Originally Posted by bdornbush
If what you want is a way to put your legs up across the U, why not put a short board and cushion across the front and keep the standard dinette? Best of both worlds.
You are really talking about making a U yourself and putting it at the front end. I would say that their U looks much nicer and we would have no reason to have both. You would be cutting off most of the dinette for another person who might want to be there.
If you really want the big table, which some prefer, that is an alternative. We want the smaller table (big one is heavy and somewhat difficult to remove). We actually want no table, if we find that our two flip-ups are sufficient. Your idea could work for some others. Seems there is no end to the possible variations on the dinette.