Now that I’m home for the holidays, it seems more important than ever to gather the biggest bunch of loved ones to the Thanksgiving table. I know it’s not essential to actually get everyone at the same table, but this little trick could be just the thing if that’s what you’re after.
With the help of a single 4′ x 8′ sheet of plywood, our dining table became big enough to seat 12!
All we did was round the corners so as to avoid hip-pokes, and attached blocking, one on each side, just outside the tabletop underneath. This makes the top quite stable, and keeps the board from moving anywhere. Don’t actually attach anything to the table.
Put a large tablecloth over the whole thing and no one will ever know the difference.
I find you can comfortably seat four on each side and two on each end. And more than that if you have benches and small children.
It’s so fun to have a big generous table. You may decide just to keep it that way all year! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving. And may you have as many at your table as you wish!
If you put a flannel backed vinyl protector sheet under the table cloth no one will even feel the difference and the table cloth will be protected from the edge of the board.
Great idea! Thank you!