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USMEagles
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What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
I don't get this. Why not just leave the table open, at its full size, all the time? Either it fits your room with the leaf in, or it doesn't. Presumably it does fit it, or you wouldn't have bought it.

What am I missing here?


East Coast Band
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
Since 95% if the time, a dining table is used for the immediate family of about 4, and only rarely needs, say, 8, at a table, leaves make practical sense for a table


USMEagles
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Member since Jan 2018
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
So what do people do with that extra space they're getting 95% of the time? Does it just sit unused making the room look bigger? I can't really put furniture there, since I'd have to move it to use the leaf.


Coon
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
Or with a leaf it’s slightly tight but do’able for special events.


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NYCAuburn
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
My dining room is open on two sides. So when we need to seat 8-12 we throw the leaves on.

Not sure why this is a hard concept


USMEagles
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
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Not sure why this is a hard concept


So does the table sort of stick outside of the room when the leaves are in, and that's OK for special occasions but not OK the rest of the time?

I guess I'm trying to understand why anyone would ever take the leaves out if the table fits properly with them in.


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Martini
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
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Not sure why this is a hard concept




Because he is a moron.


USMEagles
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Member since Jan 2018
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
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Because he is a moron.


Answer my damn question then, Einstein. A couple of people seemed to hint at the fact that space gets tight when they use the leaves, but they still like having them. Fine- that's a reasonable answer.

Is that all there is to it? I guess it is, since you added absolutely nothing to the discussion but seem to think there's an obvious answer out there.

If you want to be nice maybe you can try to answer my actual questions. Do you own a table leaf? What is it that compels you to remove it after your guests have left?
This post was edited on 11/15 at 8:07 pm


td1
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Member since Oct 2015
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
Ours has four leaves, they stay in all the time so the table looks right in the dining room. When we bought it the leaves were optional. I would guess it makes it easy for them to build one table that can accommodate many different room sizes. Without the removable leaves, it would be a bitch to move to another house too.


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mtcheral
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
Yes, it’s a little too big for the room for every day use with the leaves in, so you just pull them out for special occasions.


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Coon
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
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USMEagles


are you retarded? serious question...


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hungryone
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
You’re missing that people often buy high end, heirloom quality dining furniture, and expandable tables mean the piece will fit into a variety of room sizes over the life of the furniture. The other factor—sitting at a large table with just a few guests is awkward for conversation and less than cozy. So you shrink the table to fit the group you’re seating.


CAD703X
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
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What am I missing here?
alot.

If you go out to eat and you only have 4 people do you sit at a table for 8?


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bbvdd
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Member since Jun 2009
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
Sometimes we have 6 eating and sometimes we have 10-12.

10-12 can't sit at a table without leafs but they can with the leafs.


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AlxTgr
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
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I don't get this
Wow


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SSpaniel
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
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What am I missing here?


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redfish99
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
I bet you thought Curly was a genius during his stay huh......


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JumpingTheShark
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
Wtf OP


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Devenbaker
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?
I sometimes lurk this board for lawn and garden information and stumbled upon this nonsense. I just wanted to stop in to let the OP know this is one of the worst posts I have ever seen on the Home and Garden Board.

I hope you find the answers to all of the great mysteries of life.


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AmosMosesAndTwins
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re: What is the point of dining room tables with a "leaf"?


Pass the salt.


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