How to choose the tablebook?

The table is a favorite furniture attribute in our country, which has found its popularity in Soviet times. Now this product has not lost its relevance and rather in demand. What are the advantages of such an object of furniture, and how to choose the right book table, let’s figure it out.


The furniture market has a huge range of book tables. They are folding design. In the assembled form, such an attribute does not take up much space, and with its own kind reminds Tumba. But, settling it, you get a table for receiving guests, for which you can accommodate up to 10 people without any problems.

Book tables can be divided into several types. Basically, they are divided into destination.

  • For the living room Typically, such products are a rectangular design, which opens two flaps up, forming a large dining table. These flaps are based on legs.

  • For kitchen The design of such a sliding table is practically no different. Only the stationary part can be additionally equipped with a dresser, where you can store kitchen utensils. Often the tables for the kitchen are made on the metal frame, and the side flaps when opening are based on thin metal legs. The dimensions of them are slightly less than those used in the living room, while their design can be equipped with wheels. Often, using such a table in the kitchen, it is moved close to the wall, and only one sash lift.

It allows you to save place, while getting a dining table, followed by a small family.


Tables-books are made of several types of materials.

  • Array of wood. Pretty durable material, products from which have a long service life. Furniture from it looks rich. In most cases, it is pretty beautiful, has decorations in the form of an artistic thread. The tree is not scary moisture, the product from this material is not deformed and will not be swept, and if such a table will lose its appearance, it is quite easy to restore it.

But there is an array of wood flaws. Its products are quite heavy, and the cost of them is high.

  • Ledp. This is a cheap wood substitute, which is made from sawdust, pressed using formaldehyde resins. Unfair manufacturers in the manufacture of this material can use toxic glue, so do not be lazy to ask Certificates of quality on products from LDSP. In its view, this material is perfectly smooth plates that are not subjected to no processing. At the same time, they are covered with a film, which simulates the surface of various wood varieties, such as wenge or oak sonoma. In addition, this material does not tolerate elevated moisture. Under action on the LDSP of the water, the surface of the plate is deformed, and bubbles appear.

Return such products the initial species will not work. But to buy a table book from this material can afford each.

  • Metal. From this material, a framework or feet of table books is usually made. It is durable, durable, eco-friendly. Do not fear what product is broken under the weight of dishes.
  • Plastic. They usually cover kitchen table countertops. This material is quite durable, it is well opposed to damage, no moisture and water is afraid. Plastic table can be used in the outdoors, for example, on the veranda. There are such products inexpensive, and their life is quite long.
  • Glass. This material is quite rarely used to make this furnishing attribute. Glass tables-books are mostly manufactured by individual design designers to order. This is due to the fact that glass is a rather fragile material, and lifting and lowering the sash, they can easily damage them.


Now tables books can be found completely different sizes. And they change in all respects: height, width and length.

In Soviet times, the desk book for the living room was produced in one dimensional. In principle, the size of the models in most cases and now has not changed much. In the unfolded form, such a piece of furniture has the following parameters: length – 1682 mm, width – 850 cm, height 751 mm, stationary length – 280 mm.

However, currently you can meet and enlarged dining tables-books. Their parameters correspond to 1740x900x750 mm.

The largest attribute may have dimensions 2350x800x750 mm. Such a table will allow him to fit by a rather large company, while no one will interfere with anyone.

The standard for kitchen tables are the following dimensions: length 1300 mm, width 600mm, height 70 mm.

For small-sized kitchens, you can purchase this piece of furniture with mini-dimensions of 750x650x750 mm. Despite such small dimensions, it may well be equipped with additional storage places.

Modern designers offer books-books, which are quite narrow, and practically do not occupy a place, while the dimensions of standard tables have in unfolded.


Choosing a table of book, you will come across a wide range of colors of this product.

Here you can find a huge selection of products for the living room with colorful under natural wood, quite popular tables of color Italian walnut, ash, low oak. In this case, the coating can be both matte and glossy.

Also there are monochrome products of various shades. Actual, black table, as well as bright colors, for example, red or turquoise.

The attribute for the kitchen countertop often has an ornament. Here it may be imitation for marble or photo printing depicting still lifes or cities in the world.


In the form of a table-book there are two types:

  • oval;
  • Rectangular.

And the other type can be made for both the living room and kitchen. But still the classics of this object of furniture for the equipment of the hall is a rectangular shape, although oval tables are quite comfortable, you can accommodate more guests.

