Category: Furniture - Extension Table with Leaf Storage
Table opened up
I recently purchased some table hardware from you and I thought I would let you know how the project came out. We needed an extension table that was only about 36" wide, about 56" long (without leafs) and about 92" long with leafs. It seats 6 comfortably unextended and 10 extended. I also wanted to be able to store the leafs in the table and I wanted four legs. In order to store two 18" leafs and keep the table to 36" wide took some thinking. Although, I have 2 1'4" legs, there was barely enough room for the 1 7/8" corner braces, so I used two of them. I had to make a bigger chamfer of the legs to compensate. Because the legs cannot rest on the sliding top, I put a steel angle in each corner for the leg vertical limit. Because I wanted to store the leafs, only the top moves. Thus, I used the extension slide, normally used for pedestal tables. I had to cut slots in the end frame for the extension rods to pass through. Because of the narrowness of the side overhang, I could not use the normal leaf clamps that you sell, so I used simple trunk latches. Finally, I had to make clearance holes through the bottom plate to have access to the mounting holes for the table top. All in all, it worked out great. Also, the table top, leafs, and the bottom plate were made from one piece of 4' x 8 ' 3/4" oak plywood (with almost no waste).
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- 09/30/2012 See more...