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Extendable Transformer Table 2...
When fully extended the table stretches 10 feet long and can seat 12 people
When fully extended the table stretches 10 feet long and can seat 12 people
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When fully extended the table stretches 10 feet long and can seat 12 people
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When fully extended the table stretches 10 feet long and can seat 12 people
The new Natural Acacia hardwood model
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The new Natural Acacia hardwood model
The new Birch Gray hardwood model
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The new Birch Gray hardwood model
The new Black Oak hardwood model
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The new Black Oak hardwood model
Neatly packed away the bench sits under the retracted table
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Neatly packed away the bench sits under the retracted table
The Black Oak table and bench set
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The Black Oak table and bench set
The bench in Dark American Walnut
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The bench in Dark American Walnut
A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
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A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
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A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
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A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
The top panels snugly sit on the extender rails
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The top panels snugly sit on the extender rails
The Dark American Walnut model
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The Dark American Walnut model
The Dark American Walnut bench
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The Dark American Walnut bench
A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
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A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
The Black Oak model
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The Black Oak model
The Black Oak bench
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The Black Oak bench
The Black Oak model
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The Black Oak model
The rails fully extended
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The rails fully extended
With upper panels installed
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With upper panels installed
A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
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A closer look at the extender rails underneath the table
Birch Grey hardwood
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Birch Grey hardwood
Birch Grey hardwood
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Birch Grey hardwood
Birch Grey hardwood table and bench set
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Birch Grey hardwood table and bench set
The Natural Acacia model
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The Natural Acacia model
The Natural Acacia model
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The Natural Acacia model
The Natural Acacia model
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The Natural Acacia model
The Natural Acacia model
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The Natural Acacia model
The Natural Acacia bench
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The Natural Acacia bench
The bench in mid-transformation
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The bench in mid-transformation
Dark American Walnut table and bench set
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Dark American Walnut table and bench set
The Acacia table and bench set
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The Acacia table and bench set

The Transformer Table is more than meets the eye. After the original launched the back in 2016, a newer model of the impressively extendable table has just been revealed on Kickstarter. Instead of wood veneer, the new and improved design now comes in a variety of 100 percent hardwood styles.

There is nothing more frustrating than having people over for dinner and running out of table space. A large dining table is one of those things that you may not use often but when you need it, you really need it. But on the other hand, a 10-ft (3-m) table can be annoyingly unnecessary most of the time and take up a lot of space. The Transformer Table is a clever modern twist on the classic extendable dining table.

At its smallest this table is remarkably only 18 in (45 cm) long – essentially acting like a small console or sideboard. A telescopic mechanism underneath the table allows it to neatly extend out to six different sizes. Separate panels simply sit on top of the rails after you extend it out to your desired size, depending on how many guests are coming for dinner.

The rails fully extended
The rails fully extended

With upper panels installed
With upper panels installed

When fully extended the table can stretch to 118 in (3 m), seating 12 people comfortably. An adjustable middle leg can be moved when necessary to best balance the weight of the table and when it's all completely extended it can reportedly support a weight of 750 lb (340 kg).

Accompanying the table is a bench, based on the same design, that can be extended to a similar length to the table and creating seating for up to six guests. The bench is cleverly designed to sit under the console in a modular fashion.

Neatly packed away the bench sits under the retracted table
Neatly packed away the bench sits under the retracted table

The Acacia table and bench set
The Acacia table and bench set

The Transformer Table doesn't exactly come cheap, with a current Kickstarter price of US$1,369 for just a table, or $1,869 for a table and bench set. But in the realm of big hardwood dining tables the price is reasonably competitive. The new design comes in four different woods: Dark American Walnut, Natural Acacia, Birch Gray, and Black Oak.

In the world of crowdfunding the Transformer Table is a relatively safe bet, with the company having already produced and delivered an earlier iteration of this product. It seems ready to move into production and delivery is quite ambitiously planned to begin as early as May.

Take a look at the Transformer Table 2.0 in the video below.

Source: Kickstarter

Transformer Table 2.0 | 6 Tables In 1

3 comments
MerlinGuy
Why was there a kickstarter for a table that has been around for a hundred years. I have a table like this. I'm sure IKEA has lots of tables like this.
eMacPaul
I'm with @MerlinGuy. Removable leaves have been a staple of table design for a long time. This is nothing new.
lynette.tham@gmail.com
Please do not purchase this table. Also do not believe the great reviews on their Facebook or website. They have been removing many negative reviews. Ordered a set, to be sent to Singapore. However what I received was an unfinished product. The wood did not have pegs, peg holes, nor any secure clips. I wrote to Transformer table on 30th April 2019 with pictures detailing the extent of the problem, of which I got a reply on 2nd May 2019 that stated, they "deeply apologize", and "That definitely missed our quality control." And that they will send "new parts and panels as soon as possible". I told them the parts I required on 2nd May 2019 and then, it went downhill from there. I had not received ANY reply till 14th May 2019 that stated a cookie cutter reply that "hardwood furniture adapts to its new environment (just like hardwood flooring). We have seen this situation occur with certain of our customers". See. The problem is. That is not the issue I am facing. I received subpar, dismal, unfinished product. And they did not address that. So then MULTIPLE (till date 4) of my repeated reviews on Transformer Table Facebook page has been removed. This is my 5th. I suppose it has to do with the fact that Transformer table indicated to me that " Word to mouth is an important part of our business and it starts with customers like you.". So perhaps they did not wish for a post like mine, to influence other consumers. So I continued following up and on the 16th may 2019, I received an email that stated "We are working on getting you replacement panels as soon as possible, much sooner than that hopefully". Then it was silence, till 29th May 2019 where I received the ludicrous reply, requesting if I could "consider a partial refund and keep the product as is? What would be a fair number to you? Please let us know so we can explore all the options and come to a final decision with your order. You are located in Singapore and we need to consider all the options before reshipping new replacements parts."