I need ideas for a table top to make larger for dining. Any ideas?

  9 answers
  • You can make a new wood top. What are you using as your base? Metal, wood, plastic? You can also have a sheet of plywood cut to the size you want then finish as desired.

  • Stephanie Stephanie on Jul 10, 2017
    Hi Marla, this idea may seem cheesy, but at the time it was the best my dad could do on a very slim budget. He removed the smaller table top and replaced it with a large piece of plywood after he rounded the corners, sanded and repainted the table and chairs to match. It did the trick for a young couple with three children! Now another idea just popped into my head. Would it be possible for you to make a drop leaf table with the table you have?

  • Charlee Hunter Charlee Hunter on Jul 10, 2017
    I would make a 'cover' to put over it when I required a larger table. You could use plywood, then make a frame on the edges and just drop it over the table when you needed it. Add linens and pretty decorations and no one would know!

  • Pat Pat on Jul 10, 2017
    We put a piece of plywood on our hexagon glass table to make it larger for company to eat at......found it to be a little "tippy" but it did work.

  • Marla rabalais Marla rabalais on Jul 10, 2017
    Thank you for the idea

  • Marla rabalais Marla rabalais on Jul 10, 2017
    Great idea! Thanks!

  • Gayle Tucker Gayle Tucker on Jul 10, 2017
    Is this a temporary size increase or permanent? How large do you want to make it? Generally you can unscrew the exiting top and use a good birch plywood(Home Depot or Lowes will make the first cut free of charge). Place it on your table bottom and screw it on where the original top was connected. Sand the sides and paint or stain. Use polyurethane sealer.

  • Jane Jane on Jul 11, 2017
    My sister got a board (table top) the size she wanted and underneath nailed batons the size and shape of her current table? This meant when she needed it she just laid it on top of current table and the batons meant it didn't move around. Great for parties and big get togethers

  • Ellis Ellis on Jul 11, 2017
    Do a search for "table top extender pads." There are companies that make them, and it might be worth it if you will use it a lot and your dining table has a fine finish you wish to protect. I've also seen products like this in home catalogs, so you might find ready-made for even less money.