How do you know what type of Extendable Dining Table is right for your home? There are several things to consider when choosing a Dining Table for your space… Luckily, with our many years of experience, we can assist you in choosing the right table to fulfil your needs.

At Nordic Design, we’ve crafted Custom Extension Tables for over 50 years. We’ve seen so many variations because each home and lifestyle is different, which means it’s important for your Dining Table to accommodate your needs. So, what are some of the options you should consider…


How Big Should Your Extendable Table Be?

The best thing about choosing an Extendable Table is that you aren’t committed to a single size at any one time. Opt for something smaller for daily use, with the option to enlarge on special occasions to accommodate more guests.

You’ll still have to determine the right size for your space. Determine how large you want your table to open up – then work backwards. Once you’ve worked out how big you can go, you can find a comfortable size to sit in your room day in and out.

small extendable dining table in mountain ash timber made in Adelaide

Whichever sizes you choose for your Extension Table, you’ll need to keep in consideration the space your Dining Chairs will take up. You want guests to comfortably move their chairs in and out from the table and have plenty of room to walk around the room. We can certainly assist you in different options based on the dimensions of your room. Simply speak with our experienced staff and we can easily work to your requirements.

large extendable dining table made in Blackwood timber

Choosing A Table Design

The design of your Extension Table is the next consideration. Is your Dining area a traditional or contemporary space? While the idea of an Extension Table implies ‘traditional’ it can be adapted to anything you like. We can mix and match different table tops and bases to create a design that perfectly complements your home. Your selection of Dining Chairs will also contribute to the overall look of your Table. We also individually hand craft Dining Chairs, so can customise these to suit.

Another thing that will have input to the overall look of your Table is the timber you choose. As we source the best quality hardwood timbers, your table will become a true feature piece in your Bedroom. Some of the timbers we offer include Tasmanian Blackwood, Tasmanian Oak, Victorian Mountain Ash, Western Australian Jarrah, Tasmanian Silver Wattle or American Oak. Alternatively, if you have existing furniture pieces you’d like to match, our specialist polishers can closely match colour tones. So in other words, the colour options are endless… As specialists in Timber Dining Tables, you can feel confident in trusting Nordic Design to fulfil your Dining Room needs.

quality hardwood timber selections

Is an Extendable Table Right For You?

The main benefit to an Extendable Dining Table is that it always allows your space to adapt. An Extension Table will offer you the most flexibility for your lifestyle. Choosing an Extendable Table is ideal for making the most of any space, as it transforms accordingly to your needs.

By deciding to have an Extendable Dining Table basically means you have two tables in your space – a smaller one for every day and a larger one for special occasions. And you can never have too much option… Especially with growing families and ever-changing lifestyles, it’s so convenient to have a table that will easily adapt and evolve as your life and surroundings do.


How Does an Extendable Dining Table Work?

At first appearance, and most of the time (when closed), your Dining Table will sit at its smallest size. Then, to enlarge, gently pull your table from each end to separate the top and expose the sunken ‘extension leaf’. From here, lift the leaf and flatten out to form the extra table top. Lastly, gently push from either end of the table to seamlessly join the leaf with the remaining table top, forming a continuous surface area. The mechanism itself glides smoothly for an effortless transition between open and closed… It’s really that easy.

Of course, while that sounds simple enough, it’s much easier to see it in action…

extendable dining tables locally crafted in Adelaide

So now that you’ve seen it in action and know what things to consider, why not visit our large Showroom? Conveniently located on Magill Road with plenty of rear parking, we’d love to welcome you in store. With so many different designs to consider, see and feel our Extension Tables in person. Our friendly staff would love to discuss the options with you and assist in designing your ideal Extension Table.