Lift and slide dining tables provide a smoother transition when making additional room than regular extendable tables with inserting leaves do. Coming from a large family, you may never know exactly how many people you’ll be entertaining for Sunday dinner, so being able to easily and quickly extend your four person Spanna table to a six person table makes it quite versatile. This Design Within Reach exclusive is made with a solid beech wood frame and topped with tempered glass for durability and safety. At a price of $990 the Spanna Extending Dining Table comes in both natural beech and coffee colors, and fits nicely in a 29.5″H x 35-70″H x 35″D area without chairs. I personally recommend the Kyoto dining chairs also offered online by DWR.