Pre Christmas delivery from Top Furniture

We are still offering pre Christmas delivery to over 95% of UK postcodes but space is becoming tight now for deliveries to more remote areas such as Scotland, Ireland, SW England and Wales.  Smaller items such as chairs, stools, benches and small tables can be despatched on a 24hr service with TNT which gives us much more flexibility but larger items such as table and chair sets for 6 – 8 more people need to get despatched via our own vans.

pre Christmas delivery from Top Furniture
pre Christmas delivery from Top Furniture

What makes a good oak table and chair dining set

A big ticket items such as a set of oak tables and chairs for your dining room is an item that you are unlikely to purchase more than once every 10 years or so.  These expensive items are important pieces of furniture within your home which is why it is so important to find the right dining set that ticks as many boxes as possible.

dining set

How big is your dining room or kitchen to accommodate the tables and chairs?

How many people do you wish to seat at the table?

Will you have to seat additional extra guests on the occasional big occasion such as Christmas or Easter or Birthdays?

Do you need the table to extend or fold down to a smaller size when not in use?

What is your budget for the table set?

How many chairs to you want to seat around the table?

Deciding on the right table size to start with is key as that will instantly impact your options to how much choice you have in finding your dream table.  Most families that have the space will settle for a 6 or 8 seater table as that gives them some additional seating space should they need it for the average family of 4 people.  If space is no problem at all then you might go for a fixed table that doesn’t extend but many families like the option of folding down a table to smaller size when not in use so that it doesn’t take up so much space in a room.  This may make it easier to get access to other cabinets and units in the room and for cleaning and hoovering around the table.

Now that you have finalised the size that you want then it makes sense to get a good idea of the wood type, colour and finish that you prefer.  Many modern homes choose a lighter wood such as oak, beech or pine but some older properties may have lots of darker furniture to match up with so darker stained woods might need to be considered unless you are looking to replace any existing pieces of furniture in the area around the dining table.

If you are looking at the lighter wood option then oak and pine are very popular.  Oak is more expensive than pine but it is also a harder wood than pine which means it doesn’t mark or scratch as easily.  For the finish of the table the common choices are for a lacquered, waxed, oiled or painted finish.  Some lacquered tables have more of a shine to them which is down to personal choice if you like it or not.  If you want a more natural look to your oak or pine table then you cant beat a waxed or oiled finish which should complement the natural wood.

So you have now decided on the size, price range, wood type and finish of the table and if you would like an extendable design.  That’s a pretty good description to start with.  Most tables come with the popular traditional leg design but some more recent designs might offer different shapes of legs that are in a cross leg design or refectory style.  This will obviously narrow down the choice of tables and chairs that you will be able to choose from so it might be worth keeping an open mind on the leg shape and design until you have narrowed down the list of tables to a short list.

If you are lucky enough to have a large furniture store nearby to your home then the final process of finding the right dining set might be fairly simple if you feedback your requirements to the salesman.  Unfortunately the number of large furniture shop that stock a huge range of table designs is limited in the UK so many people end up tapping their requirements into a search engine and browsing through lots of furniture websites until they spot the right design for them.  Many modern websites allow you to filter the products by many of the variables discussed above so it possible to go through the process fairly quickly.

Hopefully this has been of some value to you in the search for your ideal table and chair set.



Charles Eames Style Chair – New At Top Furniture

Charles Eames Style Chair – New At Top Furniture

New Charles Eames style chairs are now available from Top Furniture in a variety of colours which can be mix and matched at your leisure with either beech or walnut legs. These chairs are now one of the most popular chair designs in the Country and provide a fantastic, modern look to your home.

Eames chair range
Eames style chair now available

The Eames style dining chairs look great as occasional chairs but also provide a fantastic contrasting colour when combined with our oak tables – not to mention a significant saving when compared to the more traditional leather and oak based chairs.

The images below show 2 of our popular table sets combining Charles Eames style chairs with our popular oak tables which are now available from our website at great set prices.

Minsk table with Eames white chairs: only £225
Eames white dining chairs x6 and Tallinn 1.6-2.0 extending oak table £599

Keep an eye on the website as we have several more new products about to hit which include plastic moulded bar stools, rocking chairs and more occasional chairs.



Solid Oak Dining Benches With Backs

Solid oak dining benches with backs now available at Top Furniture Ltd

Our first batch of solid oak dining benches with backs have now been delivered to our central warehouse in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. These great benches have been produced by our manufacturer in Lithuania and provide fantastic alternative seating to standard dining chairs. These solid oak benches are made from European light-medium oak and are finished in a clear oiled finish to help promote the beauty of the grain.

oak bench and back
Solid oak dining bench with back

Available in both 120cm and 150cm sizes such benches are likely to be very popular, not only are they more affordable than traditional dining chairs they are also very contemporary and hard-wearing – perfect for everyday use and family gatherings. These benches are a great match for many of our tables such as the Tallinn, Provence and Minsk ranges.

Baltic bench and tallinn
Pair of oak backed benches pictured with Tallinn table
baltic backed benches with Provence
Oak backed benches pictured alongside Provence cross legged table.

