The Hampton dining table is made entirely from 100% solid oak timber and features an easy to use extension mechanism which effortlessly opens to reveal an extension panel stored within the table. The extension panel fits in the centre of the table on a solid sturdy frame capable of holding immense weight without stressing or giving way under pressure. This is unlike many other extension tables where the panels have to be mounted on the ends of the table where there is little support, which can cause the arms of the panels to weaken and break. When fully extended the Hampton can seat upto 6 people and when closed it will seat 4. The Hampton has a lacquered finish to ensure all year round protection. There's no need to apply oil to this oak. Remember we use 100% solid oak on every part of this table, this is not part solid part veneer furniture. Each table is handmade by skilled craftsmen and is truly built to last a lifetime. Important quality note: It is important to point out that all of our tables are made from solid pieces of full length oak not finger jointed oak. When comparing to other similar tables over the internet it is important you realise this. We offer close up images to see this. If you look carefully at other sellers you will see that their tables are actually made from finger jointed oak. This method uses off cuts of oak and other types of wood which are joined together to create larger lengths, much like a jigsaw puzzle. This creates an unnatural look.