My round, wooden table only seats 4 and I need to sit 6-8, what can I

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  • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Nov 10, 2017
    I had a similar situation. I went to Home Depot with the measurements of my exhisting table. They cut two pieces of particle board that turned my round into a rectangle. I used duxt tape ro join the two pieces of partixle board. Covered with table cloth.
    I hope this helps ypo.

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    • Lsherbach Lsherbach on Nov 11, 2017
      My table was pretty old, so I had no problem using a few screws; but as long as the particle board doesn't extend too far beyond your round table, you could just use the duct tape wrapping it across the top and around the bottom. Good luck.

  • If space allows, purchase a plexiglass or plywood round big enough to seat 8 people, place an old towel on your table, set the new temporary "table" on top, throw on a tablecloth and set the table.


    At this time of year all the folding banquet tables are on sale. Move your table out to the garage or if you have a family room, place in there for beverages, appetizers and snacks. Put up the banquet table, toss on a festive tablecloth and feast away.

    Over the years I have acquired two of them and use for backyard parties and store up ended in my garage with an old sheet over them.


    Rent a table and linens from a local party / catering supply house.

  • Jewellmartin Jewellmartin on Nov 11, 2017
    I have an oval table that sits six, but I need nine. I have a regular folding card table. The card table is about an inch shorter than the lip of the tabletop. So I add three seats by sliding the card table right up to the bigger table and under the lip. But I lose a seat by using one end of the table. That still means we have to crowd two seats at the opposite end.
    Our family is larger now And the children are older and larger. We need seating for twelve. The simple solution is not preferable. We can have six at the kitchen table, and six at the dining table. But those rooms prevent one group from seeing and talking with each other.
    Slightly better is our current solution. We have six at the kitchen table, two at the island, and four at the card table, six feet away in the family room which is open to the kitchen. But I think I would get four rectangular pieces of particle board, enough to extend the table for six and the card table to big enough for twelve, raising the card table to the main table height with books on the card table surface, and having two seats at each end, and four seats on each side.
    Why have two or four pieces of particle board and duct tape? Because smaller pieces are easier to store, perhaps in a garage or under a bed. Best wishes 😇

  • Ann Cherkas Halstead Ann Cherkas Halstead on Nov 11, 2017
    we have a large family but a small table and home. So I set up small 4 seat tables around the living room and dining room. Cafe’ style.

  • Charly Charly on Nov 11, 2017
    As our family grew, daughters-in-law, my husband built an extra large table top out of mdf and we put it on top of my regular table. He added wood blocks underneath on each side so the top will not slide in any direction. I first placed a tablecloth on top of the dining table so that the original top will not get scratched. I now have a table that seats 10 very comfortably but if need be, I can squeeze in 2 more. I love having the family around the same table.

  • Mari Mari on Nov 11, 2017
    How about a piece of plywood which would extend the length

  • Emily Emily on Nov 11, 2017
    My comment isn't about how to enlarge the table, but just an appreciation of all who WANT to do so, to include more loved ones, newly born or newly married. After many years of spending Thanksgiving alone, my husband and I now spend it with our daughter's in-laws (at our daughter's house) so there are 14 of us, which last year included our granddaughter's roommate and the roommate's fiance. So we had people from one to 80's and a delicious meal on a beautiful table, the the real joy is the goodwill of all.

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  • Ellis Ellis on Nov 11, 2017
    There are table top expanders sold for this purpose, though I'm not sure where to buy them. They're basically heavy table pads that fold, but opened out they are just placed on top of your good table to make the top a bit larger.

    I found a folding table that's the same height as my dining table, and just placed it right next to the dining table, which I moved a bit to suit the need. I was able to use one giant table cloth, but you might need two the same. When all set, it looked pretty, and nobody felt like they were sitting at the "second" table.

  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 11, 2017
    Lots of folks also put the kids together using a card table or two.