Plans or design ideas needed for dining table that expands from 2 to 6

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Forum topic by HarveyDunn posted 07-02-2016 03:30 AM 1431 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-02-2016 03:30 AM

I’m looking for some ideas or even better yet plans for a dining table to seat just two on a daily basis, but has the capacity to expand to six on occasion. Round or square. The expansion must be easy to do – I don’t want a design that requires storing a entire second top in the garage. Styles: shaker, mission or modern.

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#1 posted 07-02-2016 03:50 AM

Google images of dropleaf tables…

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#2 posted 07-02-2016 08:40 AM

Google images of dropleaf tables…

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#3 posted 07-02-2016 09:31 AM

I am working on a butterfly leaf table. Pretty easy and straight forward. Google those as well.

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#4 posted 07-02-2016 11:29 AM

Just omit the drawers and extend the middle section to seat one person either side.

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#5 posted 07-03-2016 12:44 AM


The slickest design I have seen for an expanding dining table was on “Rough Cut with Tommy McDonald”, season 4, episode 0411. It is a Draw Leaf Table. It looks pretty much like a standard table, featuring a solid top. However, the top floats in such a manner that when the leafs at either end of the table are pulled out, the main top drops in between the leafs, extending the length of the table. When it is time to return the table to its normal size, the main top is removed, the leafs retracted, and the main top placed back into position over the leafs.

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#6 posted 07-03-2016 01:56 AM

I favorited that a while back. 2 to 6 would take some reengineering. That one looks like its probably 4 to 6.


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