How To: Get the Perfect Dining Table for Family Dinners

By Sklar Furnishings

Designer Tips and How to Guides

November 14, 2016

‘Tis the season of family gatherings and the lavish meals that go with them. You may not always need a large family dinner table, but when the festive season arrives, a little extra space for visiting relatives goes a long way. Extension tables are a great solution to this. The clever mechanisms that let you increase the surface area of these tables make them both beautiful and easy to use, with no need for wrangling separate leaves.

Denmark’s Skovby brand has been designing and hand-building modern extension tables for decades. Their Extension Dining Table seats up to 12 diners thanks to its generous dimensions and space-saving base. Smaller but no less impressive is their Round Dining Table, with a unique turning mechanism that causes built-in extension leaves to unfold.

The T240 Extendable Dining Table features a metal sliding mechanism that reveals its hidden leaves. This contemporary piece is made from Canaletto walnut on a graphite metal base and seats up to 12 people.

Available in American black walnut or solid cherry, the Audrey Extension Table can be extended by 24 inches thanks to a self-storing butterfly leaf. Choose from several Greenguard certified finishes to customise Audrey to match its surroundings.

The Quadrato Extension Table seats up to 8 people when its frosted glass top is opened out. Its square marble base lends the Quadrato a striking appearance and leaves plenty of room for everybody’s legs.

Finally, the surprising Lang Extension Table converts from a console to a table long enough to seat 12 people. This matt white wonder defies expectations, expanding to several times its original size. You’ll always have room for last-minute additions to the guest list, and once the holidays are over the Lang will occupy only the smallest of nooks.

Cover image courtesy of Brit + Co.

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