Dining Table Extension Types
How We Make Table Pads
Standard Extension Tables
Standard Extension Tables open in the middle of the table by pulling on the ends of the table to extend the table so that one or more extension leaves can be inserted. Typically leaves are between 15 to 20 inches wide to allow seating two additional guests at the dining table. Most extension leaves are separate pieces that are stored separately from the table. Some tables are designed to store the leaves under the table. A butterfly self-storing leaf folds in half for storage.
Sentry makes two table pad pieces for the main table and one table pad piece for each leaf extension. A table with one leaf would be made in three table pads pieces. A table with two extension leaves would be made in four pieces et cetera. This allows the use of table pads in whichever combination that the extension leaves are used.
Trestle Extension Tables
Trestle Extension Tables open near the end of each long end of the table. (Note: some Trestle Tables are solid top tables without leaves.) When the table pulls out from the end, the extended space is about six inches or so from the table's end. Each end usually accommodates one extension leaf so that the table could be extended by either one or two leaves.
Sentry makes two table pad pieces for the main table and two table pad pieces for the extension leaves. Since these tables have straight sides, we have you slide the main table pads to the ends of the table and have you place the leaf pad pieces in the center of the table.
Refectory tables accommodate extension leaves at the very ends of the table. There is provision for one extension leaf at each table end. Some Refectory Tables have pull out extension support rails that support the leaf. Others have self-storing leaves that rest under the table and that pull out and up and lock into position.
Refectory Tables are similar to Trestle Expension Table concerning table pads. Sentry makes two table pad pieces for the main table and two table pad pieces for the extension leaves. Since these tables have straight sides, we have you slide the main table pads to the ends of the table and have you place the leaf pad pieces in the center of the table.
Harvest Tables with a Long Extension Leaf
Havest Tables are long narrow tables. Some Harvest Tables have a long extension leaf that runs the length of the table and makes the table wider.
Sentry makes table pads for Harvest Tables in two pieces for the table and one piece for the table leaf.
Drop Leaf Tables
Drop Leaf Tables have hinged extensions on each long side of the table that rest in a down position. Each end drop leaf can be raised up and locked in the upright position for use as a larger table. Some Drop Leaf tables also have Standard Extension leaves in the middle of the main section of the table.
Sentry makes four table pad pieces for Drop Leaf Tables. Two pieces for the main table and two for the drop leaves. If there are standard extension leaves in addition to the drop leaves, we will make a table pad piece for each leaf.
Double Round Tables
Double Round Tables are tables that convert from a smaller round into a larger round table. Some of these tables have rounded leaf extensions that are placed on support rails that extend from the table. Other tables have pie shaped table pieces that pull outward with extension leaves placed between the pie shaped pieces. (There are also square tables that convert into round tables with rounded drop leaves on all four sides.)
For Double Round Tables, Sentry makes two separate sets of round table pads: one for the small round table and one for the large round table. (For square tables that convert into round tables, we also make two sets of table pads: one for the square table and one for the round table.)
Sentry Table Pad Co.
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