape with sides that curve outward, increasing table surface area and loosely resembling the shape of a classic-style rowboat. These tables have a variety of base designs and offer a wide range of sizes for virtually any conference room need.

Break Out Conference Table: Conference tables with “break out” tabletop designs resemble a peanut-shape, with narrowed center region and curved ends.

Crescent Table: A crescent table generally resembles a portion of a circular tabletop, but with two flat ends and two curved sides forming a shallow U-shape.

Electric Lift Table: Electric-lift tables are operated by motor to adjust along the pre-set height range. The height controls permit only a set speed of adjustment, reducing risk of injury or damage.

Expandable Conference Table: Expandable conference tables have a standard size with splint tabletop design. The tabletop separates and expansion panels or table leaves are inserted at the middle of the table, usually with additional support legs or base elements to accommodate the increased length and weight.

Fixed-Height Conference Table: Fixed-height conference tables have standard height, usually between 29” and 30” high for comfortable use with standard-height office chairs.

Folding Conference Table: Folding conference tables offer a variety of sizes for conference table needs, with a supportive apron that houses the legs when closed for storage or transport.

Half-Round Table: Half-round tables feature a circular tabletop with one flat edge, as if a full circular tabletop had been cut in half. The flat edge allows grouping and space-saving table arrangements, while the rounded side provides room for active discussion and interaction.

Heavy-Duty Table: Heavy-duty tables generally feature strong steel frames, usually welded for enhanced strength, and with reinforced tabletops that can support heavier loads.

Media Table/Multimedia Table: Media tables and multimedia tables are designed to support modern technology and tech-friendly workspaces. The tables typically offer an optional or included power module with electrical outlets located centrally on the table for easy access, and an extension cord to reach nearby wall or floor outlet for power supply.

Octagon Conference Table: The octagon conference table design has a relatively round tabletop with eight, evenly spaced flat edges. The base is usually a type of pedestal or X-style base design that allows ample legroom for crowding around the tabletop.

Oval Conference Table: Oval conference tables are rounded on all sides with an elongated shape. The base is available in a variety of styles and the tables come in lengths that range from about 6-feet to greater than 12-feet.

Presentation Conference Table: The “presentation” tabletop design on select conference table models has a subtle hourglass shape, with flat table ends and typical corners but a gradually narrowed center region, flaring outward toward the ends.

Racetrack Conference Table: Racetrack conference tables resemble a traditional-style racetrack with an elongated oval shape.

Rectangle Conference Table: Rectangle conference tables come in fixed-length and expandable styles, with sizes greater than 12-feet available. The base is usually a modified slab-style base or pedestal base, allowing greater legroom for crowding, and the expandable tables have additional base supports to accommodate the greater length.

Round Conference Table: Round conference tables are typically smaller in size, with round tabletop and four-leg, pedestal, or X-style base.

Square Conference Table: Square conference tables are smaller, like the round conference tables, and usually have a four-leg or pedestal base design.

Adjustable-Height Conference Table
Adjustable-Height Conference Table

Break Out Conference Table
Break Out Conference Table

Folding Conference Table
Folding Conference Table

Media Table/Multimedia Table
Media Table/Multimedia Table

Presentation Conference Table
Presentation Conference Table

Components

Apron: An apron refers to the connecting panels that are installed underneath a tabletop and usually run between the four table legs for reinforced support and strong assembly. The apron can be tall and visible, or low profile for a more ADA-compliant design, and the apron may have a decorative design or simple finished appearance.

Cable Chimney Legs: Cable chimney legs refer to conference table legs with vertical channels that allow cables and wires to run neatly within the leg structure for neater technology support.

Curved base: Conference tables featuring a curved base have two modified slab-style leg supports, gently curved to form a shallow C-shape. The legs are designed to stabilize and support the tabletop for lasting quality use.

Designer Base: Designer base conference tables have four round-post legs, finished in paint with choice of colors. The bases of the legs are protected to prevent damage to flooring with regular use.

Half-Cylinder Base: A half-cylinder base features two support elements that would form a cylinder if combined. The concept is designed as if a cylinder were severed in half and separated to form two support legs for a tabletop. The flat edges of the half-cylinder legs generally face inward, toward the center of the table.