These solid oak benches with backs are currently on display at both our Uttoxeter and Dartford showrooms.

We have many new products on the horizon so watch this space for information and images as and when we get them.

Country Oak Dining furniture products now back in stock at Top Furniture

Due to the unprecedented demand of our Country Oak dining furniture range certain products have been out of stock since the festive period. However Spring has now arrived and likewise have 4 shipping containers of Country oak dining furniture which significantly improves our stock situation on many of these items and as such the following are now back in stock:

1.8m Country Oak square and round dining tables:

These huge tables with chunky legs have become very popular and are fantastic tables that can be used with benches or dining chairs, these are a specialist size table and designed Exclusively for Top Furniture at a bargain price of just £899.

1.8m square table and benches
1.8m square table with country leather top benches
180cm table and benches
straight on view of table and benches

Westfield and Brooklyn Country oak Dining chairs: 

Both of these chair designs were launched mid 2013 and since their launch we have been unable to keep up with demand, however these chairs are now back in stock and available to purchase from our website – as well as being on display in both our Uttoxeter and Dartford showrooms. Both designs are available in either a solid oak seat pad or dark brown leather seat pad and will add real character to any dining area.

Westfield/Brooklyn chairs
Our recently launched Westfield and Brooklyn chairs.

Slatted back Country oak dining carver chairs:

Carver chairs can be difficult to find nowadays which is why we have seen such a rise in demand for these in the last 6 months. Probably our best seller of all carvers is this Country oak slatted carver chair which not only looks great but gives great comfort at the great price of £129.99.

Country oak carver- slatted
Country oak slatted back carver chair

Wave bar stool: 

These contemporary looking bar stools have surpassed all expectations on the sales front which is why we have stock piled on our latest order. These stools are priced at only £99.99 each and provide the perfect match for any of the products from the Country oak dining furniture range.

Wave stool
The new Wave bar stool – back in stock


Dartford Oak Furniture Showroom

Dartford oak furniture showroom open 7 days.

 Our Dartford oak furniture showroom has recently been re-vitalised with some great looking new displays and offers now on. Open 7 days per week from 9am – 5:30 Monday – Saturday and 10am – 4pm Sundays our showroom is ideally situated 10 minutes off the M25 and only a short 15 minute drive from the bustling Bluewater shopping centre.

Dartford showroom
Top Furniture Dartford showroom open 7 days a  week

Although arranged in dining sets all of our products are available on a mix and match basis . This means you can purchase as many or as few items as you require. Unlike many of our competitors we understand that buying dining furniture is a considered purchase. As such we will leave you to browse around at your leisure and take as much time as you need. Rest assured however if you do require any assistance or have any queries there will always be someone on hand to help out.

In the Downstairs area of our Dartford oak furniture showroom you will find a snapshot of our dining sets. Everything from a small 2 seater table to our largest 12-14 seater tables along with display units, sideboards, breakfast tables and benches.

Dartford showroom displays
Dartford oak furniture showroom.

Upstairs you will find our huge range of chairs and bar stools, there are many different designs and colour options available. If you would like to see how a specific chair compliments a table you have spotted feel free to ask and one of our colleagues will be happy to assist.

Because we have such an extensive range of products available we don’t have the space to display everything so if it’s a specific table you are travelling a distance to view please give us a call beforehand on 01322 278080 to avoid disappointment.

Not only will you find some great furniture at fantastic prices but we are currently offering free delivery to all U.K standard postcodes. We do not try and force our customers into buying unnecessary extras like product insurance and overpriced woodcare products. The price you see is the price you pay! Come and see for yourself.

Winter savings on oak dining sets now on!

Great winter savings on Oak dining sets

There are currently some fantastic winter savings to be made at Top Furniture and one of the best ways to make the most of these savings is by purchasing a complete dining set. Not only will you make the current Winter sale savings on your chosen dining table but you will also make a further £10 saving on each chair on top of the already discounted prices.

the following dining sets represent a snapshot of the great winter savings on offer:

  • Tallinn 1.8-2.3m extending table and 8 Titan leather chairs

Tallinn 1.8-2.3m extending dining table Was:£599

Titan full leather dining chairs Was:£119.99 each

Set price Was:£1558.92

Winter sale price:£1218.92

Saving £340

Tallinn 1.8 and 8 Titan chairs
Great winter savings on Tallinn table sets


  • Country oak 2.4-2.9-3.4 and 12 Country oak cross back chairs


Country oak double extending cross leg table 2.4-2.9-3.4m WAS: £1999

Country oak cross back chairs with leather pad WAS:£109.99 each

Set price WAS: £3318.98

Winter sale price: £2278.88

Saving: £1040.10

winter savings on Country oak dining sets
winter savings on Country oak dining sets

The above sets are just a couple of examples from a huge range of oak dining sets available with superb winter savings. Check out all the current sets at:

We are also currently offering a free delivery to all standard U.K postcodes which in itself represents a big additional saving.

These winter savings will not last forever so if you are interested then a small deposit will lock in the current prices. Alternatively check out our pay4later scheme which has been a huge success since its launch last year.

