The ESSEX rectangular extension table is a versatile table with an innovative design. In its closed position it functions as a traditional six seater. To expand, we have designed it with a unique folding butterfly mechanism at each end of the table. Simply pull open the two end rails to access the extension pieces stored underneath. The leaves rotate open and fit snugly on top. Fully extended this handsome table will comfortably seat 10-12. The 3" tabletop hole (with plug) will accommodate any of our market umbrellas, and is situated so that it need not be moved when changing the table size.