Gary Kilday

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Expand-a-table is our patented, #US8,997,661, table top addition to provide space for added seating at your dining or patio table.  You can see it at  My wife has one which expands our dining room table from 10 to 14 and one which expands our patio table from 6 to 10.

Background:  Three years ago we were planning a patio dinner party and Eileen announced I was to purchase a new table for 10.  I needed a better solution.  I did not want one large table dominating our patio nor did I want to pay for it.  Our design was a success and one dinner guest insisted I make her one.  We optimized, perfected with a threaded metal insert that makes the four piece top truly work as one, and patented. 

The wood, (not cloth nor plastic), top is made from light weight plywood that is machined with our special CNC machinery.  The patented grooves with interlocking steps provide rigidity so we can expand the table in all directions without adding legs.  Each piece of the expand a table is light enough, never more than 12 pounds, that one person can easily handle.  We sand and finish the top in a clear laquer so it can be used without a cloth.  For a small upcharge we can finish in a color to match your table. 

The top with its two inch diameter center hole is designed to take the 6 inch exterior diameter interlock insert, and it can be used with an umbrella if your patio table has one.   If you do not use an umbrella, the insert is desinged small enough to be covered by a centerpiece.

Storage is easy by stacking the four pieces flat under a bed or by hanging the four pieces in a storage area.

We have a number of standard sizes that we ship the day after they are ordered.  For special needs you contact our design team, ( or 1-800-289-2362), they design one to fit your need; and we ship within three business days.  In general we design so there is a maximum 12 inch overhang of the existing table.


A summary of advantages:

Stable wood top will last a life time.

Patented interlocking design with threaded metal insert.

Designed to meet your specific size requirements.

Ships direct to your door with shipping included in $200 to $400 cost.

Clear stain poyurethane finish to protect and perserve.

Can finish to match your furniture.

Designed for patio or dining room table.

Can accomodate your patio table umbrella.

Light weight.

Easily installed, used, removed and stored by one person.

No added legs.

Can expand round, square, oval or rectangular table

Special designs and questions easily answered at

Proudly made in USA by our Ohio Craft Persons.

Manufactured by a company with a 102 year furniture heritage.


Had dinner with lady who used one at Easter dinner for family.  First time in years she could have entire family at one table.  She loved it.


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Mr. Kilday has been with GRK since May 1988 until present.  He purchased Manual Arts Furniture Company (MAFCO) in 1988 and renamed it GRK Manufacturing. Since this time Gary has used his extensive background in manufacturing to expand the scope of the business to more than just music and continues to grow it today.


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