Visit: for more details on how to apply,





Top Furniture clearance shop now open

Top Furniture now has its own furniture clearance shop set up on E-bay which is made up of warehouse items not to the standard required to be sent out as brand new. This could be for a variety of reasons such as the product being slightly damaged, discontinued, ex-display or simply un-packaged.

The Clearance shop will be updated on a regular basis with images of any new products so if there happens to be a particular oak table, sideboard, chair or bar stool you are looking for at a knock-down price then it’s worth re-checking the below link regularly:

Top Furniture Ltd eBay shop clearance web link

When browsing around our Top Furniture website any items that we have in our clearance shop will have the following banner shown on the specific product page, by simply clicking on this banner you will be taken directly to our eBay shop where you will be able to view several images of each item:


We will always try and be as specific as possible with any defects and attempt to show these on the images provided. However should you have any further queries or require any more images feel free to contact us on 01889 560999 or alternatively visit our warehouse / showroom in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire. All the items currently displayed in the Top Furniture clearance shop will be available to view. Appointments are not required for viewing and the opening hours of our showroom are as follows:

Mon – Fri 9am – 5:30pm, Sat 9am – 4pm, Sun 10am – 4pm.

Top Furniture Oak Furniture Shop Showrooms

At Top Furniture we fully understand that buying new dining furniture for your home is a large and important purchase. This is why we now have 2 showrooms open in the U.K to give potential customers the opportunity to see and feel the quality of the product before committing to a purchase. Our showrooms are not built on expensive, busy town centre retail parks as we believe in keeping costs down to a minimum so as we can pass savings onto our customers and keep our prices competitive.

Midlands oak furniture showroom & warehouse

 The first of our showrooms is located at our main head office in Uttoxeter, Staffordshire and forms part of our distribution warehouse from where all our products are despatched. Almost all of our products are on display at this particular showroom although if there is a specific item you are coming to see then it is advisable to give us a call to check on stock levels beforehand. The showroom is open from 9am-5:30pm Monday-Friday, 9am-4pm Saturdays and 10am-4pm Sundays and is situated adjacent to Uttoxeter train station and horse-racing venue just 5 minutes off the main A50 road.

A collection service is available from our warehouse area so if you have access to a van or large car you can take your purchase away with you – again it is strongly advised to check stock levels before travelling.

There will always be someone on hand to provide assistance should it be required although we do not employ pushy sales people like some of our competitors so feel free to just come down for a browse at your leisure.

Uttoxeter Wraehouse
our Uttoxeter warehouse and showroom


Showroom details

Top Furniture Ltd, Station Yard, Station Road, Uttoxeter, Staffordshire, ST14 8AX

Direct telephone number: 01889 560999

Email address:


Kent Showroom

Our latest oak furniture shop is Located in “The Orchards shopping centre” Dartford and is set over 2 floors to allow us to maximise the display space available. The showroom is in easy reach of the capital and only 10 minutes off the M25 motorway making locating us easy. Due to our huge range of dining furniture we cannot display every single piece so please give us a call to check that we have your desired items on show before travelling.

The showroom is open 9am-5:30pm Monday-Saturday and 10am – 4pm on Sundays. Telephone lines are additionally open weekdays until 8pm to ensure any on-line enquiries can be dealt with efficiently.

Unfortunately we do not generally carry stocks for collection in our Dartford showroom so you will only be able to collect by prior arrangement in which case we will always aim to have your items ready for collection within 7 days of placing an order.

The showroom is always manned by experienced colleagues who will be happy to help and advise. We do not employee pushy sales people so feel free to visit for a browse.

Dartford showroom
Top Furniture Dartford showroom set over 2 floors


Showroom details

Top Furniture Ltd. Unit 20, The Orchards shopping centre,                                                               High street, Dartford, Kent, DA11DN.

Direct telephone number: 01322 278080

Email address:

Online furniture reviews and customer care at Top Furniture

At Top Furniture we are really passionate about customer service and the importance of not only looking after our customers through the purchase process but also offering a high level of after sales service should this be required. This is why we have recently teamed up with several independent feedback sites such as “Review centre” and “Trustpilot”  to give potential customers the opportunity to read other peoples experiences before committing to a purchase.

All Top Furniture reviews are completely unedited and we actively e-mail each and every customer to encourage them to leave feedback on their entire experience be it positive or negative. We are currently very proud of the results this has brought us on the various review sites as can be viewed by clicking on the relevant logo below:

Top Furniture - Review Center Full Review                   Trustpilot

The Internet has clearly become a huge shopping market with more and more people changing their buying habits from the traditional town centre high streets to browsing and purchasing via the Internet. There is however still understandably a lot of nervousness around internet buying particularly for larger purchases like furniture. This is why on-line reviews are now of such high importance as they give people that extra peace of mind and confidence in both the product and respective company.

Feel free to visit our Facebook page at for more feedback and latest business news.

We believe that the best way to provide the best service is to keep as much of the process in house rather than rely on third parties which is why we now employ our own delivery teams who carry out around 90% of our deliveries directly. We also have a dedicated customer service team who are there specifically to deal with queries and problems before during and after the purchase process.