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Drop Leaf Table Choices

Updated on July 20, 2009

A drop leaf table offers a versatile and functional item of home furnishing with sides that can be extended with underneath supports for a more spacious surface area or those sections can fold down for a more compact and space-saving feel. Tables are available in a multitude of sizes and designs, with leg or pedestal popular styles, and in choice of round, rectangle or square shapes to suit a room’s placement. The drop-leaf positioning can feature on one or two sides of a table depending on the overall design.
         
In a space-constrained room, such as a small kitchen a rectangular drop leaf table can be situated along a spare wall area with one or two chairs - ideal to serve as a simple breakfast table, workstation or card table. A drop leaf breakfast bar will make a perfect addition to a small dining area.

Shopping for Dropleaf Furniture

These compact tables can cost in the region of $75 for a round breakfast bar on wheels, for ease in transporting, with 2 stools, and great in a kitchen or to wheel out to a patio area to $300 for a 3 piece dropleaf dinette set, in natural wood, and measures in at 30" x 24" with leaf down or 30" x 35" with leaf extended out. A butterfly leaf table is another versatile option for those in need of extra space.

DIY Table Plans

If competent with a handful of basic tools, a small table saw, and a keen do-it-yourselfer, than it’s an opportunity to pick up a set of drop leaf table plans, patterns, and illustrations to construct in wooden table in a size and design to accommodate the existing decor at home. And remember that all Plans are designed with the amateur building in mind. A great starter assignment for those looking to get into a home woodworking project.

A classic solution to finding that extra bit of space in a living room or narrow hallway is a drop leaf table - just lift the leaf when in need of addition space, and when that extra surface area is no longer require drop the leaf back down to return a table to its slimmer, more compact build. All suited to function as an occasional table or full-length dining table to accommodate guests. When a table is needed, it’s just a case of pulling away from a wall and extending the one or two leafs and all supports.

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