I have sat at many types of tables for Thanksgiving. With my grandparents when young, the table was from the early 1930s and not really a table. Built to be placed against a wall with various decor in a hallway, this skinny table opened up to 8 feet long and 2.5 feet wide. The image shows the actual table we used and since there was no dining room in our Brooklyn apartment, the table was opened in the parlor room. AKA, sitting room or living room.
I myself did not have a dining room or any dining room furniture until just recently. My apartments didn't have that option. Nevertheless, I was very grateful for the opportunity to add a room onto my 1942 house about ten years after moving into the house. Then I was faced with managing the large expense that would come with buying dining room furniture. So for several more years I used saw-horses to hold up three quarter inch thick plywood for a table. I was able to add extra wood and saw-horses when needed, because the room was able to comfortably fit a larger version.
When I earned the ability to buy furniture, I immediately went to an Amish business to find hand made furniture at a very reasonable price. The furniture is not only handmade, the work is done without the use of any electricity. This was the Eco-Friendly alternative that I was seeking. The quality surpasses all machine made furniture selling for double the price and that didn't include delivery.
The amazing part of my custom designed Amish made dinning room table are the 8, one foot wide extension boards. Adding each one of these boards to the table, opens this work of fine craftsmanship to 14 feet long! Fitting 18 people very comfortably.
Four of the extension boards fit under the table and the remaining 4 extension boards are stored in my designed pull down front center door. If you examine the photo, above right, you shall see the boards behind the glasses in their supporting slots. (All images will show a larger view when clicked upon) Below is the table opened to the maximum length of 14 feet.
Bill Lauto, at GoingTrueGreen.com
International Sustainability and Energy Consultant
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