Clever ways to seat your guests this Christmas

Round extending dining table-room-setting

As the festive season approaches we all know that when the big day arrives, squeezing everyone around the table can be a huge headache.  And Christmas isn’t the only time when you need that extra table space or seating.  There are other days in the year when having a little extra room will help celebrations go a little smoother.  Using extendable tables and having extra stools, chairs or benches around the house can make entertaining for larger groups a little easier. 

Have a look at some of our clever furniture solutions here.

Designer furniture that extends:

This exclusive Art Deco inspired Stepped Extending Dining Table designed by Ric Frampton will solve all of your seating issues. The rectangular table allows for 6-8 people when closed and 10-12 when extended and the stepped design can be seen in both configurations. This stylish piece is available in oak or walnut and makes adding guests super easy.  

Stepped extending dining table - extended

Another exclusive design by Ric is his Round Extending Dining Table which is a great choice for smaller spaces and can extend to seat up to 6 people with a clever gateleg design to ensure that guests sit comfortably.  Includes options to choose your preferred table top and leg finish. 

Round extending dining table Oak-top stained-ash-legs

Customise your own:

Our Oak Refectory Table can be handcrafted to suit your specifications.  A practical yet elegant classic that is a fantastic addition to the kitchen or dining room.  Perfect for everyday use but can be dressed up beautifully for special occasions. All you need to do is choose your size as it can be custom made to seat from 4 – 30 people, so check your invite list! Also available in walnut, cherry, maple or elm. 

Oak refectory table

Hidden seating:

Benches are one of the easiest ways to have more seating on hand as they can be hidden under the table keeping your space streamlined and tidy.  Our Contemporary Dining Table in maple and cherry comes with two matching stools that can be neatly tucked away until needed.  

Contemporary dining table

Extra seating:

It’s not all about finding space around the table.  Having these Festoon Kitchen Stools available could help with extra seating in the kitchen or living room. Lovely to look at and easy to move from room to room, they can be even used to display items when not in use as a seat!

Kitchen stools

Bring your imagination and we will build it:

One of our favourite pieces was this 6 metre bespoke oak extendable table.  It extended on smooth runners and had up to 6 additional leaves so the customer could create the perfect size for any occasion. 

Extendable dining table in oak

We love talking design so feel free to call us on 0113 2567376 to discuss your ideas!

Now taking orders for deliveries before Christmas.  Our Ric Frampton designed tables have an order time of 6-8 weeks with some bespoke items possibly taking longer.  Order today to ensure a speedy delivery.