You’ve just cooked an amazing dinner for eight, and your guests are ready to enjoy the meal in style! You serve each person a beautifully prepared plate…and then you tell your guests to take whatever seat they can find?? Oh, your dining room table only seats four, huh?! So some guests will be sitting around the coffee table or in the nearest folding chair? No biggie–your friends understand. Plus, your home can’t accommodate a big table, so you have no other option, right?
Think again! Expandable dining tables come in a variety of sizes and styles, many with internal hidden extensions that lengthen the furnishing so it can seat 6, 10 or more with a few easy maneuvers. Check out the sleek wooden selections below and imagine the impact they could have on your future dinner parties!
Rectangular Expandable Dining Tables
By far the most common in expandable dining table shapes, the rectangle saves the day time and time again! What better way to accommodate a group than to stretch the table lengthwise? Take the Parsons Expandable Dining Table, with its clean-lined, perfectly proportioned form. This table seats 8 when extended. [from West Elm]
For a similar shape, try CUBUS from Vitamin Design. This expandable table is crafted of solid wood. Not to mention,Vitamin is known for its eco-friendly practices, such as obtaining materials from sustainable forests and treating furniture surfaces with natural oils. [from archiproducts]
Dark wood, a boxy shape and an expandable form make this next table similar to the selections above. Yet this model, called DOMINO LEGNO, boasts aluminum details that add unique flair. [from Ozzio]