The single central leg means that nobody has a leg in their way. It also makes it easy to squeeze in an extra guest or two. This example also extends with the extra panel stored neatly inside the table when not in use. The broad surface of a table is also an opportunity for the ancient art of veneering. Veneering uses stunningly beautiful timbers that are simply unavailable in large pieces, like burrs, and others like pippy yew, that are just too rare. These special timbers can be combined to create striking or more traditional designs. This example uses a bold pattern in maple and burr oak.