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Nest Of Tables

Sometimes known as nesting side tables, a nest of tables is a brilliant way to sneak extra surfaces into your home.  Since the tables can be tucked beneath each other, they can easily be taken out and put away before and after having company.

Read on to explore all the options available.

So, how can you choose between these natty members of the furniture family?  Find out in our guide below.

Woods and finishes

Wood nesting tables are the most common material for nesting tables, but there’s plenty of choice within this category to create exactly the look you want for your lounge.

Oak

An oak nest of tables is a popular choice, particularly in a clear lacquer finish, which gives the wood a warmer colour.  Lacquer also brings out the natural woodgrain of the oak, so even an item as simple as a nesting table can look outstanding.

A natural oiled finish provides a muted, slightly darker alternative to a lacquered finish and has the added benefit of repelling water.

You might want to try oak veneers.  Veneers are useful for strengthening a table and making it more resilient to cracking.  In general, a nest of tables made with oak veneers will be cheaper than a solid oak nest of tables.

Pine

If you’re looking for something in a unique finish, a pine nest of tables might be the way to go. Pine is easy to stain, so even though it’s naturally pale it can be found in a whole host of different colours.  A prime example is the Claverton nest of tables.  Pine is also a light wood, making pine nesting tables easier to lift and carry.

Reclaimed wood

If you’re eco-friendly, reclaimed wood might be a good option.  Since reclaimed wood is older, it’s more resilient and less likely to split than new wood since it has already expanded and contracted plenty of times over its lifetime.  Not to mention it has plenty of character and history.

Painted

Finally, if you’re after something more contemporary, you might want wood nesting tables with painted bases.  A white, cream or grey nest of tables is especially versatile, suiting lots of different colour schemes as well as looking elegant.

Woodwork

They may not have many bells and whistles, but that doesn’t mean every nest of tables looks the same.  There are lots of subtle woodworking features which give each product its individual style and appeal.

  • As seen on the Suffolk, breadboard ends are a lovely feature which are perfectly suited to the farmhouse style.
  • Exposed joints are an excellent way to add some texture to your tables.  The Bromley nest of tables combines exposed tenon joints with chunky square legs and a square edge profile for an angular and appealing design.
  • Stretchers on table legs aren’t just a decorative feature – they provide extra strength, too.  The Wicklow has box stretchers, with one stretcher removed from the larger tables to allow other tables to be slotted underneath.
  • An apron is a wooden panel that connects the legs and underside of a table top.  This is another feature which can provide both a decorative touch and additional support.  In spite of looking so simple, it can completely transform the look of a table, often providing a sense of extra depth and even colour if it’s painted.  An example of this style is the Hockley.

Legs

There are plenty of different leg styles available, but which one matches your furnishings the best?

  • While a chunky square leg profile gives a nest of tables a sturdy, rustic look, a narrower square leg like the Oxford’s looks daintier and will shave weight off the table, making it lighter than chunkier designs.
  • Square tapered legs can also make a table appear more delicate – a good choice for contemporary styles like the Chalcot.
  • Finally, some legs include a splash of additional detail, like the fluted detail on the Farnborough.

Edge profiles

The edge profile of your nest of tables can also change its look.

For example, the Farnborough’s cove edge profile makes the table look more elaborate and the Ellie’s rounded sides give a sense of modern or Scandi chic.  The Desire’s reverse bevel edge offers a more angular style, while the roundover edge profile of the Winchester makes the table seem more robust.

Shop nests of tables

So, there it is – everything you could ever hope to know about choosing a nest of tables.  Explore our collection and see what appeals to you.