This expandable parsons table in maple is a unique kind of expandable table as it gets wider instead of longer. It is a good addition to an open concept living/dining space. The parsons table design is very sturdy which makes it a great style to build out of maple, a very dense hardwood. Finished in coconut this classic table is one that blends into a range of decor styles making it truly timeless. The table as shown is 40" x 60" which seats 4-6 people. The 20" leaf brings the table to a 60" square.
The table top is just over 1" thick and has been made with locally sourced maple. We hand rub an all-natural oil into the wood to give it a matte finish.. We like this food-safe finish because it is durable, having been originally designed for floors.
This table is a center extension table which means that there is a split in the middle of the table where it pulls apart. You can add the leaf here. With center extension tables, the grain always runs widthwise. More information can be found here.
At Loewen Design Studios, we build each of our dining tables one at a time, just for you, just the way that’s right for you. That’s exactly what we did with this one. It was inspired by another table on our site and then customized for its new home.
Here’s how this table came to be:
The original inspiration for this table was a similar tables we’ve built before, but the people who sit around this table now-a-days wanted to make a couple changes. (Here is the listings for the inspiration if you’re curious https://www.etsy.com/listing/1006813192/)
They liked the Seymour edge with its tailored styling that pairs well with the Parker parsons base.
The shape of the table was good too as a rectangle is a very practical shape.
They also wanted an extendable table - though they wanted a table that expanded to form a square instead of a longer rectangle.
The biggest change was the wood and the finish. Instead of being made of walnut, they wanted their table made of maple and chose the coconut finish.
We'd love to work with you to design and build your perfect table. Reach out in the chat or at email@example.com with any questions or special requests.
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