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Should a buffet be longer than a dining table?

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Should a buffet be longer than a dining table?
No, a buffet usually shouldn't be longer than a dining table. Most experts recommend that you choose a buffet that is the same length or slightly shorter than your dining table. Keeping the two pieces in proportion with each other creates balance within a space.

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Warren Platner for Knoll Center Table in Glass and Steel
Located in Waalwijk, NL
Warren Platner for Knoll, dining table, glass and chrome-plated metal, United States, circa 1966 This iconic center table by Warren Platner (1919-2006) is created by welding curved...
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Vintage 1960s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Metal, Chrome

Arthur Court Saguaro Aluminum Double Pedestal Dining Table
Located in Rio Vista, CA
Dramatic post-modern style double pedestal dining table designed by Arthur Court. The Saguaro table features a sculptural aluminum frame construction having three conjoined legs. Eac...
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20th Century North American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Aluminum

Oak Refectory Table, England circa 1890
Located in Culver City, CA
England circa 1890 Oak table and benches set originally from The Kings School Canterbury. 144"L x 34.5”d x 29”h ( table ) / 144”L x 11” seat depth x 13.5”d (overall) x 18”h Ref. TABL...
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Antique 1890s British Dining Room Tables

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Oak

Antique Plank Top Mill Table, English, Pine, Country House, Dining, Victorian
Located in Hele, Devon, GB
This is an antique plank top mill table. An English, pine country house dining table, dating to the Victorian period, circa 1870. Delightful example with a lightly weathered appear...
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Antique Late 19th Century British Victorian Dining Room Tables

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Pine

George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Walnut Hidden Leaf Dining Table
Located in Countryside, IL
George Nelson for Herman Miller Mid Century Walnut Hidden Leaf Dining Table This table measures: 54 wide x 36 deep x 29 high, with a chair clearance of 25 inches, each hidden leaf m...
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Vintage 1970s American Mid-Century Modern Dining Room Tables

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Walnut

Japanese wood table /wabi-sabi table / primitive table /
Located in Sammu-shi, Chiba
This table is made by combining an old tree stump with a newly made tabletop. The tabletop is made of a single piece of wood and has a lacquer-like finish. It is black with fine hair...
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21st Century and Contemporary Japanese Primitive Dining Room Tables

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Wood

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