Three Types of Extendable Tables

Extendable tables are great if you're having a large function at your home.
Three Types of Extendable Tables

Last update: 02 November, 2018

In this article, we’ll talk about three types of extendable tables.

An extendable table is perfect for you if you love having guests or love to host parties or dinners for a lot of people. 

It’s hard to find homes with dining rooms that are large enough to accommodate huge dining room tables. A solution to this problem is purchasing an extendable table.

The best thing about these types of tables is that there are many different types and sizes, so you’re sure to find one that suits your tastes.

Design won’t be a problem either. The great thing about extendable tables is that they can become antiques or heirlooms. They age beautifully without going out of style.

In today’s article, we’ll tell you all about extendable tables. We’ll talk about what exactly they are, the advantages of having an extendable table, and we’ll also give you three different examples of this type of table.

What are extendable tables?

Extendable tables are a type of table that increases their size so that more people can sit around them. They usually cost more than normal tables, but the extra cost is worth it.

This type of table is considered to be “multifunctional furniture.” This is because it helps you to save space when it’s folded, but you can also increase the size when you need to.

There are many types of extendable tables that vary depending on how they extend, but we’ll talk about that later in the article. This type of table also varies greatly when it comes to the material it’s made out of. 

Extendable tables come in many different designs, ranging from classic wooden tables to very modern tables that combine different materials. 

What are the advantages of extendable tables?

The main advantage that extendable tables offer is their ability to increase their size.

They’re quite comfortable – they fold and unfold easily without too much hassle or difficulty.

In addition, the extendable parts are usually just as stable and resistant as the fixed part of the table. Therefore, you can leave the table in its extended position if you’d like.

On the other hand, this is a very versatile piece of furniture. You can get extendable dining tables, side tables, or even extendable consoles.

extendable table

Extendable radial table /

Another advantage of this type of table is that they’re not hard to find online or in stores. Nowadays, most furniture stores have extendable tables in stock for you to purchase.

Because there are so many options and types of extendable tables, there are a wide range of prices. You should easily be able to find a table that fits your budget.

Finally, we should note that this type of table doesn’t just take one shape. You can find an extendable table in a square shape, rectangular shape, or round shape. 

Extension types


Tables with a radial extension are usually round. All you have to do is turn them to one side so that the center can extend.


This type of extension consists of extending the table from the ends and placing pieces of the table in the middle to complete it.


This table is able to extend because it has folded pieces at the end of the table. The drawback to this type of table is that the ends are usually less stable than the center. Therefore, you have to be careful when placing heavy items on it. If it’s not properly supported and is slanted, items can slip off of the table.

Three extendable table ideas

As we mentioned above, extendable tables are available in many different shapes and sizes. Therefore, you can place them in different rooms of the house depending on your needs.

Extendable dining tables

It’s always nice to be able to accommodate more people at large gatherings, such as Thanksgiving or Christmas. A dining room table is perhaps the most common type of extendable table. 

These are great for inviting a large group over for dinner. You can also use an extendable dining table during parties to place snacks and drinks on.

extendable tables

Extendable dining table /

Extendable coffee tables

Yes, the coffee table in your living room can also be extended. This isn’t exactly common, but extendable coffee tables do exist.

The advantage of having a coffee table that can increase in size is it gives you an increased surface area. This is especially nice when we have visitors over and we want to serve an appetizer or drinks without having to move back and forth between the dining room.

Some coffee table designs go a step further in functionality and purpose. For example, a pouf-type coffee table whose extensions are other poufs that would serve as extra chairs. Isn’t that versatility perfect?

extendable coffee table

Extendable coffee table /

Extendable side tables

Side tables don’t usually take up much space because they’re not the main focus of the room. Their job is to provide extra support, not be the main attraction. 

However, being extendable increases a side table’s capacity to hold things. It becomes more versatile and useful.

side table

Side tables /


Extendable tables offer more advantages than disadvantages. Although they’re a little more expensive than a traditional table, it’s worth buying one, especially for your dining room. It’ll be much more comfortable for you to invite large groups of people over without worrying about where they’ll all sit.