H-Base: H-base conference tables have an enhanced four-leg frame with two connecting rods joining the two legs on each end of the table. The legs and connectors are finished in your choice of paint colors.

Locking Casters: Locking casters are casters with locks or parking breaks that easily engage to prevent rolling and movement. The locks secure the mobile furniture element for safe loading, unloading, access, and storage.

Modesty Panel: Many conference tables and office desks feature modesty panels built into the design. Modesty panels run underneath tables and desk to conceal, fully or partially, the under-desk area for privacy.

Monitor Mount: Monitor mounts support typical flat-screen computer monitors or TV monitors for secure placement on a conference table or conference room furniture piece.

Optional Casters: Optional casters are designed to replace the stationary floor glides on standard furniture pieces for a mobile alternative. The casters are available for select product lines and easily replace the glides for hassle-free setup.

Pedestal Base: A pedestal base is often referring to a single, central support structure holding up a tabletop. Storage and file pedestals are stacks of drawers in a single, uniform structure, often found in desks and credenzas.

Plinth-Style Base: A plinth-style base is designed to resemble the base designs used to support columns in ancient architectural structures. The lower base is usually enhanced by three-dimensional trim, which may be smooth, rounded, or carved for decoration.

Power Module/Power and Data Port Unit: Power or power and data modules provide electrical outlets and data ports, including USB, phone, and Ethernet connections, to support modern technology use in conference and office settings.

Queen Anne Base: Queen Anne style furniture and base designs are modeled after the Queen Anne furniture designed in the early 1700s. The furniture usually has an all-wood construction, with curved and carved decorative legs and other wood detailing for antique-style with modern flair.

Reeded Pilasters: Reeded pilasters refer to vertical trim components of a storage unit or table base, often carved for a vertical striped look.

Slab Base: Slab base conference tables have two supportive base legs designed as slabs, with uniform thickness throughout the rectangular shape and durable finish on all sides.

Solid Wood/Hardwood Base: Conference tables with a solid wood or hardwood base have a base structure composed of solid wood. The finish may be applied to the wood itself, or to wood veneers that are laminated to the base.

Split X-Base, Reversible Legs: Some X-base tables have a split X-base design with reversible legs allowing the center-points of the split X to point toward the center of the table or outward toward the ends. The concept provides the stability of the classic X-base design but with a separated layout allowing continued stability and support but with a less bulky base design.

T-Leg Base: Conference tables with a T-leg base have two end legs that resemble the upside-down letter T.

Trestle Base: A trestle base is modeled after the support structure of bridges, railroads, and rollercoasters, with angled beams supporting and stability the weight of the tabletop.

X-Base: Conference tables with X-base designs have either a full X-base, with X-shaped pedestal extending from the tabletop to the floor, and an X-base joined to the tabletop by a pedestal or post component.

Conference Room Table with Apron
Apron

Conference Room Table with Half-Cylinder Base
Half-Cylinder Base

Conference Room Table with H-Base
H-Base

Conference Room Table with Queen Anne Base
Queen Anne Base

Construction Materials

AA-Grade North American Hardwood Veneer: Wood veneers are graded according to the quality and composition. AA-grade veneers are a top quality wood veneer, used primarily for furniture and interior household or building design. When listed as AA-grade North American hardwood veneers, the wood veneer finish is composed of top quality hardwood veneers from North American wood suppliers.

Anodized Aluminum: Anodized aluminum is aluminum that has been treated with an electrolytic passivation process creating a thicker oxide layer on the surface of the aluminum for protection from exposure to the elements and regular use.

Backer Sheet: Backer sheets enhance tabletop structure by protecting the underside of the conference tabletop and reducing potential for warping or other damage caused by exposure and normal use.

Baked-On Enamel Finish: Baked-on enamel finish is a paint enamel applied to the furniture components, usually steel, and baked to cure for a solid, durable finish.

Base Moulding/Base Trim: Base moulding or base trim refers to an added wood component around the lower part of the base. The base is usually made in a pedestal-style design and the trim can be rounded, smooth, or carved for decoration.

