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Extension Slides - Wood, 2-3/8" High- Max Opening of 38" (set)
Extension Slides - Wood, 2-3/8" High- Max Opening of 38" (set) Item #29496
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$79.99 Pack
Extension Slides - Wood, 2-3/8" High- Max Opening of 62" (set)
Extension Slides - Wood, 2-3/8" High- Max Opening of 62" (set) Item #29504
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$109.99 Pack
Extension Slides - Steel, 2-1/2" High- Max Opening of 38" (set)
Extension Slides - Steel, 2-1/2" High- Max Opening of 38" (set) Item #29694
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$149.99 Pack
Extension Slides - Steel, 2-1/2" High- Max Opening of 64" (set)
Extension Slides - Steel, 2-1/2" High- Max Opening of 64" (set) Item #29702
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Extension Slides - 36" Length

The best built, largest opening and strongest slides!
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Operates smoothly, prevents sagging or binding and allows a wide range of leaf openings. 36'' slides are ideal for large rectangular tables. Gives maximum opening of 38 or 64''. Generally the length of the closed slides should be at least 2/3rds the length of the closed table. Sold in pairs. Available in wood or steel.
(2) 36'' Extension Slides
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Weight 31.9600
Hardware Type Extension Slides
4.9 / 5.0
73 Reviews
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Worked (and is working) perfect!
While moving my wife's' favorite farm table, the original slide cracked. Upon inspection, I realized the slide only had 3 extensions, which put a lot of strain on the opening since we always have 4-5 leaves in the table (10" each) due to the size of our family. How relieved I was to find Rockler! I purchased Item #29504, it arrived fairly quickly, and with the help of some videos from Osborne Wood Products, I was able to install the new slide in less than 30 minutes. Perfect! Note the picture for #29504 only shows three slides. It actually comes with five, which displaces the weight. Our table is back in business and feels stronger than ever! Pics include the original broken slide and the fixed table.
Fixed table! Stronger than ever, thanks to Rockler!
New installed 5-slide Rockler extension, item #29504.
Broken 3-slide original extension.
February 5, 2020
Woodworking Experience:
Saved our table!
Our table sagged so much we would not use it opened. Installed the new metal slides and it now sit's fully extended with zero sag. Happy wife happy life! Very easy to install, well worth the cost and best of all made in the USA!
December 11, 2018
Woodworking Experience:
Perfect. Just what I needed and they work great!
July 10, 2018
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
36 inch slides
I'm very happy with the extension slides. They replace the original wood ones that broke over Thanksgiving dinner and had the table bowing by the end of the meal. Needed replacements by Christmas dinner! They arrived promptly and were easy to install. Table was ready for Christmas and was easily opened/closed with the new slides.
December 28, 2017
Woodworking Experience:
Works great
Wish it was a little less expensive, but it brought an old table back to life. Was extremely easy to set up as a replacement, felt very solid and works very smoothly.
December 3, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Worked great
It was easy to install and much easier to open and close than the shorter one it replaced. Went from 18inch extension to over 60 inch extension. I would definitely recommend this extension slide.
November 22, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Work Great
Work great. Easy install. Got rid of the sag in a table with two 15" inserts
October 15, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Built a table for a customer
Sllides work perfectly for the custom table for my customer.
Not done yet but coming together great.
Not done yet but coming together great.
October 14, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
New slides to fix sag
We were given a maple table that sagged badly when the leaves were in place. We figured out the problem - the wood slides on the table were not a matched set (we had two of the same slides). It's possible a new set of wood slides would have fixed the problem. But, to be safe, we purchased the steel slides and are very pleased. Easy to install and no more sag!
September 26, 2017
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
The pull outs work well and were easy to install. They were for my personal use we are glad we purchased such a good product.
September 19, 2017
over 2 years ago
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Old slide worn and table sags
Earl O. K on Jul 1, 2018
Movers lost mine!!!!!!!!!
Deborah G on May 31, 2018
Old slide worn and table sags
Earl O. K on Jul 1, 2018
Building a new table and want some high quality slides.
Timothy K on Jun 18, 2018
Movers lost mine!!!!!!!!!
Deborah G on May 31, 2018
The ones I previously purchased are too short.
Robert S on May 16, 2018
needed for new table being built, prefer steel over wood
gregory c on May 14, 2018
Customer table needed new extension on one side for (2) 18" leaves
Robert D on May 1, 2018
I use these slides when making a table top with 4 and 5 quarter oak stock.
William G on Apr 17, 2018
This is the second dinning room table I've built, these are super heavy duty, I used them on the first table and believe me, you need heavy duty slides, opening and closing a table puts lots of force on them, they stay straight and true.
