There's a relatively well-known furniture designer called Jonathan Charles that produces high-end pieces for luxury homes, including an incredible expanding table with a rustic finish that retails for just under $6,000. It's amazing, but it's definitely expensive — too expensive for most dining rooms, indeed.
One builder wanted a similar design, but didn't want to pay those prices. So what did he do? He decided to build it himself.
In the video below, the incredible woodworker shows off his finished piece, and explains how he did it in detail. What starts as a perfectly round table turns into an incredibly complex table that expands with a beautifully clean, geometric mechanism. It's the kind of thing that you don't see every day — but after you do, you're definitely going to want one in your dining room.
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