Conference Tables

Conference tables offer a spacious work surface and comfortable base design to accommodate groups of different sizes with legroom and table space for all.

Styles

Boat-Shaped Conference Tables: Boat-Shape refers to a curved rectangular shaped tabletop where the ends remain flat but the sides are curved outward in a convex fashion. The curved sides increase the work surface area, allowing more conference table space and a larger seating capacity when compared to a rectangle table of comparable size.

Breakout Conference Tables: Breakout tables have a curvy, peanut-style shape with concave sides and rounded ends for an almost hourglass-style layout.

Crescent Conference Tables: The crescent-shaped conference table has an arched-style curve with flat ends and a five-leg support frame with partial modesty panel connecting two of the table legs. Crescent tables can be used alone or with coordinating tables for large configurations.

Flip-Up Top Conference Tables: This unique design has a hinged tabletop that folds upward to downward to flatten the table with a frame that fits together with matching tables in nested fashion.

Folding Conference Tables: Folding conference tables legs, fold flat against the underside of the tabletop for space-saving storage and easier transport. These folding conference tables setup securely for stable and safe use, in a variety of sizes and styles.

Boat-Shaped Conference Table
Boat-Shaped Conference Table

Half-Round Conference Tables: Half-round conference tables are nice for small spaces, where the flat edge can be lined up against a wall or office desk and the rounded edge can be used for comfortable seating and collaboration.

Modular Conference Tables: Modular conference tables offer rectangular and half-round tables, along with other shapes and multiple sizes that combine for customized conference table designs that suit different needs and seating capacities.

Octagon Conference Tables: The octagon table design will have eight sides that provide an angular but circular tabletop for many different needs.

Oval Conference Tables: Oval conference tables offer the comfort and style of round conference tables but with an elongated shape for larger seating capacity.

Half-Round Conference Tables
Half-Round Conference Tables

Presentation Conference Tables: The presentation tabletop has a semi-hourglass shape with sides that curve inward near the midpoint and ends that are curved slightly outward but with corners remaining.

Rectangle Conference Tables: Rectangular conference tables offer a long tabletop with four-leg, slab-style, or pedestal-style base designs. The rectangular tabletop can have standard angular corners or rounded corners, depending on the model.

Round Conference Tables: Round conference tables offer a comfortable collaborative setting in a variety of sizes to accommodate different groups and needs. The round tabletop shape is free of corners for a softer look and reduced risk of bumps in busy settings.

Seminar Tables: Most seminar tables have a narrow tabletop surface, designed long to simplify setup in rows and groups. These tables have a variety of frame designs, with and without a modesty panel, and set on floor glides or casters depending on the style.

Presentation Conference Table
Presentation Conference Table

Table Base Styles

Arch Detailing: Arch detailing utilizes the classic curved rainbow-arch shape to enhance the frame, legs, or table apron for added style.

Chrome Lower Leg: Conference tables with adjustable-height legs have chrome finish on the lower-portion of the base legs.

Curved Base: The curved base offers two thick slab-style supports underneath the conference tabletops that come in a variety of sizes and styles. The two slab supports have rounded ends and form C-shapes that open toward the center of the table.

Designer Base: Conference tables featuring a designer base usually have a four-leg support frame finished in a choice of paint colors.

H-Base: The H-style base of select conference tables has four legs in classic style with two stylish connecting bars forming an H at both ends.

Conference Table with H-Base
H-Base

Pedestal Base: A pedestal base can be a single post or beam-like support structure that balances the tabletop and disperses weight while stabilizing the overall table.

Slab Base: Slab base tables have thick slabs that support the tabletop. As the conference tables are designed longer, additional slabs may be added to balance the weight of the tabletop and prevent bowing or warping in the center.

X-Base: An X-base usually adds stabilizing support to pedestal tables by reducing the natural tendency of a pedestal table to tip or wobble. Full X-base tables may have an X-shaped pedestal that extends from the underside of the tabletop to the floor.

Conference Table with Pedestal Base
Pedestal Base

Tabletop Materials

Blow-Molded High-Density Polyethylene: Blow-molded high-density polyethylene tabletops are constructed with melted polyethylene plastic and a customized tabletop mold. The molten plastic is worked into the mold using air. The result is a sturdy, strong, and appealing polyethylene tabletop with an easy to clean surface.

Hand-Rubbed Wood Finish: Wood stain is generally applied by hand for a rich finish color, even application with attention to wood grain and type detail. The hand application process is done in several steps for bold penetrating color and the stain may be applied to solid hardwood furniture components or wood veneers.

High-Pressure Laminate: Many conference tables feature high-pressure laminate finish, which is applied at a minimum of 1000-pounds per square inch. The high-pressure laminate finish is scratch-resistant and easy to clean.

Inlay Patterns: Inlay patterns use cutouts of veneers to create a pattern in the surface, usually with different wood tone finish for contrast to enhance the design. Grooves may also be considered an inlay pattern, also sometimes finished with a different color or wood tone for effect.

Multi-Piece Tabletop: Larger conference tables may have two or three-piece tabletops that assemble for one smooth work surface.

Polyurethane Topcoat: Polyurethane is a traditional coating for woodcrafts and adds protective thickness and durable layering to the wood and wood veneer surfaces. It reduces damage to the wood from writing and standard use and also protects the finish for a lasting appearance.

Scratch-Resistant Finish: Most high-pressure laminate, thermofused melamine tabletop finishes are listed as damage-resistant due to their strength and durability that resists scratching, stains or heat damage.

Thermofused Melamine: Thermofused melamine is applied under heat and pressure, utilizing fewer layers than high-pressure laminate finish but also offering a durable, scratch-resistant work surface.

