December 1st, 2012 by Peggy Farabaugh
Grab an extra leaf or two for the extension table and add another cup of water to the soup. The holidays are here! I remember when we were kids it seemed like every night at least one of us would be having a friend over for dinner. In our big family, my mother barely noticed it. But today, families are smaller, dining rooms are smaller (or non-existent) and dining room tables are smaller.
That’s no reason to hesitate before extending an open invitation for your friends and relatives to gather around the table at your house. Enter the extra leaf! Back in the day, we had to store extra leaves for our old oak dining table down in the basement. But today’s extension tables have self storing leaves that are neatly and conveniently tucked away under the table top. It’s so easy to insert them, and then tuck them away after company has gone home.
Check out these American made, solid wood extension tables that are handcrafted in Vermont. Last week Loryn posted some tips about how to select the right shape for your table and we’ve tried to make it easy to find special categories for Round & Oval Extension Tables as well as Square & Rectangular Extending Tables. If you’re shopping by style it might be faster to browse through categories like our Shaker Dining Tables, Pedestal Dining Tables or Trestle Dining Tables. Copeland Furniture fans will want to head straight to the Copeland Audrey, Sarah, Catalina and Dana Thomas dining tables.
So how many extra people can you fit with each leaf in your extending table? Well, just 2 per leaf but you can customize most of our tables with your choice of 1, 2 or 3 leaves (with some designs a fifth leg is added to support 3 extending leaves– it’s also hidden underneath the table top when not in use).
Have questions? Give us a call or connect with us on Facebook. Then start planning your next dinner party!
July 26th, 2010 by Peggy Farabaugh
Everyone loves the idea of having a solid wood custom Shaker dining table handcrafted just for them. What's not to love? Pick your favorite wood, order the table to fit perfectly into your dining room…a handcrafted dining table, made especially for you by skilled craftsmen in Vermont who use eco-friendly, sustainably harvested natural hardwoods. Add in free shipping and a lifetime guarantee and who could argue?
Well, the biggest reservation our customers have is the fact that it takes time to make quality fine furniture– often as much as 8-12 weeks plus shipping time. So we've partnered with our craftsmen to select a number of our most popular dining tables and we've improved our crafting logistics so we can have them built for you in just 2-3 weeks. Check out our Quick Craft furniture selection and let us know what you think.