The Colosseum Dining Table is a table for someone who wants great flexibility in use. Closed, it is 54"Dx29"H. With an assortment of leaves, it opens fully to 15 1/2' in length, and various lengths in between. To extend the table, additional pedestals are attached to the underside of the table with simple to use and secure bayonet mounts. When the auxiliary pedestals are not in use, the can be mounted under the optional 36" square tops and serve as side tables. The wood is cherry, the pedestals are anodized aluminum. It can also be built as a "traditional" round/oval dining table with slides and smaller (12"-20" leaves) with a split pedestal base.