Build a poker table complete with a felt playing surface, insets for poker chips, and coasters. When the game is over, just fit the lid onto the surface to turn it into a dining table for the rest of the week.
The octagon shape is unique and allows more people to fit at the table. Here is how it was made.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for a console table that expands to a full dining table with four stools. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
This is a link to a Google 3D SketchUp drawing for the vineyard table. It is similar to a trestle table in construction, except that the cleats are hinged instead of joined to the legs, allowing the tabletop to flip down or be removed for storage and transportation. You will need the SketchUp software to download this drawing and its freely available online.
This dining table plan is constructed in almost the same manner as the original plan posted for the 10 ft Provence Beam Dining Table, only this plan uses 4×4 beams for many of the pieces rather than a double stacked 2×4 that my original plans use.