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Your Complete Guide to the Astor Dining Table

There are tables, and then there are tables. Modloft's Astor Dining Table is the latter, a total showstopper of a piece that's like two tables in one: one for everyday usage, and one for all types of get-togethers and special occasions.

 

The Perfect Extendable Dining Table

It starts at 71"w 40"d 30"h, a size which will easily accommodate up to eight people but won't overwhelm smaller gatherings. Your family of three can comfortably gather around it for meals and games without feeling like you're a million miles from each other.

When guests are expected, expand the table by using the smoothly gliding automatic expansion mechanism to reveal and align the hidden center leaf - no more hiding an unwieldy leaf in the coat closet and hauling it out whenever company comes - and suddenly you have a 94" long epic table, perfect for dinner parties, potlucks, and holiday celebrations. Officially, the expanded table offers room for 10, but many customers share that it can easily seat a dozen diners.

Regardless of how many people are seated around it, the table's ample depth ensures that there will be plenty of room down the center for serving dishes, candles, bottles of wine, and centerpieces. Once the festivities are over and the dishes are cleared, fold the table back to its original size for daily use.

But what makes the Astor truly a standout is not just its practicality, but its presence. Its bold, sturdy T shape is balanced by a gleaming chromed stainless steel base, with the whole evoking modernist design icons such as i-beams and skyscrapers. And while it is, of course, generously sized, its clean lines and graceful proportions prevent it from overwhelming a space. The expansion function is perfectly concealed, with no trace of the mechanism visible and no awkwardness due to the hidden butterfly leaf. Expanding it will be your very own party trick.

Available Finishes

The elegant modernity of this table's shape is enhanced by the four hardwood veneer or lacquer finish options, all of which have an understated beauty that don't distract from the Astor Dining Table's lines. The Walnut finish is lush and versatile, one of those absolutely perfect browns that's neither too red nor too orange but is just right. The Wenge is deep and dark, a near-black that will add drama to any dining room. Gray Oak has a bit of a weathered feel without sacrificing sophistication, and the White Lacquer combines a futuristic high-gloss look with a Mid-Century Modern retro vibe.

Not sure which finish is right for you? Don't worry! Every Astor finish can be styled - and restyled! - to fit into any decor!

Shop the Astor in your favorite finish:

So, What Do Customers Say About Astor?

This table obviously looks great in photos and sounds great on paper, but how does it function in real life? The many, many five-star reviews almost all include the word "love," as well as "beautiful," "easily extends," and "happy." Many have exclaimed over the Astor's clean, contemporary style, revealing that it looks even better in-person than online. (That doesn't happen very often in life, but when it does, it's thrilling.)

The table has a matte polyurethane lacquer which will prevent staining, but reviewers do recommend being cautious about scratching the surface. Don't be too concerned, though, as one of the most effusive reviews came from someone who had owned the Astor for two years and described it as holding up nicely, despite everyday use by their children! Other adjectives frequently used were "sturdy," "well-built," and "well-made," boding well for the table's longevity.

In our experience, the ModLoft has a ton of "pros," as almost any customer review can attest. The one "con" relates to shipping the Astor Dining Table. To be blunt, Astor just has a higher-than-average damage rate due to its size. Obviously, we're continuing to work with our manufacturer to improve Astor's packaging, but it's something worth mentioning. For that reason, we HIGHLY recommend adding the assembly service when you order Astor! It's a little extra money, sure, but it enables you to see the table ready to go in your home, and ensure it's completely perfect! There's nothing worse than assembling the table yourself, and discovering damage while your dining room is in disarray!

Oh, Astor weighs nearly 330 pounds... So if you live alone and/or you're not a powerlifter, opting for the assembly service includes placing your table. (Don't worry about bringing it inside, however, as we offer Free Inside Delivery with this item.) Astor isn't terribly difficult to assemble, but having our delivery team assembly onsite removes a ton of stress and questions. Plus, they'll position - and reposition, and reposition - it, so it looks just perfect in your home!

Want to skip the assembly fee? Be sure to check out our Complete Guide on Accepting Freight Deliveries!

Once the table is in place, you'll have years of worry-free use. Order the Modloft Astor Dining Table today and look forward to sharing countless meals around this stunning and immensely accommodating showpiece.

posted on 9/15/2017