More than five months after closing on our new build home, we finally have a dining table. The journey here had a few ups and downs, but we are so happy to get closer to the final destination of a finished dining room. Before we even closed on our home, we had dreams of a marble oval dining table. When we lived in our Dallas apartment, we had a round marble dining table we loved. It is natural we would want something similar in our first home. After living in the house for a few weeks, we quickly realized how much the marble and our waterfall island in our kitchen could clash.
That’s when we found the McGee & Co Antoni Extendable Dining Table. It is a beauty and truly looks like a work of art. We couldn’t be happier. While we don’t have proper dining chairs yet, we are so thrilled to have a place to eat our meals together. Here’s what you need to know about this extendable dining table and why we love it.
Growing up, my Dad who studied architecture, stressed the importance of solid wood furniture. I’ve seen it play out in our home. Solid wood furniture lasts for decades and we plan for this McGee & Co extendable dining table to last. It’s made of solid oak with a hardwax oil finish. The color is a gorgeous neutral that will fit into any home. Our style is transitional, which is a mix of classic and modern taste. We love how the oak adds warmth without a rustic touch. The lines are sleek. It still looks modern, but breaks up all of the white in our home.
I want to note our home isn’t done – we are far from it. The dining room is still in progress while we await the perfect chairs to complement this dining table. Plus, we are working on completing the living room.
Extends To Seat More
The reason we really love this dining table is because it extends to 118 inches! That is huge! We want our home to be where our families can come together and make memories. However, that doesn’t mean our family is here all the time… and with it mainly just us two, or three if you count my Dad, we do not need a table seating 12 on a regular basis.
This McGee & Co Extendable Dining Table is perfect because it is normally 79 inches, which comfortably seats six to eight. The extension sits underneath the table and isn’t super visible. When we have it fully extended, it can seat up to 12…maybe more! Another factor I really enjoy is how easy it is to extend. I can do it by myself without Johnny. The table has little slider feet on the bottom, so it doesn’t scratch your floors, either.
Like I mentioned previously, we tend to lean toward a more modern approach for our home. While this table is made of solid oak, we love the modern touch. the clean lines, the way the legs hold up the hefty top, it’s truly a beauty. The legs are probably what sold us from the beginning. Plus, it really does stand out and is a versatile item. I like to think of it like a chameleon. In our home, it pulls out those modern touches. In another home, it might be a bit more traditional.
We are eagerly awaiting the arrival of the chairs to go with this extendable dining table. We will have wishbone chairs as well as slipcovered chairs on casters. Stay tuned as the space transforms!