Any suggestions for building a custom shaped kitchen table?

We need a kitchen table for a small area with a bay window. I was thinking to build a bench that would take the shape of the bay window but need a table to fit the area. A round table doesn't really maximize the space. It needs to seat 8. If we draw a pattern for the shape and size of the tabletop how can we build something in that shape and how do we cover it in formica etc. Or any other suggestions for what materials to use? Thanks!

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