Extending Dining Table

Extending Dining Tables Ready For Christmas

With the holidays around the corner and you’re hosting your very first Christmas Dinner, you may have forgotten about actually being able to seat everyone around the dining table.

Don’t panic; there are multiple solutions to this!

You could get the kids or the extra guests to sit on the sofa, but that would make everyone disjointed. You won’t get the full festive cheer with dinner chats and everyone pulling crackers and wearing Christmas party hats around the table.

So you might be thinking that you might have to upgrade your dining space. Not only Christmas but all the dinner parties you want to throw throughout the year, after the success of Christmas.

But what if you don’t have the extra space for a permanent bigger table?

Well, that’s when you need to start to look at the classic design of an extendable table.

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The Benefits of an Extending Dining Table

  • Extendable Dining Tables are perfect for any host who needs extra seats. Especially when you have unexpected guests turn up for a delicious meal or just need more space for the kids and their homework at the kitchen table.
  • Simply extend the table when you need the extra space and then pop it back down when you don’t. Giving you back the floor space. Making this a fantastic choice for needing a temporary solution.
  • There is a wide range of dining tables to choose from, so I’m sure that you will find the perfect dining table to suit your decor choices.
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How to Choose Extendable Dining Table Sets

However, deciding on the ideal extendable dining table may be difficult. How big should it be? What shape should you choose? And how will you keep the additional pieces? All of these are important questions, and we’ll answer them for you.

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Size and Shape

When purchasing an extensible dining table, consider two sizes: the basic size and the maximum size.

  • When your table is used for everyday activities – dinners at home, schoolwork, projects, and so on – it is the basic size.
  • The maximum size is the biggest; the maximum number of people it can accommodate for family meals and games night.


When you buy an extension table, it comes with extra sections that you may use as needed. Those items will need to be stored safely while not in use.

In contemporary designs, the table often incorporates a storage compartment within the table itself, eliminating the need to locate space for them in a closet.

Choose your dining table based on the storage choices that are accessible to you and the available customization possibilities.

extending oak dining table
Extending dining table and chairs

Wood and Other Finishes

This decision is completely up to you. Whether you want a Grey Extending Dining Table or a Natural Oak Finish. There is a range of styles to choose from.

The most popular choice is the extending oak dining table. It’s the perfect choice for a solid hardwood for strength table, and it’s also a very stylish option if you want to add warmth to the room.


When deciding on your table’s basic size and design, keep in mind how large it will need to be when fully extended. If you wish to seat up to fourteen people, a tiny circular table for two people would not be enough.

Each extending dining room table needs to be able to hold your required number of extra places easily. Check to see whether your chosen table has extra drop-down legs or center support legs to aid in its support, especially if it’s going super-large!

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Our Favorite Extending Dining Room Furniture Sets

Beltway Extendable Trestle Dining Table

This solid wood table features a dark grey powder-coated steel base that contrasts with the warm wood grain of the pine tabletop. Making it ideal for a modern or industrial eating environment. This rectangular dining table looks well with a variety of dining chair sets. It seats 6-8 people comfortably, making it excellent for entertaining or seating the entire family for supper and bank holiday get-togethers. Pair it with the matching Beltway Bench.

Chevron Oak Dining Table

The contemporary white oak dining table includes four slim, tapering legs and a delicate chevron finish, ideal for a neutral or Scandi inspired environment.

This table is available with a fixed top or an extended table with a butterfly extension mechanism that easily accommodates additional chairs at its full length.

Wapong Extending Dining Table

The Wapong Extending Dining Table is the perfect piece of furniture for those who love to entertain. Whether you’re hosting a breakfast with family or dinner with friends, this contemporary, Scandinavian-inspired table can adapt to any situation.

The butterfly extension can accommodate up to 6 people, and the beveled top gives it a luxurious feel. The oak veneered finish and metal runners make it a high-quality product that’s built to last.


The Reyna is an amazing quality dining table and the perfect addition to any contemporary kitchen. This dining table modern, stylish design is crafted from natural materials and finished in a luxurious matt charcoal, making it a real statement piece.

Not only is this table beautiful to look at due to its satin finish, but it’s also incredibly versatile and an 8 seater dining table. Plus, it’s easy assembly makes it quick and easy to set up – so you can start enjoying it right away!

Diego Round Extending Dining Table

To begin with, the price is fantastic! This table is amazing value for money, especially considering the variety of current design elements and the extremely solid construction. This is an eye-catching and finely produced piece of industrial-style dining room furniture. It has a circular concrete-effect tabletop and stunning black powder-coated metal angled geometric legs.

Diego’s brilliant range accommodates four people and may be extended to accommodate six people. Simply press down on the tabletop, and the top turns smoothly 180 degrees, releasing an extension leaf on either end.

Round Black Drop Leaf Dining Table with 4 Cream Boucle Dining Chairs

Introducing the stunning round, black, drop-leaf, oak, 4 seats extending dining table with four cream boucle dining chairs.

This high-quality industrial table is perfect for small homes, as it folds up when not in use. The beautiful starburst frame and black oak veneer top add a touch of luxury. At the same time, the comfortable seats provide a relaxed dining experience for up to four people.

Solid Oak Extendable Dining Table with 6 Curved Oak Dining Chairs

This Solid Oak Extendable Dining Table with 6 Curved Oak Dining Chairs is the perfect addition to any dining room. The sleek Scandinavian design is complemented by the taupe faux-leather upholstery on the chairs, making this set a luxurious and stylish addition to your home. The extendable table seats up to 6 people, making it perfect for dinner parties or family gatherings.


The smooth oval top and arching, cutaway legs will seat 6-8 people. The creative minds behind this dining table idea are a triumph in design and minimalist grandeur. Made of natural real hardwood oak, leaving the body finish smooth.

This table is still strong without using a central column, and the extender panel is neatly hidden under the tabletop.

Andrew Martin Raffles Natural Extending Dining Table

From his fantastic range, Andrew Martin offers you this basic, modest dining table. It’s neutral in color, so it’ll go with any existing design or color scheme.

Choose your own chairs to match the table properly or create a focal point in your dining space. This adjustable extendable dining table exudes casual elegance and a laid-back vibe.

The attractive table has a unique blend of textures with rough sawn natural ash veneer and brushed brass embellishments. The dining table seats six dinner guests comfortably, or up to 10 when extended to its full length.


What takes up less space a round or rectangle table?

Remember that circular tables take up less space in a tiny house or dining area. They may readily fit into narrower areas because they have a lower surface area than their rectangular counterparts.

Which shape dining table is best?

Rectangular dining tables are the classic choice (since most dining rooms are rectangular). They’re perfect for large-scale parties because they can seat many people. Because of their clean line design, there is plenty of room to stroll around the table.