The Expanding Round Table
Originally built for a customer in Wyoming, this was to be a custom, one-of-a-kind, expanding round table that we never thought we would build again. Boy were we wrong.
Interpretation of a 200 Year Old Design
Western Heritage Furniture’s version of the Expanding Round Table was actually inspired by a nearly 200 year old design, patented by Robert Jupe in 1835. While we are certainly not the only furniture company making expandable tables today, we pride ourselves on the fact that we build each one, by hand, in our shop in Jerome, AZ.
One Person, Manual Operation
The table top spins on a simple “lazy Susan” style substructure, allowing you to rotate the table so the leaves can be easily extended or pushed back into place without having to walk around any chairs or other obstacles. This also comes in handy when you want to sample someone else’s dish from across the table. Engage the locking mechanism underneath to prevent the tabletop from spinning.
The leaves are not automatic and the table does require slight manual operation. We truly love the automatic expansion tables you can find around the internet, and admire all of them – from the original Jupe Design, to the Fletcher Capstan Table – and we are equally impressed by the $150,000+ price tags. We prefer to keep the price of our expandable round dining table within an “affordable range” for those who don’t mind the manual function and have the extra 2 ½ minutes it takes to operate.
The Expandable Round Table from Western Heritage Furniture is truly a wonderful mixture of craftsmanship, ingenuity and creativity. Every table is made-to-order, one at a time, and customized to your specifications.
Completing a table of this magnitude takes our top craftsmen over two months to complete. Each table is comprised of eight pies, sixteen panels for the eight leafs, a cabinet which stores the leaves, a turret which the table spins on, and a base, which there are several designs to choose from. With so many moving parts, each component requires a high amount of precision and attention to detail in order for the table to operate smoothly.
Each Expanding Round Table we build offers different challenges. From utilizing exotic hardwoods and granite inlays to stainless steel parts and milled aluminum, no two Expanding Round Tables are the same. In addition, we are continuously improving and enhancing our design in our quest to master the nuances of this functional masterpiece. Like every piece of furniture built at Western Heritage, we put quality before anything else, with all of the components made by hand right here at our factory in Jerome, Arizona.
There are a variety of wood species, milling techniques, patterns, base styles and finish options available to complement your home, business, yacht, etc.
The original and still most popular wood choice for our Expanding Round Table is our reclaimed barnwood, or “Ghostwood”, as we call it. Our unique wood-grading process allows us to incorporate a variety of specific colorations and character marks to create a design full of contrast and depth. Smooth to the touch and highly protected because of our proprietary restoration process, this table will continue to impress for generations.
As one of our most striking visual designs, the bookmatched quarter-sawn teak Expanding Round Table gives off the illusion of a singe slab with grain bursting from the center. This exquisite manipulation of the wood grains conveniently hides the seams of each pie, which compounds upon the allure of the expansion capabilities. The use of teak combined with a durable waterproof finish makes this amazing wooden table suitable for outdoor and marine environments.
Alternating Cherry and Walnut
The highly pronounced contrast between the cherry and walnut fletchings define the character of this exquisite design. This is a very popular design, as a variety of color combinations can be deduced from this alternating wood species pattern. Fold in the leaves for a dramatic change in the visual effect.
This design incorporates salvaged rough-sawn cherry wood with our popular “chevron” pattern. Unique to the cherry wood that we use is that the wood itself was milled some sixty years ago on land purportedly known to have been owned by Johnny Cash himself. We don’t know what Mr. Cash might have had in store for this beautiful wood, but the remaining supply is dwindling. If you have a desire to own a masterpiece built from the Man in Black’s stash of select cherry wood, act fast before it’s gone forever!
Never to be out-done by it’s highly design-centric counterparts, the simplicity of the plank top allows the form and function of our Expanding Round Table to take center stage. Available in a variety of stains and finishes, this design offers the largest amount of flexibility to accommodate your setting.
Choose from any one of the following bases to support your Expanding Round Table:
The Expanding Round Table is offered in three standard sizes. We are able to build custom sized tables, but keep in mind that the total expansion of each table is limited to 15 inches.
If you can dream it, we can build it. Visit our Pinterest Gallery for some examples of what other folks have done, or drop us a line to chat about the possibilities for your table.
To begin the design process, feel free to contact our sales team at (928) 639-1424, or simply fill out the form at the bottom of this page. Our team of designers and engineers will work with you to create the most appropriate solution for your space. The price of the Expanding Round Table is based on the following sizes and includes Western Heritage Furniture’s premium reclaimed wood or most domestic hardwoods. You can expect to pay a slightly higher price for additional customization, special sizes, features and exotic hardwoods.
Sizes below represent the closed and expanded sizes, respectively.
– 60” -> 75” = starting at $33,000
– 70” -> 85” = starting at $34,500
– 80” -> 95” = starting at $36,000
Delivery & Installation
There is currently a growing waiting list for the Expandable Round Table. A 50% deposit is required to secure your place in line and begin production. The balance is due upon shipping.
The preferred method of delivery is to let us bring it to you. A Western Heritage Furniture expert will schedule a time to come to your location, deliver and install the table, and teach you how to assemble, operate, and care for your investment. Delivery and installation are not included in the price of the Expanding Round Table. Expanding Round Tables can be shipped internationally.