Custom Conference Tables

A wood conference table looks classy. The shiny polish on top, the blunt curves, the wooden finish – everything about it looks premium. Before you order a conference table or desk that may appear too big or too small for your room, learn a bit more about the process. Here are some types of wood that you can use for a custom conference table or desk.

Companies that make custom conference tables and desks go through the following stages to deliver your top-notch table:

Discussing the design

Most companies involved in making custom conference tables use a 3D modeling program to provide an accurate model of how the table will look after they finish it. You can describe to them the design you have in mind or show them a picture according to which they will develop the 3D model. Make sure you keep the measurements in mind while discussing the design. You can also ask one of the engineers to take a look at the room in which you want to keep the conference table. This helps the design and engineering team to rescale the table's measurement.

Selecting the wood and other materials

Once you finalize the design and style, you should tell the makers the type of wood you want. As already mentioned above, you can choose from various types of wood, depending on your budget and the wood's look and finish. Furniture companies show you samples of the types of wood and their finishes to give you an idea about what the finished product will look like.

Apart from the type of wood, you should also specify using other materials, such as laminate, glass, stone, or metals. Again, keep your budget in mind and discuss the prices of different materials before selecting them. You may want to have a glass top or laminate finish on your custom conference table. Talk to the engineer and the design team to get a final look at the table using the 3D modeling software. You may also need to have power installed in the middle or on the edge of the table.  This can be done in ways that don’t take away from the beauty of the wood.

Making the table

The engineering team will get down to business once you approve everything. They use state-of-the-art tools and machines to make these tables. Although making a custom conference table looks complicated, the skill and expertise of the professionals ensure that you get the best product because they also need to maintain their reputation.

The quality control team will go through every part carefully to check whether the table meets your checklist or not. From accessories to the wood's grain finish, everything goes under the scanner before the manufacturer finally hands over the table.

Assembling the table

Many people compare building a custom conference table to joining Lego blocks. The engineering team finishes different parts of the table and finally assembles them with glue, screws, and clamps. It's the penultimate stage before delivering the table.

Finishing touches

Almost every furniture company would agree that using sealants keeps the wood from warping or cracking. The engineering team applies a coat of sealant and also paints the table if you tell them to. They use paints, dyes, or stains to provide the color and finish you want.

Because conference tables get a lot of use, it’s important that a premium finish is sprayed on each table using an acrylic catalyzed polyurethane.  Conversion varnish or lacquer is a bad choice for a conference table as they become gummy, and cleaners strip away the finish and damage the wood.

Once the paint and sealant dry, your custom conference table is ready to be delivered to your office.  

Businesses that can use custom conference tables

Any business that wishes to save money can order a custom conference table. Why save money? Because you are in control of choosing the type of wood, accessories, and additional materials. You can even choose a plywood tabletop if you don't want to invest in expensive wood, such as oak or walnut.

On the other hand, IT companies or Fortune-500 companies that want to impress their clients on their first meeting can also go for custom conference tables. Again, you have the upper hand in choosing the type of wood. Here, you can go for some of the more expensive versions like walnut, mahogany, or maple to make a good first impression. Additionally, you can choose a stone top or laminate finish to make the table look premium.

The bottom line is almost every company with a conference room can use a conference table. It depends on you whether you want to invest a little more to get the design you want or stick to pre-designed tables and desks.