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A Guide to Choosing a Large Conference Table for the Boardroom

July 22nd, 2022
~ 6 minute read
Adam StacksBy Adam Stacks

Most boardrooms require a large conference table that provides plenty of room for executives and guests alike. The conference table shouldn’t be just big but exceptionally stylish as well. After all, the board room is more than just a meeting area. It is where decisions are made, the most important decisions for the business. It’s where meetings with VIP’s and business partners that help grow the brand come together to further the success of the company. Therefore, only the best office furniture should be placed within for the appearance of a business.

That is why I am writing this guide. To help anyone who needs a top-quality conference table for their boardroom. Because it really is important to set the tone for the meeting area so that it is both comfortable for everyone in both appearance and functionality. With this in mind we will cover all the shapes of the conference tables for the boardroom as well as give some examples to get you started in your search.

The examples that will be provided below are not a comprehensive list of all the conference room tables that you can find for there are thousands of designs available today but rather a starting point into the search. Before we begin, I would like to preface up front that the Madison Liquidators staff is on hand to help you through the entirety of the process. At any point in your search should you have questions that need answered, then feel free to reach out to our knowledgeable staff at (888) 831-1012. Our staff looks forward to the chance to get to serve you.

Square Tables

Square tables are small and wouldn’t necessarily be the first shape that you would think of for the board room; however, they can be modular. Modular square tables can be used to create a long conference table to meet any length. Tables can be attached on the under-side using flat bracket plates or set free-standing in the board room. In this manner, square tables can be purchased together and be placed in any arrangement that the space allows. Below is a single square conference table for reference.

Square Conference Table

Starting Price- $475.00

For reference purposes, below is a run of square conference room tables placed together.

Rectangular Cube Base Conference Room Table And Chairs Set

Starting Price- $6,030.00

Boat Shaped Tables

Boat shaped tables are the number one choice for use in a boardroom. These are wider in the center and taper off at the edges so board members can see each other in meets. The shape gets its name from how it has the profile of an old-time small boat known as a dingy. They are perfect for a large boardroom as their shape is a natural fit for the office space.

The following is two of our most popular models for examples.

Cube Base Boat Shaped Conference Room Table and Chairs Set

Cube Base Boat Shaped Conference Room Table And Chairs Set

Starting Price- $7,415.00

With size options between eight feet and twenty-four feet there should be a perfect size for your space. Each length comes with same number of chairs to complete the set. It is available in seven attractive finishes and has a few options to round out the rest of the boardroom. Ten whiteboard options, eight storage options, and add power modules to the center of the desk. The manufacturer, Harmony Collection, has provided a five-year warranty on these conference tables.

Boat Shaped Conference Table

Boat Shaped Conference Table

Starting Price- $1,760.00

Size options start at eight feet and go all the way to twenty feet. Available in five custom finishes chosen by the manufacturer that set well in many office styles. Along with the finish, the optional pieces complete the room. They are ten whiteboard options and power modules to take the efficiency of the meetings to the next level. Corp Design offers a ten-year warranty on their office furniture.

Modular Training Tables

Modular training tables are perfect for a boardroom that needs to be flexible. Much like square conference tables, these modular ones can be placed together to form any shape within the conference room space that’s needed. What usually sets these apart from the square tables is twofold. First, they usually have wheels for easy movement around the office. The wheels of the training tables can be locked in place and flat brackets can be used to connect them on the underside of the table-top if required. Secondly, they typically fold and “nest” together for easy storage when not in use, freeing up much needed square footage around the office. Below is a great example of a single modular training table.

Flip Top Nesting Training Table

When they are arranged for a meeting to create a U-shaped conference table like below.

Flip Top Nesting Folding Conference Meeting Tables

Racetrack tables

Racetrack conference tables are also very popular options for the boardroom. These conference tables are a twist on a rectangular table by rounding the corners on the short ends. This makes the outline of a traditional racetrack with ovalized corners and long straightaways. So the conference table is rounded on the ends.

