My husband and I had a small 4 person table that we have out grown with the addition of our two daughters (and any friends that join us for meals) so we began our search for a new (affordable) table. We couldn't find one anywhere, so I found plans online to build one and I knew this would be the best option for our family. Not only would I be able to build a beautiful table for my husband and family, but I would be able to build it with my dad! It was such a fun experience learning how to build it properly and to have that one on one time with my dad. It was my first time using his table saw and jig saw. It was almost as fun to see how much my husband loved the new table. We are sure to share many precious memories around that table for years to come.