I agree about keeping the door. Our kitchen table is probably over a hundred years old, has 6 leaves that store under the table in a pull down door front. When it is all the way open, which is rare, but I always thought it should have a pedestal in the middle. Sure enough one day I asked DH about it, He said they had the table up to the family Cabin for years and his Dad hated the pedestal in the middle of the fancy 4 heavy claw feet, and actually took it to the dump. I was just sick when I heard the story!