That would still leave seating for three people to scrap at the same time. The extra flap would seat another one if needed since I kept a fourth chair for my messy area. A lot of people thought I was nuts rebuilding that beautiful table (hmm) and on top of it all-measuring it after a couple of baskets! I bought the baskets a year before I started working on the table. *See 2nd view of the table from the other side.