Extendable Dining Tables

Buying a dining table is a significant purchase. You want to find the right one on the first attempt, as you will probably use the same for many years to come. The dining room is the heart of any family gatherings and the focal point of hot discussions. Therefore, the dining table is one of the most used furniture pieces in any household. And extendable dining tables are one of the most commonly used. They can be very handy if you need an additional seat at the dining table. As the name suggests, it can be extended.

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Factors to Consider While Buying Extendable Dining Tables

Suppose you love to host family dinners and gatherings. In that case, you know how important it is to have an extendable dining table. However, finding the right extendable dining table can be a daunting task, mainly because there are various designs, styles, and sizes to choose from. First, you need to find the best extendable dining tables that would perfectly fit your choice, the current decor of your house, and fulfill your seating needs. Then, suppose you want to buy a new furniture piece for your dining room. In that case, consider several factors that will help you find the ideal extendable dining table for your house. 

Check Space Availability

Before looking at different designs and styles of extendable dining tables, you need to check how much space you have available in your dining room. You don't buy a table that is too big or too small for the area. So, to save your time, measure the space before looking at different options of extendable dining tables. 

Shape and Size of Your Table

Once you have calculated the amount of space available in the dining room, you then need to determine the shape and size of your extendable dining table. The most commonly used shapes of the dining table are rectangular, oval, square, and round. Depending on the shape, they all have different capacities to accommodate people. When selecting a size for your dining table, you have to make sure to leave some space for anyone to comfortably move around the table. 

When you decide the shape of your extendable dining table, you need to know why you want to buy it. Will it be used only on special occasions, or will you be using it regularly? You need to know how many people will be using the table to calculate the size. For example, suppose you only have 3-4 people in the house. In that case, you can buy a square-shaped dining table, which can be extended into a rectangular table when needed. The circular extendable dining tables work great in compact spaces as well. However, suppose you want your dining room to have a formal vibe and the ability to accommodate more than ten people. In that case, you should invest in large rectangular extendable dining tables. 


It is very crucial to choose the material of your extendable dining table very carefully. This is because many things depend on the selected material, such as price, style, design, durability, and strength. So, you have to make sure to choose the right kind of material. There are two types of materials that are commonly used to make extendable dining tables:

  • Wood: Traditionally, all dining tables were made of wood as they are the most durable and can last for many years. The wooden dining tables can be easily painted and stained to match the style and decor of your dining room, making them the best choice. 

  • Metal: The metal dining tables are also very durable. Generally, they have a frame made out of metal with a wooden or stone countertop. As a result, these tables need less maintenance and care than any other type. 


The style and color of your extendable dining table should match the decor style. However, people often tend to change the decor theme over time. Still, it would be challenging to upgrade the style of the dining tables. It would be best to buy a dining table made of wood that can be stained or painted according to the new decor theme. 

Points to Remember:  

  1. When looking at different designs and styles of extendable dining tables, make sure the style and design blend in with the rest of the furniture. It should not overpower the other elements of the dining room. 

  2. When buying a new extendable dining table, you need to pay attention to the table's base. Generally, the tables' base or legs make it impossible for people to sit around the table without hurting their knees. Still, so many tables come with one leg that can solve this issue. 

  3. Wooden extendable dining tables will show wear and tear signs with constant use. However, it can be fixed by sanding down the table and applying a fresh coat of paint.