End leaf or center leaf for dining room table
I'm losing sleep of this decision. I am in the process of buying a custome made harvest table for our 11 ft 8 in x 13 ft 2 in dining room. The table I fell in love with is made of solid maple and it just gorgeous. I want it 42x72''' which would fit 6 people. The problem is I need an option to make it bigger to seat up to 10 people since we do have company over occasionally.
The table is rectangle with corner legs and I have the option of getting center leaves made or end leaves. I love the idea of end leaves because when the leaves aren't in you have one solid beautiful top. The end leaves though, may make seating tricky as the legs will dictate chair spacing and may make it awkward. Center leaves would make seating the easiest, but then you have to live with a seam down the middle of your table forever.
I'm so torn.