Dining Room Furniture

Customize Your Dining Experience

Visit our Raleigh showroom today to browse our floor selection of over 100 dining sets. We can customize the finish and fabric on nearly everything in our showroom and can offer hundreds of styles that we just could not fit in our space! If your looking to add storage space in your kitchen or dining area, consider a bakers rack or kitchen cart. We also carry other specialty items and can help you match a stylish buffet or sideboard to your dining set to compliment your home.

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Every home is different. People live in apartments, retirement homes, small houses, townhouses, condos, large mansions, barns, etc.. But the one thing we all have in common is that we need dining furniture to have a place to eat our meals and play cards.

At Barstools & Dinettes we find joy in helping you customize your dining experience by offering high quality dining room furniture in the Raleigh Area for more than 34 years. We have the largest selection of dining room sets, dining room chairs and dinette sets in the Raleigh area sold at everyday low prices with the help of our exceptional customer service professionals. We are the first place you should shop on Glenwood Ave and the last place, because we will help and guide you from start to finish and make sure you go home with exactly what you are looking for. 

By partnering with the most reliable and affordable manufacturers in the USA, we are able to sell products manufactured in the USA at the best prices.  We offer the best quality wood furniture in the Raleigh area, glass dining room sets, laminate dining sets, hybrids of metal and wood, expandable dining sets and so much more.   We carry an stock benches, rockers, chairs, tables, stools and bars.  If it’s not in our showroom, we can custom order what you need.

Browse through our large selection of available dinette sets that can fit into kitchens, breakfast nooks or a separate space in the living room. Don’t spend money on inferior dining room furniture when you can find affordable and high quality dining furniture at everyday low prices at Barstools and Dinettes in Raleigh.

Along with satisfying a need, kitchen & dining room furniture should reflect your personal style. From informal family meals to formal dinner parties, the table has become a gathering place for friends, family, colleagues and neighbors. The dining room should be a comfortable area to converse, dine and recreate. Choosing the right dining room furniture starts with size.

Consider both the size of your eating space and the number of guests you will want to seat when deciding on a new quality dining set. Once you have the right dimensions it is time to choose between the materials and style. Most will stick with wood and heavier construction for a traditional or rustic look. Sleek lines and squared off corners work well for more modern settings. For a timeless yet elegant appearance, upholstered chairs, also known as parsons chairs are a popular choice!

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Tables come in a wide variety of materials, shapes, and heights dependent upon their origin, style, intended use and cost. Many tables are made of wood or wood-based products; some are made of other materials including metal and glass. Most tables are composed of a flat surface and one or more supports (legs). A table with a single, central foot is a pedestal table. Long tables often have extra legs for support.

Common design elements include:

  • Top surfaces of various shapes, including rectangular, square, rounded, semi-circular or oval
  • Legs arranged in two or more similar pairs. It usually has four legs. However, some tables have three legs, use a single or double heavy pedestal, or are attached to a wall.
  • Heights ranging up and down from the most common 18–30 inches (46–76 cm) range, often reflecting the height of chairs or bar stools used as seating for people making use of a table, as for eating or performing various manipulations of objects resting on a table
  • Sizes, from small 2-person tables to large dining room tables like a farmhouse or harvest table
  • Presence or absence of drawers, shelves or other areas for storing items
  • Expansion of the table surface by insertion of leaves or locking hinged drop leaf sections into a horizontal position

Table tops can be in virtually any shape, although rectangular, square, round (e.g. the round table), and oval tops are the most frequent. Others have higher surfaces for personal use while either standing or sitting on a tall stool.

Many tables have tops that can be adjusted to change their height, position, shape, or size, either with foldable, sliding or extensions parts that can alter the shape of the top.

Tables can be freestanding or designed for placement against a wall. Tables designed to be placed against a wall are known as Pier tables or console tables (French: console, “support bracket”) and may be bracket-mounted (traditionally), like a shelf, or have legs, which sometimes imitate the look of a bracket-mounted table.

When you have a smaller area here there is only space for a few, a pub table or bistro table will work well. These tables start as small as 30 inches round or square and are ideal for seating two or three. Most tables and chairs offer several custom options for each style such as stain or frame colors, wood or upholstered seats and even distressed or regular finish options.  See our Dining Room Tables 101 Blog for more information and ideas about different types of tables.

Characteristics of quality wood furniture are:  moderate hardness,  greater strength, durability, good shock and wear resistance, rich color, and straight grain with small individual pores.  When it comes to furniture, wood is one of the most commonly used materials. Almost any type of wood can be used for this purpose. However, all materials are not created equally; there are a few types of wood that are revered for their durability, beauty, and versatility.  As wood database is quite large, picking the right wood for furniture is critical, as it helps you to determine the exact price of your unit. Check out our Wood Blog here for more information the types of wood to choose from. 

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There are numerous choices to make when picking out chairs. Most importantly, space limitations will determine the kind of chairs chosen for a given space. There’s also the general style of the decor in the space already, the materials the chairs are made from, cost calculations and value as well as attempts to make best use of the shape and layout of the room.

What are the different types of chairs?  See our post on all the various chair types.  When choosing an armchair, it’s important to focus on how it will be used and what function it will service in the home or office. Is this going to be primarily for decoration? Something people will rely on daily to sit on? Does it need to fit the aesthetic of the room it will be in, or can it be stored elsewhere or hidden out of sight, so its look and feel won’t matter as much? Finally, some people will decorate with attention to the flow of the room, which will make picking out just the right styles of armchairs all the more important.  See our blog about various styles and determine which is the best fit for you. 

