Why We Love It: This is one of the most innovative tables we’ve ever seen. The Fletcher Capstan Table expands from a standard 6.5- or 10-foot table to one that measures anywhere between 20 to 30 feet across. I have researched various jupe tables and similar expanding round tables with none that satisfied me – either they were designs I was afraid to try and recreate then build, or the product was not what I wanted for my home. Unfortunately Fletcher has a patent on the mechanism inside and I have not been able to find any plans for it. This is a video of a large wooden table that can expand into an even larger wooden table with a couple latch pulls and a twist. The Fletcher Capstan Table is made by Fletcher Burwell-Taylor Ltd and ranges in.
The Fletcher Capstan Table is a circular dining table that can automatically expand to double its seating capacity thanks to expansion leaves hidden inside the table, and some truly remarkable mech. By Ahmed Abbas Momin The Fletcher Capstan Table is named after designer Fletcher David, its a kind of table which automatically expands from a small size to a larger one. The Fletcher Capstan Table can double its seating capacity whilst remaining circular. Expansion leaves are stored within the table and are self positioning as the table changes from one mode and appearance to an entirely different one.
English furniture maker designs expanding tables that will blow your mind. Patented in 1835, the Jupe table uses a hidden capstan mechanism that expands sections of a round table as it rotates. One of Fletcher’s expanding Capstan dining tables costs between 50,000 and 70,000, reported Business Insider in 2013. David Fletcher, the lead developer and mechanical engineer for the Fletcher Capstan table, explains how it is designed and manufactured.
Fletcher Capstan Table, A Mechanical Expanding Dining Table
The expansion leaves are stored within the table and, in just four seconds, smoothly and quickly emerge upon rotation, rising and radially expanding outwards as the entire top is turned through 30. However, after seeing the automated smoothness of the DB Fletcher version I think my jaw dropped and all aspirations of making the ultimate cool table dropped a hundred fold. Jupe Style Expanding Table YouTube.