My house has been designated as the house for all the family parties....which I truly love. It's a good thing for one major reason...it makes me clean my house, because to be honest I could easily just be really lazy and let it go. Back to the table, I bought a tall table about 3 years ago and have missed a regular table height since I traded. I found this table on Criagslist for $200.00 about 2.5 hours away from our house. Decided to take it even though I had not seen it in person....which was a little scary. The owner claimed the chairs were in good condition....they needed some work, I would not call them good but we took them anyway!!!! So after a lot of repairing, sanding, staining and painting the table is done. I LOVE IT...and can't wait to have our first Thanksgiving dinner on it!!!!