Finding Dining Room Furniture at Hickory Furniture Mart

by HFM Team on May 24, 2010

One of the biggest purchases you will make in your home will be the dining room.  A table, set of chairs, and a few serving or display pieces add up quickly.  Shopping in our North Carolina furniture outlets will help with your budget and allow you to see a number of available options.

The first question to ask yourself is how many people do you need to seat?  The size of the room will dictate some of that.  Estimate two feet per person around the table.  For example, if you need to seat 8, then a rectangular table size might be 64” long X 42” wide at a minimum.

The next thing to think about is the type of table for your dining room.  Round, oval, rectangular, or square are the typical shapes.  Round tables encourage plenty of conversation while allowing those seating to easily see each other.  This type of table looks best in a square dining room.  A round table on a pedestal base will also allow your seats to pull up to the table easier, but is not often equipped with extensions.

A rectangular shaped dining table is often the most functional, allowing for several leaves to extend the table as needed.  When you visit Hickory Furniture Mart, you’ll be able to see the many styles and finishes available to suit your personal taste.

Chair size is also important, not only to the shape of the table, but for comfort.  If you tend to have dinner parties where you linger at the dining table, then a comfortable chair is a must.  Dining tables often perform extra duties for studying, reading or doing projects, so be sure to look for a durable finish that withstands all you ask it to do.  The North Carolina furniture showrooms at Hickroy Furniture Mart will show you plenty of ideas to inspire and make your ideas a reality.

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Kathy Kirk May 31, 2010 at 10:48 am

I don’t wish to join facebook but DO wish to view the furniture, ex. dining rooms. When I click on the link it just reverts back to the origin page with the same high-lighted links (say, dining rooms). How can I use the specific links and view the actual furniture selections? My current interests are for: dining room, bedroom and a living room wine/glass cabinet. Thanks for your help with this matter.

HFM Team June 3, 2010 at 9:03 am


Thanks so much for your comment and sorry you were having some problems finding what you were looking for on our site. One way to view furniture images is to utilize our “Quick Search” feature on our webpage ( You may click on the rooms, furniture style or lifestyle of your preference to narrow down your options. From there, a list of showrooms will be provided. By clicking on each showroom, a link will be provided to those individual showroom websites to view products. Or, you may contact me directly and I’d be happy to point you in the direction of specific showrooms that could share with you their lines, brands, and current selection if that would be more helpful for you.

Please feel free to email me: or call me at and I’ll help you get started.


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