dining table chair covers depends on the type of wood

How to choose suitable covers for wooden dining table and chair

Choosing the type of seat covers depends on the type of wood and many other things. Here we will examine the types of wood so that we can choose the right cover.

Wood grains are like fingerprints, and each one is different. If you’re looking for a new style of dining table, we’ve put together a list of the best types of hardwood and softwood. Whether you want to hold large family parties, are concerned about stains, or need a luxurious dining table reserved for special occasions, all of the wood listed below is beautiful and unique. Your Furniture Needs.

Hardwood vs. Softwood: What’s the Difference?

There is a common misunderstanding that hardwoods are more durable or rigid than softwoods. The origin of the wood determines the distinction. Broadleaf trees, known as dicots, are leafy like cherry, walnut, and oak trees. Broadleaf trees lose their leaves every year and come from temperate climates. Coniferous trees, known as gymnosperms, are coniferous and cone-shaped trees, such as pines, cedars, and firs. Conifers are evergreen trees, and the conifers detailed here originate in dry, cool climates. (Other conifers, such as palm trees, grow in rain forests and humid climates.)

Hardwood is elegant and resistant. These types of wood are most usually used for furniture and flooring. Hardwoods grow more slowly than conifers. They have a higher density of wood fibers, making them more durable and resistant than softwoods. A hardwood dining table is easy to clean. The smooth surface is easy to clean and can fix scratches and dents while you eat. Hardwood is also highly fire resistant, making it a safe choice for your dining room.

Conifers are light and fast-growing. Conifers grow so fast that they are considered a highly sustainable and renewable resource. Softwoods are often used to make furniture, trim, doors, and windows. Softwoods are incredibly versatile as they can be carved into various intricate designs due to their lightweight.

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Hardwood is solid and durable.


Mahogany is one of the hardest hardwoods, approximately 70% harder than other types of wood. Mahogany is a rich reddish brown with a variety of grains. The price is affordable because the wood is readily available. Mahogany absorbs sunlight and resists fading, making it an excellent choice for furniture in sunny dining rooms.


Walnut is a straight-grained hardwood that ranges in color from yellow (outer part of the tree) to chocolate brown (in the central part of the tree). A single plank of wood can range from light to dark. Walnut is often clear coated to bring out its beautiful tone. Walnut tables are very suitable for humid climates as they are compatible with water. A walnut table won’t swell, shrink or get dirty from spills during meals.


Oak wood is a timeless choice. It has been used for hundreds of years and has always been dignified and comfortable. The two most common types of wood for oak dining tables are red oak and white oak. Red oak is pinkish-red in color with a wavy, swirling grain. White oak is light, brindle with yellow spots. Like walnut tables, oak is usually finished with a clear coat to bring out the beautiful wavy grain. Oak wood is highly durable and can withstand high pressure and heat. Its surface resists scratches and hot objects well.


Cherry has a delicate, smooth, wavy grain that ranges from blond to reddish brown. Easily recognizable with rich and beautiful colors. Cherry wood looks excellent stained or unstained and polishes well. Cherry is known to age gracefully as it can darken over time, giving it a unique quality not found in many other wood blocks. Cherry is also robust and durable. It stays firm even when scratched.


Maple wood is creamy and light in tone. It is usually a mix of various browns, tans, and creams. They range from weak spots, almost white, to reddish. Light up any dining room. Maple is incredibly durable and resists scratches and dents better than nearly any other hardwood, except for oak. The maple surface is smooth and smooth, creating an even texture. The soft maple wood is perfect for aging and giving your table an antique or rustic look that is perfect for traditional style homes.


Acacia is a medium-weight hardwood but very durable. Acacia trees grow quickly and can be quickly planted with new seedlings once cut down, making them a sustainable choice. Acacia wood has light and dark grains visible whether the table is dirty or not.


Teak wood is very durable and has a natural honey color. Due to its high oil content, it holds up well in a sunny dining room and is spill and water-resistant. Like most hardwoods, teak is easy to care for and clean during dinner. Even when used as an outdoor dining table, it will last 100 years.

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Softwoods are not as strong as hardwoods but versatile and strong. Softwood trees grow faster, making them more affordable than hardwood dining tables. See below for our favorite softwoods for dining tables.

Pine tree

Pine is light and affordable. Usually yellow or whitish in color with brown knots. Pine dining tables are traditionally found in rustic country house dining rooms. Pine is prone to scratches and dents, so we recommend using coasters or placemats on pine tables. Much of the pine is reclaimed wood, making it an environmentally friendly option.


Cedar is very soft and water resistant. No need to worry about rings on wine glasses or condensation on iced drinks. These properties and cedar’s natural insect repellency make it the perfect wood for outdoor dining tables. The natural oils of the cedar give it a slightly aromatic scent that your guests will love. The oil also strengthens cedar tables as it protects the wood and helps prevent it from rotting. Cedar is a majestic reddish-brown color with a very straight grain. Over time, cedar loses its reddish hue and turns silver-gray.

Fir tree

Fir has a straight, pronounced grain pattern with a reddish-brown tint. Like pine, spruce is incredibly affordable. Staining doesn’t work particularly well on the pores of spruce, so spruce looks better covered than stained. This is a huge plus if you want your dining table to be customizable for years to come. Fir is also a block of incredibly strong and stable wood. It is often used for frame construction.

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