Beveled Edge: Beveled edges are tapered to form a slope-like edge design. The beveled edge may be tapered from the top or the bottom.

Blow-Molded High-Density Polyethylene: Polyethylene is one of the most common used plastics for manufacturing. Blow-molded polyethylene is made with a customized mold into which melted polyethylene is forced using air to blow the molten plastic into the detailed mold. The result is a durable, smooth, high-quality tabletop or other furniture component with reliable design and consistent quality production throughout.

Bore and Dowel Construction: Bore and dowel construction refers to holes that are bored into two connecting panels or pieces and joined by dowels, which resemble linear pegs that fit snugly in the two corresponded bored holes. The dowels are sometimes reinforced with a drop of wood glue and other connections reinforce the joined pieces, such as screws, bolts, and cams.

Bullnose Edge: Bullnose edging has a pronounced rounded shape, resembling the rounded nose of a bull. The edges may be rounded from hardwood and finished for protection, or they may be composed of impact-resistant vinyl for added benefits.

Decorative Wood Details: Wood details refer to decorative features such as carved, sculpted, fluted, or shaped wood elements added to the frames or overall structure of conference tables, storage furniture, and other products. The wood details add a touch of classic style with the appearance of traditional, solid hardwood design.

Embossed Steel: Embossed steel is steel that has been pressed between two opposing male and female design dies or rollers to form a depressed or standout pattern, similar to the traction pattern on steel truck beds or toolboxes.

Environmentally Friendly Powder-Coat Finish: Powder-coat finish is a dry powdered paint applied to steel or other metal components and cured for a durable, scratch-resistant finish. The process is considered environmentally friendly and adds to the green features of many conference room furniture designs.

Ganging Brackets: Modular conference tables and table collections with ganging brackets include a device that allows the tables to be joined easily for fixed rows, clusters, and groups.

Hand-Rubbed Finish: Wood and veneer furniture with hand-rubbed finish have been stained with classic-style wood stain, applied by hand, using a multi-step process to ensure deep, penetrating color that lasts and individualized attention to detail.

High-Pressure Laminate Finish: High-pressure laminate finish is a multi-layer finish that features a durable colored or patterned surface bonded with several underlying layers to the core panels of furniture, tables, or other components. The finish is bonded under heat and pressure for a lasting reliable hold to the core elements, and the resulting finish is generally scratch-resistant, stain-resistant, heat- and/or burn-resistant, and easy to clean for lasting appearance.

High-Tech Catalyzed Lacquer Finish: Catalyzed lacquer finish is a protective topcoat that requires a catalyst to cure for a solid finish. The result is considered quite durable and protects from scratches and stains for lasting appearance.

Hollow Core: Hollow core typically refers to panels designed with a top and bottom (or front and back) surface, connected with a series of hollow channels running between the two solid outer panels. The concept is durable and lightweight, with a thicker panel measurement, popular for interior door design as well as furniture.

Honeycomb Core: Honeycomb core is similar to hollow-core, with connected front and back, or top and bottom panels that contain a series of hollow spaces or cells between them. The spaces are shaped to resemble a honeycomb, providing a lighter overall weight, thick panel design, and durable structure popular for interior doors and furniture construction.

Inlay Pattern: Inlay pattern refers to a wood strip that is usually stained in a contrasting color to make it stand out. The wood strip or band is then placed within the surface of a tabletop or other furniture component, usually bonded in a groove or cutout to result in a flush surface that is finished for lasting appearance.

Leveling Glides: Leveling glides may be self-adjusting or adjustable and offer the ability to reduce wobbling and unwanted movement when conference tables and other furniture are positioned on uneven floors.

Matching Edge: Matching edge may be laminate or melamine for a self-edge finish that matches the conference tabletop. The matching edge can also be composed of PVC plastic or vinyl, with a smooth or rounded shape, produced in a color or pattern to match the overall finish.

MDF Core: MDF stands for medium-density fiberboard, a mixture of wood fibers and bonding agent that is pressed into a durable panel used for the core support structure of select furniture models.

