We Need Space for 8 People To Dine
Everyone is arriving soon and the beds are up but we still have some final furniture adjustments.
Our dining table is not big enough for 8 people normally. We had been married a few years before we bought our first dining table. Prior to that we had used an old gate leg table that I remember eating at (or refusing to eat) from when I was very young.
Finding the Perfect Table
Dining tables can be a big investment and I wanted something that I knew I would be happy to live with for many years.
It needed to be extendable, I wanted pedestal legs so no-one has to sit with the table leg in their way, it also needed to be practical enough for everyday use without me being forever worried about damage.
I eventually found a table by luck that was nearly perfect. A bit of discussion with the maker to amend the design and it ticked all the boxes.
Extend the Table and We are Sorted
To get the table ready for 8 we just extend it and add one of the 2 extra leaves. The dining area is not massive and we have a settle pushed against a wall that helps make the seating fit in easily.
When you’re buying a dining table consider the practical as well as good looks.