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There are three kinds of dining tables in Korea. One is the short folding table called 상 “sang”, second is the regular western style 식탁 “shiktak” and the third is the pull-out table, which is usually attached to the kitchen cabinet.
We own two folding tables and a pull-out table. I really wanted to have a proper table, but having additional dining room furniture at our apartment would mean less playing space for my son. He has an electronic car, two bicycles and a slide, all occupying our kitchen/dining room.
The folding table is a space saver. Our medium-sized folding table would accomodate up to six adults. Regular dining tables in Korea are available for 2, 4 or 6 people. When my husband’s family is here, we would just put two folding tables side by side and it would sit up to a dozen people. It’s really practical specially in a small apartment.