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Folding Tables

Sometimes you want the flexibility to easily move furniture out of the way when necessary – whether it’s to take it with you on an outing, make more room, or to move the furniture out of harm’s way (i.e. the unrelenting British weather). With folding tables it’s easy to pack them up and move them around, giving you the versatility you need.

What is a folding table?

It’s a table which has legs that fold up, making them easy to store and to move. They are usually made of lightweight material and are suitable for indoor and outdoor use. The are often used for events, dining parties and for outdoor activities such as picnics and camping.

What can collapsable tables be used for?

If you have a small kitchen but you like to have the option of sitting down to eat occasionally, then a small folding table and chairs could do the trick – no need to get something big and heavy that’s difficult to move, simply fold everything out the way when you need the room.

They can also be useful for outdoor space, especially if you have only a small area to make use of, or you’re only renting and you don’t want to invest in a more substantial garden table. Small fold up tables can easily be moved indoors and stored away when the weather’s not agreeable, so you don’t need to worry about tables rusting and weathering outdoors.

Some folding dining tables are designed to unfold and become larger than usual, such as drop leaf tables. When folded, the edge of each side of the table drops down, creating a very narrow table that can be used as a side table and when unfolded it becomes a larger dining table suitable for eating on. Some designers have created ingenious folding dining tables that are both stylish and clever, saving you space when you need it and giving you extra table space when you have more people to cater for.

How tall are folding tables?

Folding tables come in a variety of heights to suit your needs. You can also find adjustable height folding tables to meet a range of requirements. Be sure to check the height of the table carefully before making a purchase.

What size and shape folding table should I get?

Consider what you will be using it for most often to help narrow down your choices. If you plan to use it as a folding dining table, think about how many people will need to sit around it and where it will be placed. The bigger the better, but you have to have the room to accommodate the extra furniture. Small portable tables are also great for apartments and homes that are tight on space and don’t need a table set up at all times — just break it out when you need to do crafts or want extra food prep space. For a fold-up table that works for food display or banquets, you’ll want to go with one that’s long and narrow. Make sure it’s stable enough to hold the weight of lots of food and has safety features such as leg locks.

What’s the best material for a foldable table?

The best material depends on how often you will be using it. Will you have it set up most of the time and occasionally take it down to use the space, or will you only use it on a few occasions? Consider the material and weight in these cases, as you likely won’t want the hassle of collapsing and setting up a super heavy fold-up table often. Plastic-top folding tables will be lighter than ones that are solid wood, but often don’t come along with the same good looks as wood. If you plan to keep it covered with a tablecloth, try something more lightweight and easy to collapse. If you want a folding table that can stand on its own with no cover needed, go for a wood look for some extra style — no one will even know it’s a portable table!

Whether you’re looking for a garden, wooden or camping folding table, or something that can accommodate your expanding dining needs, Houzz is bound to have the perfect folding table to meet your requirements.
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