The second dining table was long and sat at least eight. It was only used on holidays or when company came over for dinner. For dining, that is. In the meantime, the larger table could be filled with school projects and wouldn't need to be cleared for every meal.
When entertaining a particularly large group, both tables could be pushed together to accommodate even more people. Or they could be kept separate for an "adult table" and "kids' table".
Have you ever spotted a dining room with two tables? Did it strike you as weird or do you think the setup could be useful?
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