I have had the same dining room table for at least 15 years. today I gave it up to my son charlie and his wife jill. It was a old oak table that has been in our family for over 50+ years and been refinished seveal times. Solid, heavy and has definately held up over the years of kids, and several moves. . I told them they couldn't get rid of it but it was theirs to now love and enjoy. It didn't serve our family at our big dinners. someone also got stuck sitting at the bar alone. So I've been looking for a table that would work for us. Yeah today my wish was answered. A casual table that can seat 8. It began here....in the back of our truck, and ended in our dining room.