There are times when our dinette table is too big when we're just watching TV, reading or using our tablets. So, I have been thinking about making the table a drop leaf table. I found a nice height adjustable pedastal on amazon.com
It arrived this afternoon, and it's a pretty nice pedastal. Aside from height adjustable, it allow for rotating the table. There are other pedestals available, but some of them require an opening in the floor, and I didn't want to do that. You can also get a pedestal with gas assist for raising & lowering, but they're over $300.
So, as soon as the weather allows (so it isn't too cold in the garage), I'm going to slice off about 7" off each end of the table for the leaves, put some laminate on the cut edges, install some leaf supports and piano hinges. With only one post instead of two, it should be easier to naviage around the table. So, when it's done, I'll try to post a couple of pics.
If anyone has done something like this and has any tips or suggestions, please post them.