For small-sized kitchens, the oval table of the book slightly decreased in length, making it round. This made it possible to additionally win a few centimeters of free square in this room, while maintained the number of landing places behind the attribute.


In the manufacture of books – books used various kinds of fittings. And here the basis of the qualitative functionality of this object of furniture is the reliability of the loop.

In Soviet times, piano loops used for the manufacture of this design. But they were pretty unreliable, and at the most responsible moment, the countertop with covered in it could simply fall off. Modern manufacturers left the use of this accessure, going to more modern and reliable components.

In most models, butterfly loops are used, which are reliable, and since each detail is attached by several such elements, when one of them fails, the load falls to the rest.

Mechanism device

The mechanism of the table book can be three species, although the main idea does not change. There is a stationary part and two rising flaps. Side parts of the table top, rising on the loops, are installed on the support. In this case, you can decompose only one sash, or immediately both. The legs are protruding here. There may be one or two. In the second case, the design is more stable, which means reliable.

In the event that the movable part of the tabletop is installed on two supports, the legs can be elucidated and hide inside the stationary part, or screw into certain places. And if the feet of this attribute of furniture is one, then it is usually a roll-out, and fastened to the loop to the stationary part it.


In most cases, book tables, especially with regard to living rooms, have a simple form, strict forms. This allows them to establish them both in classical and in modern interiors. But there are design models that are suitable for certain stylistic solutions of the premises.

  • So, For the Living Room in Provence It is worth buying this White Attribute.

  • For kitchen in high-tech style Glass table perfectly.
  • In Kitchen Country Style It would be appropriate to look at the table of a book made of natural wood of light tones, perhaps not even covered with varnish.


In Soviet times, book tables did not differ in great diversity. They were from the tree and had either a matte coating, or shining a gloss. Now this attribute of furniture decorate in various ways.

So, for the dining table in the living room often used equipment Decoupage. Original patterns will help make this attribute of furniture highlights of the entire room.

For kitchen tables, photo printing is increasingly used. It does not matter, from the glass data of furniture or plastic attributes, such a kind of decor looks pretty modern and stylish, the main thing is that it harmonies with the rest of the room.

Although modern book tables do not always require additional decorations. So, for example, a black polished table from a natural array of wood itself is a pretty aesthetic subject that some additional decor is required.


Design of books-books is pretty simple. And more often quite similar.

Rectangular models of tabletop corners can be straight or rounded.

In the stationary part, retractable drawers can be built, and access to them can be both on the side of the product and under the lowered sash. Also, a tabletop of a stationary part can be raised, where storage locations for dishes will be hidden.

How to choose?

The choice of table books is pretty simple and depends on only several factors.

  • We define, for what purposes is needed This attribute of furniture. If for installation in the kitchen, then you should choose more compact options. If for receiving guests in the living room, it is worth paying attention to the tables.
  • Determine View of support. Remember that the most reliable option will be the installation of each part of the table top for two screwing legs. Although the design on one leg is quite suitable for a small kitchen table, especially since it will minimally interfere with the table.

  • Determine budget. Depending on its size, you can choose the material and design in which this furniture attribute will be performed. So, the folding product without additional storage sites made from LDSP, can afford almost every. But on products from expensive varieties of wood or glass will have to spend significantly.

Advantages and disadvantages

Tables books are quite a lot of advantages. These products in folded occupy little space. You can connect several functions at once: writing desk, dining table, chest.

The disadvantage of this object of furniture is that in some models there is not enough stable design that you can easily knock over.

Famous manufacturers and reviews

In our market, book tables can be found from various manufacturers. They are issued both in Russia and other countries of the world, for example Italy, Germany. Pretty popular are Polish models of this furniture object from the company Goliat. According to buyers, this is a pretty quality product at a tempting price.

Modern examples and furniture options

In Furniture stores you can find a wide range of book tables. Here are some interesting models that will be a highlight in the interior of your home.

The product from transparent glass will be an excellent option for the kitchen in a modern style.

For a small kitchen, a table is perfect for a table complete with folding chairs that are cleaned inside the stationary part of the product.

The coffee table from the woods of the tree will be decorated with any classic interior, and its design in the form of a book will allow it to place him as in the middle of the room, giving a rounded shape, so attach to the wall, lowering one or both sash countertops.

More information about the varieties of books, see next video.

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