Racetrack Conference Table with Grommets

Racetrack Conference Table With Grommets

Starting Price- $1,830.00

These conference tables come in sizes between six and twenty-four feet and available in six stylish finishes, this racetrack conference table is perfect for an upscale boardroom. Options include ten whiteboard arraignments, eight storage setups, and power modules to make the meetings more efficient. This Harmony Collection provides a five-year warranty on their office furniture.

Racetrack Conference Table with Drum Base

Racetrack Conference Table With Drum Base

 Starting Price- $2,505.00

The focal point of this table is the drum base that changes the entire aesthetic of the office space. Available in sizes between six and twelve feet, so this table is a bit smaller than the rest on the list thus far. However, it has plenty of personality with its drum base and twenty-two finishes. Groupe Lacasse offers a twenty-five-year manufacturer’s warranty on their boardroom office furniture.


Lastly, we look at the traditional conference room table for the boardroom, the rectangular table. They are just as they sound, two long ends with two shorter ends with four sharp corners. These tables have been used in boardrooms for decades. Below are several examples of some of our most popular models.

Rectangular Conference Table with Knife Edge Top

Rectangular Conference Table With Knife Edge Top

Starting Price- $7,415.00

Available in thirty-five sizes, with twenty-two finishes that can be contrasted with different finishes between the top and the base. Available with ten whiteboard options and power modules. Groupe Lacasse offers a twenty-five-warranty with this attractive boardroom table.

Contemporary Conference Table

Contemporary Conference Table

 Starting Price- $1,100.00

Available in sizes six to twelve feet this Express Office Furniture designed conference table is more modest than previous entries but is perfect for an industrial or modern setting. Available in four finish options that fit well with silver legs. Ten whiteboard options are available to complete the boardroom. A five-year warranty accompanies this office furniture.

Rectangular Conference Table with Metal Legs

Rectangular Conference Table With Metal Legs

 Starting Price- $3,295.00

Available in sixteen sizes with twenty-two finishes for the desktop and fifteen sizes. One of the unique options for this boardroom table is that the base has three colors to choose from that will create some interesting looks with the finishes. This conference table also features ten whiteboard options and power modules to modernize the boardroom experience. Groupe Lacasse provides a twenty-five-year warranty on their office furniture,

Rectangular Conference Table with Power Module

Rectangular Conference Table With Power Module

 Starting Price- $2,875.00

This conference room table’s main feature is its frame with its angled legs that has three color options while the wood cross pieces at the bottom has two finish choices which contrast great against the twenty-two tabletop finish colors. Available in two sizes with the power module already built in. Being apart of the Groupe Lacasse office furniture line, it comes with a twenty-five-year warranty.

Final Thoughts

Sometimes shapes of the tables are chosen because of the demands of the boardroom room size or shape. Others, they are dictated by the size of the staff. Sometimes, they are chosen to match the design aesthetic of the office. Regardless of all these factors, the conference table must function well. Often, all these factors make for a difficult decision. In these times it is best to reach out to professionals to help assist in designing the perfect boardroom room. Madison Liquidators has a full design team with many years of layout and floor planning.

I know I already spoke of our team earlier, but the quality of support is worth mentioning again. We offer a full service from conception to installation. Going through every step, answering every question until you have found the perfect boardroom table and accessories you need. We will assist with working within your budget, and your schedule to ensure that all your needs are met. If you are ready to start the process of finding the perfect conference table for a large boardroom, then please reach out to us at Phone (608) 831-1012.

Adam Stacks
About The Author

Adam Stacks, came to Madison Liquidators at the start of 2021 after several years of freelance writing for local newspapers, magazines, and websites. His passion for writing began at an early age by writing personal works of fiction. Since joining Madison Liquidators, he has dedicated himself to studying office furniture and relaying his insight to the consumer in hopes of helping them in their search for quality office furniture.

Adam Stacks

Adam Stacks, came to Madison Liquidators at the start of 2021 after several years of freelance writing for local newspapers, magazines, and websites. His passion for writing began at an early age by writing personal works of fiction. Since joining Madison Liquidators, he has dedicated himself to studying office furniture and relaying his insight to the consumer in hopes of helping them in their search for quality office furniture.

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