How Does Self Storing Leaves Work?

In an effort to clear up some confusion that can go with self storing tables, we are providing a general list of table sizes, shape and styles where self storing works or does not work. Always keep in mind when you are choicing a table with self storing, there are two major factors in self storing:

  1. Pedestal or trestle base mounting plate size and spacing
  2. The length of the table slide required to accommodate the amount of leaves needed for the table.

Here is one example of a very common size table that gets ordered self store, but it cannot self store four leaves: 42″ x 66″ OVAL, 4 leaves. Most people have a tendency to think that the three leaf version can self store all three of the leaves, so it shouldn’t be a problem to store four leaves on a four leaf table, however this does not work because for a four leaf table, our slide is 12″ longer than on a three leaf table, which forces our table makers to move the slides closer together so they fit between the table skirts. Then there is not enough space between the slides to store more than two leaves.

Here is a compiled list of table styles, shapes, and sizes showing just how many leaves can be self stored:

LEG TABLES WITH RECTANGLE TOPS

  • 36″ x 42″, 42″ x 42″ and 42″ x 48″ cannot store any leaves
  • Leg tables operate very similar to trestle tables on larger sizes.

TRESTLE TABLES WITH RECTANGLE OR BOW END TOPS

  • 42″ x 60″ stores up to 4 leaves, ALL unskirted
  • 42″ x 66″ and 42″ x 72″ stores up to 4 leaves, 2 with skirts, 2 without
  • 48″ x 60″ stores up to 4 leaves, 2 with skirts, 2 without
  • 48″ x 66″ and 48″ x 72″ stores up to 4 leaves, ALL unskirted

TRESTLE TABLES WITH BOAT SHAPE TOPS

  • 42″ x 60″–1, 2, 3 and 4 leaf tables can only self store 2 leaves BOTH without skirts
  • 42″ x 66″ and 42″ x 72″–1, 2, 3 and 4 leaf tables can only self store 2 leaves, 1 with skirt, 1 without. If a 2, 3, or 4 leaf table is ordered with self store, the last leaf will be unskirted.
  • 48″ x 60″ stores up to 4 leaves, 2 with skirt, 2 without
  • 48″ x 66″ and 48″ x 72″ stores up to 4 leaves, ALL unskirted

SQUARE ROUND TABLES

  • ALL square round double pedestal tables can self store up to 4 leaves, 2 with skirt, 2 without.
  • NOTE: SQUARE OR ROUND TABLES CANNOT SELF STORE ANY LEAVES!

DOUBLE PEDESTAL TABLES WITH OVAL AND BANQUET TOPS

  • 42″ x 54″ stores up to 2 leaves, 1 with skirt, 1 without
  • 48″ x 54″–48″w leaf does not fit inside of a 54” long oval top
  • 42″ x 60″–1, 2 and 3 leaf oval tables store 2 leaves, 1 with skirt, 1 without
  • 42″ x 60″–1, 2 and 3 leaf banquet tables store 2 skirted leaves
  • 42″ x 60″–4 leaf table cannot store any leaves
  • 42″ x 66″–1, 2 and 3 leaf tables store up to 3 leaves, 2 with skirts, 1 without
  • 42″ x 66″–4 leaf table can store 2 leaves, 1 with skirt and 1 without.
  • 42″ x 72″–1, 2 and 3 leaf tables store up to 3 leaves, 2 with skirts, 1 without
  • 42″ x 72″–4 leaf table can only store 2 leaves, 1 with skirt, 1 without
  • 48″ x 60″–1, 2, and 3 leaf tables can only store 2 leaves, 1 with skirt, 1 without
  • 48″ x 60″–4 leaf table cannot store any leaves
  • 48″ x 66″–1, 2, and 3 leaf tables store up to 3 leaves, 2 with skirts, 2 without
  • 48″x 6″6–4 leaf table can only store 2 leaves, 1 with skirt, 1 without
  • 48″ x 72″ self stores up to 4 leaves, 2 with skirts, 2 without

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