How Conference Tables are made: Multiple Piece Tops
Your large conference table top can be built in a single piece, or in multiple sections. The decision is based on several factors:
Table size: Stoneline Designs builds conference tables up to 30 feet long. However, 10′ is the maximum size top (116″ for shaped glass) that we can fabricate and ship in one piece. A conference table top larger than 10′ must be in multiple pieces.
Access: If a 10′ table top will be made in one piece, all access points must be carefully measured: doorways, elevator, stairwell, tight corners, etc. Remember that the top will be a few inches longer when crated. If any access point is not large enough, the top should be made in multiple pieces.
Design: A single piece top has a smooth, professional appearance. On the other hand, we incorporate the breaks in a multiple piece top into the design for a sophisticated look. Some tables even have different finishes or materials for different sections of the top. Either approach makes an attractive table, depending on the look you are going for in your conference room.
Power/Wiring: A round wiring grommet can be installed in any conference table top, whether single or multiple pieces. A wiring trough runs along the center of the table, and requires the top to be built in multiple sections.
Seating: We plan the break between top sections to fall between chairs, for more comfortable seating. For example, a 10′ table will typically seat 10: 4 along each side and 1 on each end. We would divide a 10′ top into 2- 5′ sections so that the break occurs between the 2 center chairs. A 12.5′ table could be made in 2 or 3 sections, depending on whether the table would seat 4 or 5 on each side. We use this same principle for dividing larger tops as well. With careful planning a large conference table can be designed so that no chair is placed in front of a pedestal or break in the top, even up to 30′ long.