This started out as a simple (!) octagonal dining room pedestal table. I had looked at some of the flip-top dining/card table designs, but opted to design my own. It was done in two parts; the table was finished 3 or 4 months ago and I finally got around to building the card-table top that simply sits right on top of the dining top. Originally intended to make the card top in sections that could be dismantled, but now I think it'll just stay together and we'll store it under our bed protected by an old sheet between uses.