As my game grew, it would occasionally, but rarely, break the 8 player limit that my first table could sit. I initially would make a quick poker table by converting the dining room table, covering it with a thin blanket and a tablecloth. At the same time, Mrs Zombie needed a table to sew on. A good sewing table sits at counter height (36" vs 30" for a regular table). So I built a transformer. Excuse the old cell camera photos Here we see the table in sewing mode. The cork inlay allows sewing patterns to be pinned to the surface, and eliminated the need for a pin cushion. The rail sits very low so long projects (like curtains or full length dresses) can slide through the machine without getting hung up anywhere. This build occured when CompUSA was going out of buisness. When they say "everything must go" they mean it. That cart that contained bargain priced, obsolete computer games near the checkouts - I bought it, and used it for the base. It holds Mrs Zombie's fabric scraps, batting, and the like. Under the cork board is a removable trapdoor to get at it. The top lifts off the crate (held in place by gravity and a snug-fitting frame). The wings fold in for "easy" carrying. I tried to make it lightweight by limiting plywood thickness where possible (non-support areas). It still weighs in at around 87 lbs if I recall, so easy and lightweight are relative terms. The table legs just screw into the part that is already attached to the table. The wings are attached by piano hinges. The center 4 legs are screwed onto the table We then tip it upright. Then insert the play surface. This is both the best and worst part of this table. It was made with a velveteen fabric over a layer of foam. It's wonderful to touch, but pitching cards considerably less so. Someday it will wear out, and I will replace it with a Chanman gaming suede, but with 8 events a year (and this table only hits the floor if I'm looking at a possible 3 table game) it may take a very long time to wear out. Table completed. When the wings are extended, a little more support is generated by a metal swing out support brace. This table has obvious flaws. The low rail can allow chips to get away. There is no room for cupholders, so we have to use coasters. It's quite heavy for a portable table. It's usually covered in fabric and 1 or 2 sewing machines. On the other hand, it is so soft you just want to roll around naked on it. I can see why this fabric is used for dresses.