Est 1989

Dining and Living Furniture

Create the atmosphere you desire by selecting from a large selection of casual and formal dining and living room furniture. High Cross Joinery always has a variety of styles to suit your individual taste and lifestyle.

Dining Room Layout,
One of the biggest problems with dining rooms is that they are often neglected just because they are such a trek from the kitchen.

Things to consider:

Dining tables your dining table the correct size and shape? - If there are three in your household, but your dining room is dwarfed by a larger table that is only used for Christmas guests, consider changing it to create more space.

Do you have adequate storage? - Another reason that dining rooms are under-used is that tableware and cutlery is stored in the kitchen, so setting up a breakfast bar is more convenient for quick meals. Consider splitting your collection and storing some crockery and cutlery in a sideboard, or putting them in modern baskets in the dining room.

Do you think traditionally? - If you have discounted your dining room because it is too small, think again. Two small bedside cabinets or a corner display unit can provide the same storage as a traditional sideboard or dresser. Fold away chairs and drop leaf tables are now available cheaply and are space-efficient, or you could revamp a second-hand find.

Dining rooms often double as offices or play spaces. Decide whether this is an appropriate use of the space, as there may be better locations for play spaces and offices in the house. But if you want to allocate space for them in the dining room, make them discreet and disposable:
Discreet - if a computer work station and office filing needs to be stored in a dining area, consider investing in fold away storage that closes to look like a standard cupboard or drawer unit. If you are unable to alter the workstation itself, consider screening it with a concertina style screen or partial curtaining.
Disposable - are all files absolutely necessary? Anecdotal evidence on office storage claims 40 per cent of paperwork being kept on file is outdated! Similarly, toy collections could be pared down or packed away in rotation. Those in use could be stored in an ottoman or baskets - some laundry storage units can look stylish in a dining room.

Dining rooms are often in traffic lanes within a home. If this is the case in your home, try storing your table against a wall when not in use to make access easier.

Furniture placement
When placing furniture ensure that storage doors can open fully. This avoids the need to move a heavy dining table each time a cup is needed from the dresser.

Lighting can have a dramatic effect in dining rooms - clean and fresh for daytime family eating, subtle and romantic for evening dining.

Unusual Shapes
Remember that for bespoke furniture to fit into 'that alcove' or unusual space to contact us for a quote. We can make almost any shape of furniture.

Click on the smaller images shown to see more detail. Come to the High Cross Joinery showroom in Hertfordshire to see a large selection of quality dining room furniture.

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Oak Furniture

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Various sizes and types of bookcases
Large Sideboards
Great for storage with style
High Back Chairs
We have a variety of sizes and styles
To try these out visit our showroom
Various sizes available
We have a large range of sizes available

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Pine Furniture

TV Units
For more styles and designs do contact us
Coffee Tables
From large to small we can fit any lounge
Draw Units
We have a variety of chests with various amounts of draws
Farmhouse Tables
What Nots
Need more draws visit our showroom

Telephone Tables
From draws to shelves we have a variety tables

Welsh Dressers
Perfect for the traditional design
Lamp Units
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Pine Chairs
We make and supply a large range of chairs
Half Moon Tables
Fits well into virtually any living room
Computer Cupboards
Great for hiding the clutter of the computer
Monks Bench
A traditional seating arrangement
Wine Bottle Racks
From the largest to the smallest collection
We can make any size to fit your room
Drawer Computer Table
4 and 8 draw tables available

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Leather Furniture

Dining Room Chairs
100% genuine leather

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