Archive for the Before You Buy Category
A custom conference table is a major purchase. Many businesses are understandably leery of buying online, sight unseen. At Stoneline we create a personal relationship with all our customers to make the process go more smoothly. Before we can even quote your conference table, we talk with you to learn what you need from your table and how you will be using it. Read more
Buying custom office furniture online doesn’t have to be a mystery. The key is to build trust with your supplier. Here are a few questions to ask:
Where is the company located? Can you reach them by phone? You want to be able to pick up the phone and speak to a real person about your order, especially if the furniture will be made to order. Think twice about sending money to a furniture company if you cannot determine from their website where the business is located, or how to get in touch with a live person. A reputable business will not hide this information. Read more
When purchasing a modern conference table there are many options to consider and choose from. One of the most basic and important decisions is what shape your conference table will be.
Our most popular shaped top is a Boat with all four sides arced. The curve on the long sides helps improve sight lines so that it is easier for conference participants seated at the far ends of the same side of the table to see each other. The graceful curve on all four sides gives the table a sophisticated modern appearance. Read more
Make the most of your conference table investment, and avoid these five common mistakes:
The table is the wrong size for the conference room.
A table which is too large for a small conference room will feel cramped. If the overcrowding is extreme, it may even cause the room to be too warm during full meetings due to lack of airflow. On the other hand, a small conference table in a very large room will appear lost. Either way, a conference table which is the wrong size for the room may make meeting attendees feel uncomfortable. We recommend a minimum of 42″ around the conference table on all sides. This leaves room for chairs and to move around the room. 48″ of space is preferred for a spacious feel. Read more
When designing your conference table, there are several factors to consider.
How many chairs will there be? With a Rectangular or similar table, the placement of the pedestals will influence the seating on the long side of the top. We like to allow at least 30″ per chair (28″ minimum), and when possible we place pedestals in between seats. For instance on a 10′ table we would place pedestals 60″ apart for seating four people on the long sides. With 1 chair on each end, the 10′ table would seat 10 comfortably. At 12.5′ we would use 2 pedestals placed 87-90″ apart, depending on whether the top is a Rectangle or Boat shape top, and place 5 chairs on each side. Read more
A formal dining table can be a major purchase. Before you buy, think about what you want from your dining table and how it will fit into your lifestyle.
Size is the first issue most people think of when shopping for a dining table, and it isn’t always as simple as it might seem. Of course you must measure your dining room, to make sure the new table will fit. We recommend a minimum of 42″ around the dining table on all sides. This leaves room for chairs and to move around the room. Read more
Your large conference table top can be built in a single piece, or in multiple sections. The decision is based on several factors:
Table size: Stoneline Designs builds conference tables up to 30 feet long. However, 10′ is the maximum size top (116″ for shaped glass) that we can fabricate and ship in one piece. A conference table top larger than 10′ must be in multiple pieces. Read more