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Whether you are hosting a dinner party or just a relaxing meal with the family, you want the best dining room chairs and benches in your home. Dining room chairs and benches should stand up to the punishment of daily use, while offering a comfortable sitting place for those longer meals. Dining room chairs and benches in our Raleigh showroom are made with high quality materials and craftsmanship, to ensure they hold up to your standards.

WE offer high quality dining room chairs & benches that fit perfectly in with your home decor whether it is Colonial, modern, Victorian, country, rustic or industrial. We have the largest selection of dining room benches in stock so you can choose the perfect look that fits well into your personality and design style.  Each with different design backs and comfortable cushions that you can match with the other furnishings in your room. If you love the look and feel of leather, pick out an upholstered dining room bench to accent your existing chairs or to replace two chairs for looks!

In addition, we also have swivel rocker dining room chairs. Our swivel rocker chairs help people sit down into a comfortable position and swivel to give them extra movement. Swivel chairs also work great as an office chair if you use your dining room table as a workstation. Just roll it into the right position on the four movable casters that glide along any surface.

The worst thing that can happen is to have a dining room chair break during a meal. Get the durability and beauty combined with the ultimate comfort when you pick out dining room from Barstools & Dinettes in Raleigh. The chairs and benches will last for years.

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Our expansive stool selection offers three different height options including counter, bar, and spectator height in a variety of styles. Our custom options such as fabric and finish options allow you to make the stool so that it will fit perfectly in your space.

 Counter Height

A counter-height barstool is 24 to 26 inches tall from the floor to the top of the seat. Either height will work for a surface that measures 34 inches to 36 inches from the floor to the top of that surface. If your counter is even with your stovetop and sink area you will most likely need this particular height of stool. Don’t forget to measure to the underside of your counter if you would like arms on your stool. Some styles will not make arm stools that will fit under the counter and other styles will offer custom arm heights to accommodate any needs you may have. Counter height stools are also available in swivel and non-swivel styles as well as backless versions to fit into tight spaces.

Bar Height

Bar-height stools are 29 to 31 inches from the floor to the top of the seat. Any height in this range will work for a surface that measures 40 inches to 43 inches from the floor to the top of that surface. Don’t forget to measure to the underside of your bar surface if you would like arms on your stool. Some styles will not make arm stools that will fit under the bar and other styles will offer custom arm heights to accommodate any needs you may have. Bar height stools are also available in swivel and non-swivel styles as well as backless versions to fit into tight spaces.

Spectator Height

Spectator height stools are 34 to 36 inches from the floor to the top of the seat. Any height in this range will work for a surface that measures 45 inches to 48 inches from the floor to the top of that surface. Don’t forget to measure to the underside of your surface if you would like arms on your stool. Some styles will not make arm stools that will fit under your surface and other styles will offer custom arm heights to accommodate any needs you may have. Spectator height stools are also available in swivel and non-swivel styles as well as backless versions to fit into tight spaces. Originally designed for spectators in billiard halls, these stools will provide you with a good view out of a window or across a game room. Newly constructed homes and condos are more likely to have taller counters in the kitchen.

Calculating the Right Height

Barstools should be chosen with consideration for the exact height of your surface, so make sure to take precise measurements. Measure from the floor to the top of the surface in order to calculate the correct seat height. If you would like a stool style with arms it is important to measure from the floor to the bottom of your surface to ensure that the stool will fit under the counter when not in use. For best comfort, there should ideally be between 9 and 12 inches of space from the top of the stool seat to the underside of the bar. If you are trying to match cabinetry or fixtures it may be beneficial to bring in a cabinet door, drawer or hardware with you. Visit Barstools & Dinettes in Raleigh for expert advice on finding the perfect stool for your individual needs.

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hutch is an American English word for a type of furniture. The term is now usually used to describe a set of shelves or cabinets placed on top of a lower unit with a counter and either drawers or cabinets.

Hutches are often seen in the form of desks, dining room, or kitchen furniture. In the 18th and early 19th century, however, the term hutch or hutch table referred to a tabletop set onto a base in such a way that when the table was not in use, the top pivoted to a vertical position and became the back of a chair or wider settes.

Many hutches from recent decades feature a mirror in the back of the upper shelving to give the additional appearance of depth and to better display the fineries kept within (in a similar manner to a china cabinet).

Amongst the most desirable of the 1960s veneered kind are those featuring a fold down liquor compartment where the fold down compartment door serves to increase the worktop area for setting out the glassware and preparing a drink. These liquor compartments often feature a mirror at the back and frequently the inner wood veneer surface of the door (becoming the worktop surface) is polished to a high lustre, increasing the overall effect thus impressing guests and onlookers.

sideboard, also called a buffet, is an item of furniture traditionally used in the dining room for serving food, for displaying serving dishes, and for storage. It usually consists of a set of cabinets, or cupboards, and one or more drawers, all topped by a wooden surface for conveniently holding food, serving dishes, or lighting devices. The words sideboard and buffet are somewhat interchangeable, but if the item has short legs, or a base that sits directly on the floor with no legs, it is more likely to be called a sideboard; if it has longer legs it is more likely to be called a buffet.

The earliest versions of the sideboard familiar today made their appearance in the 18th century, but they gained most of their popularity during the 19th century as households became prosperous enough to dedicate a room solely to dining. Sideboards were made in a range of decorative styles and were frequently ornamented with costly veneers and inlays. In later years, sideboards have been placed in living rooms or other areas where household items might be displayed

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