Ideas for Space-Saving Extension Tables
Pedro in Custom Inspiration
, For Customers on July 14, 2012
Would you like your extension tables with or without leaves?
Whether you’re looking for a traditional dining table design that can accommodate extra guests or something that will make the most of a room with challenging dimensions, our CustomMade artisans can design custom extension tables to your exact specifications and solve some vexing space and storage problems.
This beautiful, classic dining table by Designs in Wood features a hand-planed natural cherry top and painted pine bottom. The 6’x3’ table shown here has two 18” extensions and can reach 9’ in length. Need a bigger table? Designs in Wood can custom design tables up to 15’ in length. CustomMade.com
18" Extensions, Cherry Dining Table by Designs in Wood at CustomMade.com
What do you do with extension table leaves so that your space saving solution doesn’t create another space crunch? Consider the case of Len and Linda, two customers of Holman Studios at CustomMade.com, who one day “woke up and realized they were no longer graduate students.” Artisan Steve Holman writes: “They wanted a grown-up dining room table, ‘a center for conviviality’ (said Len) for their family and friends. They also wanted the table to be able to store its own leaves.”
Steve Holman’s solution to his post-graduate clients’ request was to create storage bays for the leaves of the 12’ custom extension table inside the table base. Holman Studios at CustomMade.com
This cherry extension dining table by Joseph Murphy Furniture Maker features padauk and maple detailing and a leaf-storage system based on influential furniture maker Tage Frid’s “Dutch Pull-Out Design.” To extend the leaves, you simply slide them out and upward at each end. To return them, lift the main top slightly and push the leaves in. CustomMade.com
This “Dutch Pull-Out” dining table by Joseph Murphy Furniture Maker can extend from 75” to 118”. CustomMade.com
Some custom extension tables can solve your space problems with functional sections instead of leaves. A customer of Burgeonwood, Inc., had a dining room that was “too small for a full-time, full-size dining table,” recalls Donald Burge. He designed two long, slender tables that could be pushed against the walls and function as desks or breakfast nooks and then combined and locked together to function as a unique table with eight legs with room for eight. CustomMade.com
The table with eight legs by Burgeonwood, Inc., features gorgeous bloodwood inlays and removable parallelogram-shaped drawers for storing flatware or other items. CustomMade.com
Custom extension tables can transform themselves and the mood wherever you may place them. This cherry flip-top table by HarlemBuilt at CustomMade can shift from an intimate setting …
… to a table twice its length with its rotate and flip tabletop. HarlemBuilt at CustomMade.com
Post your ideas for space-saving extension tables on our CustomMade “Get it Made” project board and have interested artisans contact you.