This was my first woodworking project. It was built in my uncle’s shop under his guidance. OK, reality is, he deserves all the credit. It was a great learning experience. The table is walnut, except for the sunken lazy susan in the middle which is veneered with an exotic burl. The table has eight leafs that expand it to seat eight (see second picture). There is a lot of story that goes with this table, which I will detail later. That is my mentor and uncle on the right in picture #3. Picture #4 shows the underlying mechanism that allow the skirt to slide out and act as supports for the outer leafs (only 1 pictured). The last two pictures detail more of the working mechanisms. Originally, the support under was plywood. However, it turned out (we think) to be a bad batch of plywood which resulted in the entire table cupping upward. So, “we” (code for Uncle Wayne) built a steel frame to replace the plywood.