UV Topcoat: A UV topcoat protects wood stain finish from exposure to UV light, reducing color fading for a lasting appearance.

Wood Veneers: Wood veneers are very thin sheets or slices of real solid wood, stained in rich wood tones, and finished with a protective coating. The veneers are applied to the table surfaces by bonding the core and veneers.

Conference Table with X-Base
X-Base

Edging Materials

Bullnose Edge: Bullnose edges are round and smooth for safe use in busy environments. Bullnose tabletop edges may be rounded solid wood or enhanced with bullnose-shaped vinyl edging for added impact-resistance.

Fluted Edge: Fluted edges feature grooves that are usually rounded for a decorative effect. The fluted edges may be the same, or the fluting detail can be tiered or angled for different effects.

Matching Edge: A tabletop with matching edges, means the high-pressure laminate or melamine finish extends beyond the perimeter of the surface and folds down over the top edge.

PVC Edge: PVC edging is adhered to the sides of the tabletop, concealing seams where laminate, melamine, or veneers are bonded to the tabletop core. The concealed seams are protected from separating or peeling.

Solid Wood Edging: Tables with a solid wood edge may have a particleboard or other composite core structure but hardwood is added around the edge and stained to complement the table finish.

T-Molded Edge: Usually made from vinyl, a T-molded edge has a T-style stem that is installed within the tabletop.

Vinyl Edging: Vinyl edging adds protective impact-resistance as a bumper edge around tabletops.

Construction Materials

Flakeboard Core: Flakeboard core utilizes sawdust and/or wood chips to create strong board panels that serve as inner core components of tabletops and other elements.

Honeycomb Core: A honeycomb structured core reduces the overall weight of a table, without compromising the strength of the tabletop.

MDF Core: MDF Core is a type of plywood tabletop core. MDF stands for “Medium Density Fiber” and refers to the use of sawdust from fine hardwoods.

Perforated Steel: Select components of conference tables and office furniture feature perforated steel to allow airflow while maintaining most privacy.

Tinted Tempered Glass: Tempered glass is treated with heat or chemicals that make the glass stronger and more durable than standard glass.

Table Components

All Metal Connectors: Tables designed with all metal connectors have metal inserts and matching metal bolts, screws, and other hardware that secure the structure once assembled and strengthen the assembled table for lasting support.

Apron: A table apron runs under the tabletop and between the table legs or base support components. The apron can be decorative as well as functional, enhancing overall strength and stability of the table frame.

Casters: Casters are typically dual-wheel assemblies with hooded structure to prevent clothing and other nearby items from getting caught when the wheels move.

Ganging Brackets: Ganging brackets and similar connecting devices are custom-designed for specific furniture collections to allow single furniture elements to join with others for fixed groups, rows, and clusters.

Hardwood Cleats: Hardwood cleats are extensions built into or carved from the hardwood table components and is used to connect opposing pieces of a furniture element into the customized cleats or grooves of another.

Leveling Glides: Leveling glides enhance stationary tables, usually fitted into the legs or feet of base components for contact with the floor. Floor glides may or may not adjust, but prevent damage to floor surfaces from normal table movement during use. Adjustable leveling glides adjust to reach the floor for contact to reduce movement and wobbling on uneven surfaces. Most adjustable leveling glides have a screw-like assembly and twist to adjust.

Modesty Panel: A modesty panel extends under the table surface to conceal some or the entire underside for privacy.

Rounded Corners: The rounded corners reduce injury from bumps and impact in busy workspaces. Many tables feature rounded or radius corners and edges to smooth angles for comfort and style.

Threaded Metal Inserts: Similar to wall anchors, threaded metal inserts are custom-made metal tubes inserted into wood or wood products with inner threading to catch and secure screws and bolts during assembly.

Traditional Design Elements: Traditional design elements refer to the antique-styles of classic hardwood office and conference room furniture.

Features

Expandable Conference Tables: Select conference table collections offer expandable tabletops where the table separates with an integrated support structure.

Fixed-Height and Adjustable-Height Conference Tables: Fixed-height conference tables will have standard heights that accommodate standard-height seating. Adjustable-height conference tables will have pre-set height positions with 1 inch increments along the legs or base supports for easy adjusting with stable positioning of the work surface.

Mesh Base Conference Tables: A black mesh collar decorates the pedestal-post style table legs of select tables, with coordinating furniture.

Power and Data Modules: Power modules or optional power modules enhance contemporary conference table work surfaces for modern technology support. These power modules offer at least two electrical sockets with an extension cord designed to reach nearby outlets to supply power directly to the tabletop.

Reeded Pedestals: Reeding is a classic-style architecture technique used to decorate columns and columnar structures. Pedestals have a columnar design that can be decorated with grooves in curved concave or convex styles for a fluted and reeded pattern.

Stretcher Stabilizer System: Stabilizing systems that utilize stretcher bars typically have reinforcing elements under the tabletop for added strength that supports weight as well as preventing damage from use. Stretch bars usually run the length of the table, using the legs or base components for connections to the overall table structure.

Table Leaf: Conference tables that allow expansion of the tabletop will have tabletops designed to pull apart, with support structure that accepts matching table leaf inserts to make the table longer.

Weight Capacity: Tables that include a weight capacity are informing consumers that the table structure has been tested and verified as capable of supporting a specified maximum weight

Wire Management: Wire management allows computer and technology cables, wires, and power cords to be organized for a neater, professional setting.

Wood Accent Molding: Wood accent molding utilizes classic base or crown molding techniques to decorate the slab-style support structure and pedestal base of many wood and traditional-style tables.