Expanding round tables bring a particular wow factor to any room. It’s a conversation starter, focal point, and the center of any gathering. In this blog on the Lotus Woodwork’s expanding round tables, we’ll look further into their versatility and ability to embellish a space.
- Design Innovation: Beauty Meets Function
- The Ideal Solution for Luxury Homes
- From Intimate Dinners to Large Gatherings
- Tips for Pairing with Other Furniture and Décor
- Real-Life Applications and Success Stories
Design Innovation: Beauty Meets Function
The Expanding Mechanism Explained
The structure and design of our tables allow for easy expansion. Within a couple of minutes, your table will be up to double its original size, allowing additional space for seating. Our tables also have a locking carousel, so you don’t need to walk around the table while expanding or collapsing it.
The leaf system allows you to unlock the lockable carousel near the base to easily maneuver each pie outward and unfold each leaf from its hidden compartment. You’ll then return each leaf and pie to the center and use the lockable carousel to secure the spinning feature.
To collapse your expanding round table, reverse the initial process, unlocking the lockable carousel, folding the leaves inward, and pushing the pies back into place.
Materials and Craftsmanship
Our expanding round tables are hand-crafted by our professional team of designers. When deciding on your personalized table, you can choose from one of our many American hardwood and exotic wood species, including walnut, cherry, teak, and barn wood.
Along with the wood surface and base, you’ll have options for finishes and coating to maintain the pristine appearance and longevity of your expanding round table. The starting price for our coatings includes a two-part custom color toning and glaze and a multiple-coat flat or satin conversion varnish top coat. Along with what’s included in the initial package price, you can request alternative coats and finishes that will be an upcharge for material and extra time.
Aesthetic Appeal and Customization Options
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. At Lotus Woodworks, we take pride in creating masterpieces that exceed your expectations. We offer hundreds of variations in surfaces, bases, finishes, and coating to create unique pieces for each of our clients. Along with our standard options, you can opt for greater originality with our add-on options.
The Ideal Solution for Luxury Homes
If you’re looking for functionality in smaller spaces, expanding round tables provide just that. With the expansion mechanism, you can keep your table in its original size until you’re ready to expand it, avoiding taking up a significant amount of space 24/7. Our tables also use a hidden leaf style, so you don’t need to worry about additional storage space to keep expansion pieces in. You can store your expansion leaves within the table when not used.
Adapting to Various Occasions
People commonly have a kitchen table and a dining table. The kitchen table is the primary place for casual and small gatherings. The dining set is used during special occasions or for larger companies. While this is great if you have the space, an expanding round table offers a two-in-one solution to free room and added convenience. With numerous size options, your table can go from as little as four seating spots to an expansion that fits as many as ten, depending on your design.
From Intimate Dinners to Large Gatherings
The beauty of expanding round tables is that they can accommodate both intimate and large gatherings.
Setting the Scene for Romantic Evenings
A table for two is made easy with our tables’ collapse mechanism, creating a close proximity and intimate evening. Whether it’s a fun date night or a special anniversary, you can enjoy your dinner with your beautifully crafted table in romantic candlelight.
Hosting Family Feasts
On the flip side, expanding round tables can fit up to 10 or more people depending on the circumference of the design you choose. A circular table allows for greater engagement between every person at the table, with room for family, guests, and plenty of food.
Accommodating Parties and Social Events
A table doesn’t need to be exclusively for sit-down meals. You can use your expanding round table for snacks, refreshments, games, etc. Our tables are a great option for game nights, as rectangular and square-shaped tables often make centerpiece elements more difficult to access and block views. The advantages of a circular, expanding table for easy access to finger foods, hors d’oeuvres, or fast-paced games make for an excellent centerpiece of any social gathering.
Maximizing Space Without Compromise
If you’re an active host and love to have large gatherings in your home, this often means compromising space for the sake of a larger table set. With an expanding round table, you don’t have to settle for a “happy medium.” You’ll get the table size you need when you need it without giving up room for additional furniture and walk space.
Tips for Pairing with Other Furniture and Décor
Choosing Complementary Chairs
A one-size-fits-all selection of chairs for your expanding round table doesn’t exist. The ideal combination depends on your chosen wood, colors, and table designs. Do you have a specific theme in mind? Whether your environment leans towards modern aesthetics or rustic charm, our diverse table offerings seamlessly complement any chair style and space. The key lies in making the right match.
Accenting with Rugs and Lighting
Lighting dramatically affects the appearance of a room. Warm white is the highly recommended lighting color for a room because it creates a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. Rugs come in all shapes, sizes, and colors. This allows you to enhance the space and tie the theme or color scheme together.
Art and Accessories to Complete the Look
No room is complete without decor. How you’d like to decorate your expanding round table and its surroundings is up to you. Be creative and explore inspiring resources like home magazines and Pinterest. Some fun ways to spruce up your space include:
- Vases & flower arrangements
- Wall prints & artwork
- Picture frames
- Curtains & blinds
- Accent chairs
The beauty of interior design is that you truly get to make it your own, a reflection of your tastes.
Real-Life Applications and Success Stories
Our tables have brought countless rooms to life and magnified the beauty of each space, but don’t just take our word for it. Our clients have given us great insight into their personal experiences with our expanding round tables that we want to share with you.
Homeowner Testimonials and Experiences
“There are not words to describe the beauty of my table! The engineering, the math, and the final art piece are all beyond incredible. It is prettier today than it was yesterday, and I had to get up at two in the morning and sit at it just to make sure it was not just my imagination. This table is math, poetry, and art all rolled into one. I cannot thank all of you enough!” – Connie
“I want to thank you very much for creating my beautiful table. It is exactly what I had envisioned and even exceeds my expectations. Your craftsmanship is exemplary, and you always made me feel confident throughout the fabrication process.” – Linda Safran