|Re: Dining room tables||<– Date –> <– Thread –>|
|From: Ann Zabaldo (zabaldoearthlink.net)|
|Date: Tue, 19 Nov 2019 08:38:33 -0800 (PST)|
Hi all — After Sharon Villines and I looked at a zillion tables one year I concluded, and I believe Sharon did, too is that this “ideal” table would have to be custom made for all the reasons Karen cites below. However I want to weigh in here w/ a different observation. My experience w/ round tables is that they certainly save space in a room. They look nice. But the conversation is limited to people on either side of you. It’s hard to talk across the table. Ditto w/ looooooong rectangular tables. One person posting in this thread mentioned multiple conversations at a long rectangular table. Not necessarily bad but it can also leave a person out of the conversation if no one is sitting beside them. Churck Durrett once posted to this list the ideal size and shape of a dining room table for cohousing. I attempted to find that message in the archives. Did not find it. So Chuck … can you post that information once more? Inquiring minds want to know ... Best -- Ann Zabaldo Takoma Village Cohousing Washington, DC Member, Board of Directors Mid Atlantic Cohousing Principal, Cohousing Collaborative, LLC Falls Church, VA 202.546.4654 "Handle every situation like a dog. If you can’t eat it or play with it, Just pee on it and walk away.” –Author Unknown > On Nov 19, 2019, at 11:21 AM, KAREN A CARLSON via Cohousing-L <cohousing-l > [at] cohousing.org> wrote: > > Regarding Linda’s list: it’s unlikely that you’ll find tables that suit every > item. I was on a working group that was looking for such tables. Stackable > light weight tables aren’t as well made as heavier ones. Folding leg parts > often are placed close to the ends, thus making it awkward to sit at the > ends. My best advice is for several people to plan field trips to churches, > hotels, schools, student unions, etc., and see what’s available. I found only > one stackable table that was fairly good looking but it was so narrow it > barely accommodated diners sitting across from each other (but was useful in > the banquet room where we saw it). > Good luck. Please share your findings. > > Karen Carlson > Arboretum Cohousing > Madison, Wi > > ________________________________ > From: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l-bounces+kcarlson2=wisc.edu [at] cohousing.org> > on behalf of Catya Belfer <catya [at] pobox.com> > Sent: Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:37:22 AM > To: Cohousing-L <cohousing-l [at] cohousing.org> > Subject: Re: [C-L]_ Dining room tables > > We have landed on lightweight folding rectangular tables, that seat between > 6 and 8 people. They are ugly, but we put table cloths on them. > > - cat > > Catya Belfer > www.catya.org<http://www.catya.org> > CuriosityktCat.etsy.com > www.mosaic-commons.org<http://www.mosaic-commons.org> > > > On Tue, Nov 19, 2019 at 12:34 AM Linda Hobbet <coho [at] lindahobbet.com> > wrote: > >> We are researching tables for our dining room. I imagine have similar >> criteria: >> >> 1) Collapse, stack, and/or fold-up so they take as little space as >> possible when we want to use the dining room for something else, like >> dancing, a performance, etc. >> 2) Easy to move around. >> 3) Well-made so they last a long time. >> 4) Affordable. >> 5) Healthy (glues and finishes, etc) and environmentally sustainable. >> 6) Good-looking. >> >> What is your community using and what are the pros and cons. >> >> Thank you, >> Linda Hobbet >> >> -- >> coho [at] lindahobbet.com >> 706-202-7178 (mobile) >> 919-596-4558 (home) >> www.VillageHearthCohousing.com<http://www.VillageHearthCohousing.com> >> >> _________________________________________________________________ >> Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: >> http://L.cohousing.org/info >> >> >> >> > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > > > _________________________________________________________________ > Cohousing-L mailing list -- Unsubscribe, archives and other info at: > http://L.cohousing.org/info > > >
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