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Tips for choosing antique oak extending tables

Posted on February 06, 2019

Extending tables make sensible options for smaller homes or for those who prefer that extra space to be available when needed but prefer a table of normal proportions.
 
Providing flexibility in the use of space, and with some classic style, antique tables are the most elegant options to look at.
 
If you are looking at buying antique oak extendable tables, here are a few tips for you:
Firstly you need to consider all the things that go with buying antiques;
These include:
Style
Source
Uniqueness
Restoration work undertaken
Replacement parts
Materials Used
Valuation
Provenance if available
 
And if you are looking for antique extending tables in particular;
Extending tables are mainly of two types:
Draw-leaf tables that open up with a simple pull of the leaves that rest under the main table top.
Drop-leaf tables leaves are dropped down the sides when not in use.
These are also available in round and oval shapes apart from the usual rectangular ones.
Wood options vary, such as walnut, mahogany and cherry tables. However, if you are looking specifically for oak, these are the very best with a classic appeal thanks to the inherent properties of this wood.
 
Measuring the space where you plan to place the table well in advance is very important. The space should be enough for the table when it is fully extended. There should be enough space to move around the table and for the chairs to be drawn out completely.
 
With an extending table, it is important that you check the condition of the hinges of the drop leaf table and the condition of the sliding draw leaf tables. Do they work smoothly, and feel secure?
 
An extending dining table can transform your dining space effortlessly and stylishly. With the flexible seating options and a variety of styles and combinations available, there is sure to be an extending dining set that is right for your space.
 
Browse through our website to have a look.