The base is pretty substantial, and then the top only overhangs by an inch or two.
It served its purpose well, but the last couple of family visits have shown that we need something bigger. The current dimensions are 35" x 45" (889x1143).
I bought some barn wood in the spring, and decided to make a new top for the existing table base.
That being said, the table is a big box store table, so they glued to crap out of it.
The plan then is to put the new top directly over the existing top.
As you can see, the wood is really industrial, and well used. I clamped it together to ensure a snug fit.
Then I used a strip of wood (also clamped), and countersunk some wood screws into it.
The strips were placed so that the measurement between them would accommodate the existing top.
Sanding was scary; I was so afraid I would accidentally sand away the milling marks, dents and character, but really needed to ensure that we weren't going to get slivers every time we sat at it, or every time I licked it 'cause I spilled something... Wait... What? I don't do that.
After sanding, I applied tung oil. It immediately brought the wood to life.
Tung oil has a tendancy to raise the grain of the wood, so after a few days, I re-sanded and re-applied.
The new top fits snugly over the top. And the 6 chairs that came with the original table now don't look ridiculous all squeezed around that tiny table.
This seems to fit better with our dining room's overall aesthetic.
The table dimensions are now a much more reasonable 43"x 72" (1092x1829).
I love the final worn look.