These clients were constructing a beautiful new house on a horse ranch west of Austin, and wanted a table that would be a fitting centerpiece for their Arts and Crafts dining area. They also wanted the flexibility to seat as many as twelve or as few as six.
In the spirit of the Arts and Crafts movement (where form is inspired by function) the table leaves store directly beneath the top when not in use, exposed beautifully out the sides. They then lift easily into place when needed. Because there are four twelve-inch wide leaves (to be used in pairs), the table can be easily set to lengths of eight, ten, or twelve feet. And the tightly crafted series of dovetailed rails ensures smooth operation and a very flat top, even when the table is fully extended.
Pictured in cherry with walnut details.
Dimensions: 30 tall x 54 wide x 96 long (extends to 144)