In modern homes and, especially, smaller apartments, space and versatility are key: that's why foldable furniture can be a practical game-changer to cater to any situation without compromising on precious floor real estate. Fold down tables are no exception!
Whether you've invited some extra guests, you want to play a board game while someone else is still sitting around the main table, or you'd like to organize a garden party, these collapsible units have you covered.
To find the right fold down table for you, start by thinking of how you'd (mainly) like to use it. For example, you can focus on four types: smaller TV trays, to eat in your living room while watching TV; game tables, square and often padded options for cards or board game nights; dining tables, to either expand your main one or to move the party to the garden; and simpler rectangular options, more multifunctional tables that can either be used as desks, for buffets, or whatever you need them for.
If you're going to use your fold down table for dining purposes, figure out how many people you want to seat around it. To give you an idea, square dining tables for four range between 36" and 44", whereas rectangular options for six should be between 60" and 72". While a bit rarer, round foldable tables might be worth scouting for if you have smaller rooms.
As for height, you have two options: a fixed model (usually between 28" and 36") if you're not really fussed, or an adjustable one if you're planning on using your new table for different purposes. Is it mainly going to be an extension of your existing dining table? Then you want to make sure that they line up.
You can find these foldable tables in various materials, too. Treated hardwood can be used both indoors and outdoors, whereas cheaper laminate or particle boards can be ruined by moisture.
Plastic and resin are lighter and usually more portable options mostly featuring steel legs.
If you're drawn to metal models, keep in mind that aluminum is lighter and better suited for outdoor use, whereas steel is heavier but, if not treated, it can rust after being exposed to the elements for too long.
Plastic Rectangular Folding Table
Whether you want to use it for games, dinner or a separate buffet, this versatile fold down table includes features that make it ideal both indoors (such as protective floor caps) and outdoors (powder-coated legs and waterproof top). This plastic bi-fold model is easy to move around but won't disappoint you with its 330-pound static load capacity and commercial quality.
Espresso Folding Trays
This set of four fold down tables can be a stylish addition whenever you want to snack in front of a good movie or if you're planning a party with several food stations. Each finish can match different interior styles, from the darker espresso (for mid-century modern rooms), a light wooden finish (contemporary), and a neutral black (most palettes).
Adjustable Folding Table
This seemingly cumbersome fold down table is actually one of the most portable options, ideal for picnics or camping trips. While its water- and scratch-proof aluminum top gives you extra peace of mind, it also includes practical features for indoor use, like the height-adjustability that can turn it into a work desk whenever needed.
Circular Folding Table
Extremely versatile thanks to its white finish and simple but timeless design, this fold down table can work in a variety of settings, from meals to conferences and buffets. It can comfortably seat six people, either indoors or, thanks to its waterproof top, in the garden. To facilitate transportation, it even includes a built-in handle.
Solid Wood Folding Table
You'd never expect this elegant, antique-looking wooden model to actually be a modern fold down table! Available in a fruitwood and cherry finish, this small but mighty 32" rubberwood piece will add a sophisticated touch to your living or game room, accommodating four friends or family members.
Platinum Folding Table
Straying away from the most traditional designs, this fold down table surprised us with interesting lines and a bold contemporary twist. Whether you decide to use it indoors or outdoors, features like the non-marking feet and the weather-resistant top will make it a breeze to cater to each scenario. You can even choose between a charcoal or platinum finish.
Industrial Folding Table
Check the definition of 'industrial fold down table' and we're confident that you'll find a picture of this model! From its combination of wood and metal to the streamlined design, it embodies it divinely. This versatile table is available in two sizes, one 12" higher than the other, and can be used both for dining and activities like parties or meetings.
Folding Table with Chairs
This space-saving five-piece set includes a square fold down table and four folding chairs, just what you needed for a quick meal or a long game night. Each element is made of metal (powder-coated to allow you to use it outside too) but the chairs are padded to ensure full comfort.
White Folding Table
Whether you're looking to extend your main table, host a party, or make room for a conference, this versatile fold down table won't disappoint you. It offers plenty of legroom and yet its bi-fold mechanism turns it into an incredibly compact shape whenever you're not using it. Its granite white top is also waterproof, making it suitable for outdoor settings, too.
Silver Folding Table with Benches
Why not treat yourself and your family with this luxurious fold down table with benches? This portable option will take your picnic, camping or outdoor experience to the next level. While this large set can fit up to ten people depending on which setup you opt for, it won't be bigger than a suitcase when you fold it down!