Ed E on Apr 5, 2018
extending table
FLOYD R on Mar 28, 2018
Helen K on Mar 19, 2018
I needed this to build a table during woodworking.
James K on Mar 2, 2018
I ordered the 64" length. Please correct
Lorraine C on Dec 3, 2017
I ordered the 64" table extender so I could add a third leaf to my table. The original 38" wooden extenders that came with the table I purchase failed after 9 years of usage. I can't wait to see the results
Milton C on Nov 8, 2017
I needed to make a table fit our kitchen and no hardware store carried them. I found your site and liked the slides you offered.
Todd C on Oct 25, 2017
I found the correct size and the price is outstanding!
David F on Oct 3, 2017
gonna build a big table
Rod M on Aug 24, 2017
Our table slides broke
Justin K on Aug 5, 2017
this will be my second table to repair a sagging top.
Francis B on Jul 17, 2017
Sliding dining table "64" closed with two extension leaves of 15" wide/ea. I believe the 36"extension slides will work, as the info says they will provide a 38" opening. If I'm wrong please inform me. Old wood slides not working.
Dennis D. N on May 23, 2017
Replace wooden extension, table starting to sag.
Kenneth L on Mar 22, 2017
Wanted lots of room to grwo
Clark D on Feb 26, 2017
16" needed
Tim D on Feb 18, 2017
The slides on our table are wood and have failed. I have dealt with Rockler before and find their products to be excellent quality.
Robert B on Jan 23, 2017
It seemed to be closest to what it will take to repair my table.
Paula H on Dec 16, 2016
I used these slides to repair my sagging dining table. They were easy to install and solved the problem. Thank you for a fine product.
Peggy B on Dec 11, 2016
Our old table slide gave out- getting ready for the holidays we will need both extenions
Leslie A R on Dec 9, 2016
need to repair old table
ray c on Dec 5, 2016
Dennis P on Dec 3, 2016
customer wanted dining table expansion
Christopher J on Nov 1, 2016
building a dining room table with leafs.
mike h on Oct 31, 2016
I had originally used wooden extension slides on my table and there was so much clearance in the fit of the slides, that the table sagged. I am trying the steel slides to try and eliminate the table sag.
Mary A P on Oct 6, 2016
because of the size
MARVIN S on Sep 21, 2016
Required replacement size for my table.
Jerry D S on Sep 8, 2016
hoping it's the right size to fit my table project
Jaime H on Aug 1, 2016
Adding another leaf to family table - sounds like folks preferred steel over wood given size of table
Christopher M on Jul 8, 2016
We have a table with 4 leaves which add up to 44 inches. The table is old and came without slides.
Ronald C on Jun 29, 2016
needed to replace wooden ones that are starting to come apart
James I on Apr 18, 2016
to add a leaf to our dinning room table. they work really good thanks
Gordon S on Jan 25, 2016
Simply, building a heavy table with a leaf. Needed it.
Arlen M on Jan 10, 2016
to fix my dining room table
Stuart H on Dec 13, 2015
its the right part for the job
chris s on Nov 22, 2015
You've saved the day! We will now have enough room for the family. The original table slides were not adequate for the weight of the leaves, so they broke. Thank you.
Keren J on Nov 17, 2015
needed for building a table
Roger M on Nov 13, 2015
Just what I needed.
Robert L on Nov 5, 2015
To Lengthen an existing table
Joseph P on Oct 27, 2015
Correct style (wood) and size for project.
Dave F on Oct 7, 2015
Replacement for broken slide on dining table. We have been trying to figure out how to fix it and were glad to see these replacements at a reasonable price.
william n on Sep 5, 2015
Good Website and tech support and easy to find these and order for my expansion of my dining table.
dennis k on Aug 20, 2015
I needed extenders for my table, and these fit
Greg M on Jul 24, 2015
Building kitchen table
Jeffry K on May 29, 2015
Building a new table and want some high quality slides.
Timothy K on Jun 18, 2018
The ones I previously purchased are too short.
Robert S on May 16, 2018
What is largest leaf opening? I have two 18" leafs on a round single pedestal table
A shopper on Apr 10, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We have them in 38" and 62"
For a heavy table with two 12" leaves, which would be better, steel or wood? Wood would look better on this vintage table, but performance trumps appearance!
SKIP T on Nov 26, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I also have a vintage, homemade heavy table with two of the same sized leaves. Quite frankly, I wish I had gone with steel. We only put the leaves in twice a year, so hopefully will be OK. I may need to make a temp. 5th middle leg for when all the leaves are inserted. If you have the money, go for steel. As to appearance, you'll only see it when adding/removing leaves, and then only for a few seconds.

Is the Leaf opening 62"?
