And I thought that a Duncan Phyfe style table with drop leaves would be the perfect thing, because we could increase and decrease the size as necessary. (Once a month we have a Sister Pizza Night here and there are 10 kids trying to cram into this kitchen.)
Once I found this table on craigslist, I knew it would be perfect. It is pretty much the same length as our last table, but more narrow. Yet, somehow it seats more people. It is a magical table of joy. (Being able to stick someone in the corner makes it possible to put 4-5 kids (depending on their size) on the benches alone. --And I thought they would hate the corner seat, but it is actually in high demand, strangely enough.
So I threw another bench back there (until we get this kitchen project under way) and our new table is working out quite nicely.
There is another leaf in the center that isn't pictured because I forgot, but when we open it up we get another 8 inches. Or we can drop down the sides and free up a bunch of floor space. I am in love with this table, yo.