Relevant categories: Dining Tables
(Above photo - Extending Refectory Table - Oak Kitchen Farmhouse Dining Tables )
Do you have a refectory table that sometimes becomes inadequate in accommodating all your guests? In that case, you need an adjustable table that you can extend when required and fold it back. When you only have your family members, you can use the retracted version of the table. However, when you need more people to sit around the table, all you need is extend it. We are talking about extending refectory tables, which are versatile when accommodating many diners at once.
An extending refectory table comes with wings for an extension to hold more diners than usual. You can pull and extend the leaves to create extra tabletop space. The leaves are built into the table, allowing you to pull them out from under the surface. With that kind of table, you can host more extensive dinner functions and parties without worrying about your dining tables falling short. By allowing you to expand its size, an extending table provides space for more people to sit around.
(Above photo - Extending French Refectory Table Kitchen Dining )
Extending refectory tables are created so that, through reciprocal action, you can quickly and smoothly open the table. Regardless of the design, the table has a locking mechanism under it. After releasing the locking mechanism, you can pull both ends of the table to open simultaneously. At that stage, you can spread dining chairs around the table in readiness for the diners.
The extending ends of the refectory table are called leaves since they usually hang to the sides. It is these leaves that you raise to extend the tabletop surface for accommodating more diners. Even though these tables were meant for monasteries, they are today found in homes and other residences. So, it is understandable that you would buy an extending refectory table for use at home.
(Above photo - Extending Refectory tables also available with matching kitchen chairs )
Choosing an extending refectory table can be difficult, especially if you have no idea what to look for. One of the things to consider is the space in which you want to use it. It would help if you got the room dimensions correctly to ensure that the table will fit when compressed or extended. That way, you would avoid moving the table out of the room when you need to open it.
It is also essential to consider whether the table has concealed leaves – those sitting within the table structure. The second type is one whose leaves need separate storage and is attached when there is a need. If you choose the second type, you should have enough space to store the leaves' extra pieces.
Lastly, it would be best if you thought about the functionality provided by the extending refectory table. Is it easy to extend, for example? Some extending refectory tables are so heavy that they require two people to hold the leaves to develop them. Still, others have simple mechanisms that make it possible to extend faster.
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