This table was commissioned by a client who wanted a table large enough to accommodate up to 16 people for family gatherings, but that could also be used in a smaller version for every day use. The challenge was that the client wanted a pedestal table, which meant it had to be designed to carry the weight when expanded to its 12-foot length without tipping.
Dimensions: 72" diameter, expanding to 144" with four 18" leaves
Table is shown here with 2 leaves (the other two are leaning against the wall)
$6,200 (smaller sizes also available)
The table features a decorative edge profile as well as base molding along the bottom of the apron.
The table is made from solid hard maple and stained in "honey".
The table with 2 leaves (pictured here) measures 9 feet long and 6 feet wide.
This photo shows the table in its closed position (during production).
The pedestal is split vertically and held closed by clasps. To extend the table, you release the clasps and pull the table apart. Each half-pedestal rides along with its half of the table. Inside the pedestal is a smaller pedestal that remains centered and provides support for the center of the table. The pedestals are attached to an undercarriage that supports the top and all the leaves.
Believe it or not, the table can easily be fully extended and closed by one person.
This photo was taken during production showing the table with all of its leaves in position (but not fully closed). Fully extended, the table is 12 feet long x 6 feet wide. Big enough for a family reunion!
This is a matching chest designed to store the four six-foot leaves for the table. The chest features raised panels, an interior shelf to store linens, and hidden wheels to allow for easy movement around the client's dining room when table is extended to its full 12-foot length.