I'm building a new live edge dining table out of a salvaged black walnut tree. The space would take a table measuring up to 8'. I would like to go 9'-4" to fit my number of extended family members for holidays and Sunday dinners and also friends at our frequent dinner parties. I'm convinced to throw design out the window to meet the functionality. The cherry table is in the existing space, sorry it's not a good picture of the situation.
I'm trying to convince my wife that it will look fine to get 6 cool chairs and leave three on each side for every day and not put them on the ends to make up for the extra length. Thoughts?
This will be the house we stay in for a long time.