Also known as a gateleg table, a drop leaf dining table is a table with hinged leaves that can be raised or lowered to adjust its size. These tables are often used in smaller dining rooms or kitchens as they provide flexibility and can be easily adjusted to accommodate different numbers of guests. Drop leaf dining tables have been around for centuries and have been used in a variety of cultures. They are particularly well-suited for small spaces as they can be easily folded away when not in use. One of the key historical developments in the design of drop …