Medium Density Particleboard: Medium density particleboard is designed with sawdust and wood particles, mixed with a bonding agent or resin and pressed to form panels used in furniture design.

Metal-to-Metal Connections: All metal-to-metal connections indicate that metal inserts are used within the wooden core panels of conference tables and furniture to ensure a secure hold with metal bolts, screws, or other connectors and reducing the risk of threads loosening the hold on screws with regular use.

Mortise and Tenon Joinery: The use of mortise and tenon joinery is a traditional wood furniture design approach that creates a key-like connection by shaping one component to fit into cutouts placed in the joining component. The design provides a close fitting joint between two connecting furniture panels or pieces that reinforces the connection for a strong assembled design.

Perforated Steel: Perforated steel is often used in modesty panel design, allowing airflow for cooler under-table or under-desk area while maintaining the privacy benefits of the modesty panel element.

Plywood Core: Conference tables and furniture with a plywood core feature a real wood design composed of thin layers of wood, aligned with alternating grain patterns for strength, and bonded under pressure for a strong panel design. Plywood core panels are often finished with laminate, veneers, or melamine, and the edges are covered or sealed for a smooth look and feel.

Polyurethane Topcoat: Polyurethane topcoat protects from stains and scratches, with a long history of use in wood furniture design. The topcoat is generally clear, especially if water-based, and can have a satin finish or high-gloss finish, with a range of finishes in between, depending on the overall furniture design.

Protective Glides: Protective glides refer to floor-safe table leg feet or caps that reduce risk of scuffs, scratches, and other damage to flooring caused by regular use.

PVC Edge: PVC edges are composed of PVC plastic, in a variety of colors and styles that vary between furniture collections. The strip is applied to the edges of conference tabletops and other furniture pieces to cover rough edges, protect the seal between the core and finish, and provide a smoother, more comfortable design for use.

Reinforced with Hardwood Cleats and Screws: Hardwood cleats are added wood components that are usually screwed in place and used to reinforce the design. Cleats can be used to reinforce the connection between two other components, or to support table leg assembly or other extending elements of the furniture design.

Rounded Edges/Rounded Safety Corners: Tables and conference room furniture with rounded corners, rounded edges, or safety corners and edges, feature smoothed, curved sides and rounded corners to enhance user safety in busy settings for reduced bumps and bruises.

Smooth Edge: A smooth edge refers to non-rough edges surrounding a conference table or other furniture element. The edges may be raw but sanded smooth and sealed, or they may be finished with laminate, melamine, veneers, or an added edge strip such as PVC or vinyl.

Solid Flakeboard Core: Solid flakeboard core panels are comprised of wood flakes that are bonded with an adhesive resin and pressed to form firm, solid panels used in the manufacture of furniture, tables, and storage products. The wood flakeboard core is often finished with veneers, for a classic wood furniture look, or with laminate or melamine for style and durability that last.

Solid Wood Edging: Solid wood edging typically refers to wood conference tables with edges added for decorative effect. The overall tabletop may be plywood, fiberboard, particleboard, or other economical core design, with hardwood edges applied for sculpting, carving, or other decorative effect.

Stainless Steel Frame: Stainless steel conference table frames are designed with a durable steel alloy that resists rust, stains, and corrosion.

Steel Mounting Plate: Steel mounting plates enhance select conference table collections, providing a rigid, strong mounting assembly for table legs and base components. The steel mounting plates are installed under the tabletop and the legs or base elements are secured to the mounting plates for lasting connection and support.

Thermofused Melamine Finish: Melamine finish is designed like high-pressure laminate finish, using fewer layers but resulting in a lasting durable surface finish that is easy to maintain. The melamine is bonded to the core panels under heat and pressure for a secure finish that lasts.

Threaded Metal Inserts: Threaded metal inserts refer to round, cylinder-like components inserted in drilled holes within the tabletop core panels or other furniture components. The metal pieces are threaded on the inside surface to catch and secure screws or bolts for a strong, reliable hold during assembly and use.

