Gloucester Drop Leaf Solid Wood Dining Table by Charlton Home Review

Overview

If you are moving into a new home or just thinking about redecorating, making decisions about which types of new furniture you want to have in your reinvigorated above can be quite difficult and confusing. It could be that you are on a tight budget and are want to save as much as you can. You are probably also keen on buying furniture that is not just economical but classy as well. Every home deserves the best in terms of looks, functions, and features with regards to the furniture you buy, but with so many options out there, choosing the one that is right for you can be a very difficult task indeed.

Here we are happy to review for you the Gloucester Drop Leaf Solid Wood Dining Table. This table allows you to anchor your dining space in a classic yet trendy cottage-style table. Made of solid rubberwood, this is a round-top table that includes two drop leaves that allow you to comfortably seat two or four people. It also has a specially lathed pedestal base. This base features four simple cabriole legs for support. Cabriole designs are old-school vintage, yet they have held up impressively well over the years and are as traditional and recognizable as the term “Victorian” when it comes to high-end elitist perfectionism.

This table is designed to fit comfortably in smaller spaces such as eat-in kitchens, dining nooks, and corner niches. It is a true testament to the ethos of Charlton Home. As a design house, they focus on designing and delivering items that have versatility and classy design. These are the guiding principles behind Charlton Home. They bring affordable, enchanted, and timeless furniture to homes across America, all of which feature trusted function and exceptional value. Read on below for our review of this classy round-top table.

Features

This table is made of solid rubberwood. It comes with a base that is made of lathed rubberwood, and a drop leaf is included for extension of the table top to accommodate more people at the table at the same time. It has two leaves and can comfortably seat 4 people both when extended and when fully collapsed. It is made in Vietnam and can be easily cleaned with a damp cloth. Intended and approved for residential use, this table requires assembly and all of the tools required for assembly come with the product upon delivery.

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  • Leaf Length – End to End: 9”
  • Overall Dimensions: 29.5” H
  • Legs: 30” H
  • Overall Length When Fully Collapsed: 42”
  • Overall Length When Fully Extended: 42”
  • Overall Width When Fully Extended – Front to Back: 1”
  • Overall Product Weight: 51 lb.

Available Select Finish

As mentioned above, this table comes in solid rubberwood finish for both the top as well as the cabriole legs. It also comes in an astounding 20 different color options, all of which are listed below. Please note that the colors are the same in most cases, with just the order and/or combination reversed for the table-top color and the leg color.

  • Black
  • Buttermilk
  • Cherry
  • Espresso
  • Light oak
  • Mahogany
  • Saddle brown
  • White
  • Black and mahogany
  • Black and oak
  • Black and white
  • Mahogany and black
  • Mahogany and buttermilk
  • Mahogany and white
  • Oak and black
  • Oak and buttermilk
  • Oak and white
  • White and black
  • White and mahogany
  • White and oak

Pricing

All the prices are only for reference, Exact price will be based on the latest quotation.

This table is currently available online at an affordable price of $159.99. This represents a fall of 9% from its initial base price of $175. Please note that some color combinations cost as much as $164.99 and it all depends on the color you choose and any ongoing discounts at the time of your purchase. There are also seasonal promos and offers so you might just be lucky to get more price off the selling amount. For those who want to purchase protection for their table, there are protection plans available that cover damages to your table. These plans run from 3 to 5 years and cost $27.99 and $39.99 respectively.

In addition to the base price and different prices dependent on item color, you can purchase assembly for your table for $58.99. Save 25% on this assembly cost with the MYWAY card. Unlock insider pricing if you are buying for a business. You can even pay as little as $10 per month by using a convenient payment plan for this table that comes to you courtesy of Affirm.

Pros

If you are wondering what actual buyers said about this table, here we have compiled the most relevant positive as well as negative reviews of this table.

In terms of positives, one buyer said that this table is very cute and is exactly as was described on the Wayfair website. It is easy to put together and very sturdy once assembled. It fits very nicely into cozy breakfast nooks and small spaces. In most cases, it received a 5-star rating on a 5-star scale, but in some cases, it received fewer stars because of how the legs line up with where you slide your chairs under the table. They tend to be at an angle that does not allow for the chair legs to straddle a single leg. Instead, they bump into two legs before the chair can be pushed in all the way.

This may seem trivial, but when you are using an item such as this fairly regularly and over a long period of time, it can start to gnaw at you. This was a problem for this specific buyer because they needed the table to be at a specific angle with the leaves dropped. Also, the Linen White option is just a shade grayer than pure white and it works just fine in a white kitchen, but it can look dirt like an off-white or ivory depending on the rest of the theme in your kitchen or dining area.

Another customer not only bought one of this table; she bought two! She bought it for her living room as well as for the kitchen. The two drop leaves fit snugly in their allotted spaces. She brought both into her kitchen and even served eight guests altogether, including her grandkids and their adult-size friends for a four-hour session of making decorated sugar cookies. What a way to break them in!

Another buyer also initiated a similar tradition on their table. They wanted to build a thousand-piece puzzle on it and needed a big table for the project. All in all, the table did the job just fine and they were able to not only use the table for its intended purposes but bring the family together for a memorable time that will last for years.

Cons

Some customers stated that this table is not, in fact, extendable, unless you just extend the leaves for looks and don’t actually place any weight of any kind on the extended leaves. They said that the table was fairly easy to assemble but they don’t hold a thing because the leaves fold up and down when in the round position, except for dead center or only on the rectangular unextended part. This poor customer suffered a broken dish and a hot casserole slipping right off and into the lap of a guest who could have been hurt badly if he hadn’t reacted so quickly. This customer had dishes, food, and crystal all broken on the floor where they slipped off the table and into his lap. What a mess! They wanted to return the table but just left it because who has the time to bother when you face an issue like that?

Conclusion

The case of the slipping casserole notwithstanding, most customers said that this was a very nice table. It fits snugly in sitting and dining rooms, can be used in niches and coffee corners, is not too heavy nor very expensive, and has just the right looks, finishing, workmanship, color options, and price to meet most customer needs. It is fairly easy to assemble, it looks great small kitchens and eat-in areas, and is a beautiful table for the right price. If you are looking for a functional and economical table that is compact and reliable, go for the Gloucester Drop Leaf Solid Wood Dining Table by Charlton Home. Choose the color (or color combination) of your choice and dip into style with your new and trendy home purchase.

In closing, we do not accept money, gifts or samples from furniture companies in exchange for special consideration in the preparation of our reviews.

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