I have wanted a large dining table that would fit all of my family members during special occasion dinners like birthday celebrations, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. I love Pottery Barn and Restoration Hardware's large tables but there was no way I was paying those prices, so I decided to build my own. I had never built a table before, but I had an idea of what I wanted. So I modified plans I found on another bloggers website for the design for the top of the table, and I created my own design for the base. The table easily sits 10-12 people and I love the way it turned out!