T-Mold Edge: T-mold edging typically uses vinyl edge strips formed with a T-like shape and inserted around a conference tabletop edge in a pre-made groove. The stem-portion of the T-shape fits snug in the groove to secure the edging for lasting quality use, and the top-portion of the T-shape forms the protective bumper edge.

UV Topcoat: UV topcoat typically refers to a protective topcoat that resists wood stain fading from light and sun. It can also refer to a topcoat that is applied and cured by UV light for a hard finish that lasts.

Vinyl Edge: Vinyl edges protect from bumps and impact, concealing the sealed connection between tabletop core and finish, and smoothing rough raw edges for enhanced comfort and safety. The edging may be smooth or rounded, and available in standard or a variety of colors depending on the furniture collection and available options.

Welded Steel Apron with Safety Edge: Conference tables with a welded steel apron have a steel tabletop apron, welded to form the aprons rectangle-shape, which is enhanced with rounded safety corners.

Wood Material: Wood material refers to any non-solid wood components. MDF core, particleboard, fiberboard, plywood, and chipboard are all examples of wood materials.

Wood Veneer: Wood veneer is a finish used to create the look of classic hardwood furniture at a reduced cost using thin slices of real wood, stained and finished in traditional style and laminated to the furniture components for a lasting, durable finish.

Features

ADA-Compliant Design: ADA-compliant design indicates the table or furniture is accessible in accordance with ADA standards for comfortable, hassle-free wheelchair access.

Cable Management: Cable management is any of a number of built-in features that allows neater technology setup and use. Grommet holes in side panels, work surfaces, back panels, and shelves are a type of cable management, as are custom-built channels and storage compartments that house and conceal wires, cables, and other electrical clutter for safety and neatness.

Chair-Height: Conference tables in standard-height or chair-height are generally between 29” and 30” high to comfortable accommodate use with standard office chairs.

Floating Panel Cover: Select conference tables with center powder module or data port unit offer a floating panel cover to protect the outlets and ports when not in use. The panel is typically composed of acrylic for a window-like appearance, and set on small posts for a standoff appearance that covers but does not seal the underlying elements.

Floating Tabletop: Conference tables with floating tabletop design feature a raised tabletop set on a series of posts for a standoff appearance resembling a floating surface.

Green Features: Green features refer to a variety of environmentally friendly design and/or construction elements of a furniture piece or product line. Typical green features include the use of eco-friendly paint or topcoat finish, the use of recycled materials, and recyclable furniture products.

Grommets: Grommets are drilled holes that allow wires and cables to pass through solid panels for neater technology setup. Grommets are typically found in the top surface of tables and desks, as well as in back and side panels of storage compartments or in shelves to allow access and organized setup of computer or other equipment within a storage unit.

Horizontal Cable Management: Horizontal cable management is usually built into the table legs or base of a furniture element, allowing cables and wires to run vertically through the frame for a concealed, safe, and neat setup.

Modular Table Design: Modular table design indicates the tables contain equivalent height and design features that allow them to be joined for rows, clusters, groups, or other furnishing needs. Modular tables usually come in a variety of tabletop shapes, sizes, and colors to customize any table layout as needed.

Stool-Height: Stool-height conference tables are taller than traditional or standard tables, usually around 36” to 42” depending on the design.

Technology-Friendly: Technology-friendly conference room furniture and tables have integrated features that support computer setup and use or the use of modern technology.

UL-Certified/UL-Listed: UL-listed or UL-certified products are typically electrical in nature and have been tested by Underwriters Laboratories. UL has labs in 46 countries worldwide and offer testing to verify safety in design based on standards recognized as safe.

Weight Capacity: Listed weight capacity for various conference tables and furniture indicates the maximum safe weight that can be placed on that structure. The weight should be evenly distributed on the tabletop or shelf. Exceeding the weight capacity can result in damage to the furniture element and void a warranty.

100% Recycled Wood Fiber Particleboard: Core designs using 100% recycled wood fiber particleboard maximize production and reduce waste by utilizing wood fibers, chips, saw dust, and other leftover wood elements from other production efforts to form particleboard panels used in table, storage, and furniture design adding to the product line’s green features and Earth-friendly benefits.