Amish Extendable Dining TablesBy Bailiegh Basham · August 9, 2018
Extending Dining & Kitchen Tables
Are you often unsure of how many people to expect for dinner? One of our many extending dining tables could be the solution to your mealtime dilemma. Whether you are looking for a massive extending table that seats 18, or a modern stylish dining table that can make room for a few more guests, we have you covered.
Countryside Amish Furniture’s extending dining tables feature solid wood construction, timeless designs and custom size and shape options. Find extension dining tables and enjoy casual or formal dining in style. A dining table is a gathering place and works as a focal point in any room.
Extendable kitchen tables provide you with the ability to be flexible by allowing you to easily lengthen the size of your table. Keep extra dining chairs along the walls until needed, and add dining benches to the room to seat even more guests comfortably. Once mealtime is over, your table can be put back to its smaller size to reclaim your space, and keep your dining area looking tidy.
Our modern and traditional extendable dining tables are easy to enlarge and the extension takes seconds, making it very convenient for you to convert a 6 seater dining table to an 8 or 12 seater. Solid wood tables with the ability to extend come in a variety of designs. Learn about and shop our favorite table extension mechanisms below:
Removable Center Leaf Tables:
Standard removable leaves are often times the best option for creating the most space around a dining or kitchen leg table. Countryside’s center leaves are typically 12” in width and must be purchased at the time of the table to ensure a proper fit. If the center extension leaf does not store within the table while not in use, a decorative apron will be attached to the leaf to provide a streamlined look. To install the leaf, you must lift the whole leaf and pull on both sides of the table to create a gap in the center for the leaf.
Self-Storing Table Leaves:
Extending dining room tables with self-storing leaves are ideal for maximizing storage space in your dining room or kitchen. Depending on which style of table you select, it may be able to store up to four 12” leaves within the table. Guidelines on apron storage will be provided on each product page. In addition to standard leg, trestle, and pedestal tables, self-storing leaves are often found in butterfly tables and refectory tables.
Butterfly Leaf Tables:
A butterfly leaf dining table typically has a leaf (for leg tables), or two leaves (for trestle and pedestal tables) in the center. A butterfly leaf is named because when it is being "opened' into place, it appears to have wings like a butterfly. Our solid wood butterfly leaf is normally around 18 inches wide, and hinges in the middle. You can simply pull the ends of the table top out, revealing a gap in the center where the leaf is stored. A butterfly folding table is a good choice if you do not have additional space to store your extensions.
Refectory Leaf Tables:
A popular and classic approach to the extendable dining table is the refectory. In most of our Amish built refectory tables, you will typically pull the wooden slides out from the sides of the table, and pull the leaves out from underneath. Refectory tables are the easiest for one person to extend, since you aren't required to pull both ends of the table out. Extendable refectory tables are typically long and narrow, and leaves range in size.
Drop Leaf Tables:
An Amish built drop leaf table set has hinged leaves on either end that extend upwards. When unfolded, a drop leaf dining room table will typically have a square or rectangular top shape. The legged or pedestal kitchen table leaves can be extended to make the table a circle or rectangle, depending on which style you prefer. Drop leaf dining tables are popular investments for small spaces; you also have the option to drop only one leaf down.
Countryside Amish Furniture offers hundreds of extendable dining and kitchen tables perfect for every home. Our Amish built tables come with a large selection of hardwood options, shapes, sizes, and finish options. The kind of dining table you choose may well depend on the shape and size of the room, and the overall style and shape of your other furniture.
We have you covered with all shapes of extendable dining tables including; rectangular, round, square, oval, banquet, and boat. For a larger space, you can play with size and shape of the extendable dining table based on your needs and requirement and modern design.
Transform your dining room with one of our extension tables to create the perfect spot for family meals, or the center of your entertaining space. Choose from a selection of extension dining tables that range in style from traditional to farmhouse to industrial.