David s on Mar 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The opening I believe is 64 Inches. The table I made was 120 inches, I used three table leaves 20 inches each a total of 60 inches.
Can the Steel slide be used for a table with 4 legs that has NO apron (in other words, it's just the top with 4 legs attached)? will this be very visible from the side? Also, the top is quite heavy - is there weight limit recommended for this hardware? thank you -
irina k on Jul 14, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I don't believe there is any weight limit on these glides. You can actually move them in a little further from the outside edge of the table which will conceal the visibility problem. But each one should only be a third of with of the table from the edge. The key to these working properly is to make sure they are perfectly parallel to each other. Otherwise when you pull them open they will bind and it will be hard to operate.
Is the hardware included with the slides? And, are there instructions for proper placement with dimensions? Thank you!
Rocck M on Jul 6, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Screws are not included. For instructions on installation click on the link under the Technical Downloads heading of this web offer.
Can these be used on an outdoor patio table?
Ray K on Nov 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I got the wood slides. While technically I guess they could be used outdoor, personally I wouldn't since the wood would expand and shrink in the different weathers. I'd get metal if it was me. However, I'm no expert.

We're still happy with our two slides that I put on the dining room table a couple of years ago.
I just received my replacement slides, for screw installation, the technical data refers me to table pins--how do I find this reference material?
A shopper on Aug 7, 2015
BEST ANSWER: For table pins see
i am adding two 12" leafs to my 48" table making it 60" wide or 72" wide...will the 38" metal slides work for my 2 leafs?
hanna on Oct 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You should have no problem. In my installation of the the 36" slides I installed them with 9 " of overlap on each end. This results in plenty of attachment stability when the table is opened to its maximum gap which turns out to be 38". You are looking to insert two 12" leaves for a total of 24". Even if you already have one 12" leaf there would be room for it too. Your biggest challenge will be to come up with matching pads. I manufactured mine but you can obtain them online. Good luck. The extra space at large family dinners is priceless.
Would the steel slides work for outdoor use?
Ryan T on May 30, 2019
BEST ANSWER: It's unbelievable to me that a company that focuses in this particular product line is unable to answer the question directly. I would suggest that you deal with a company that possesses expertise in the product and subject matter.
The instructions say it opens to 64", what is that all about?
Djlambert11 on Jul 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The slides, when fully extended, measure 64". The 36" measurement is the closed length. I used them for a table with 3 12.5" leaves. I am very satisfied with them. I used them to replace dovetailed maple slides which were not friendly to the humid Florida climate. The instructions are clear and easy to follow and indicate how much width they will accommodate.
Is the 36" extension slide more than adequate for accommodating (2) 14" table leafs ?
Frank A on Dec 28, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I'm no expert. That being said, I did put them on our table, to replace two that had broken. Our two leaves are 12" each, there is enough room for 14". HOWEVER, if I had to do it over again, I wouldn't buy these slides that are made from wood. I would buy the ones made from metal. We only use our table twice a year in the fully extended position, so it really doesn't make a big difference, but already I can see the table bowing down. Just a thought.
Re: Item 29702. The technical data sheets indicates 10 total sections but the drawing shows 5. Does ten mean 5 per side?
Jim A on Apr 22, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Jim, you're correct. It's 5 sections per side.
Any recommendations for oiling/greasing these metal extension slides?
Trevis K on Sep 3, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I bought my extensions over a year ago. I didn’t add oil at the time and haven’t needs to since. I generally leave my leaf in so I don’t ‘use’ them regularly. If I needed oil, I think machine oil would work well.
I just order the steel extensions. I'm making a table from scratch. When I look at the installation instructions it appears that the table legs will move apart when I'm opening up the extenders (vs a stationary base). Is this correct?
JOHN P on Jul 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: correct. I used these on a 42" square antique table with its 4 legs and one center leg. This table now seats 12 people instead of just four, when opened. It has four legs, and one center leg. When you open it, the center leg can remain in place, and support the middle, as this extends pretty far. Worth the money.
I have a 4-legged dining table that right now opens to accommodate one table leaf. But one leaf is no longer enough. Now with grandchildren I need to increase the size of the table. Can I change out the table slides with longer ones in order for the table to expand to accommodate 2 tables leaves instead of just one? Will the table sag in the center? Thank you for shedding some light on the matter.
Elizabeth on Mar 31, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that is what I used these for. The slides are strong enough and won't sag. If you're inexperienced do your research and plan carefully, or hire a cabinet maker to do the work.
Can I mount the rails to the inside of a kitchen cabinet to produce a retractable working surface?
Sue C on Jan 27, 2016
BEST ANSWER: As long as you don't overload the new working surface, I don't see why not. HOWEVER, that being said, most people push down / cut / etc down on working surfaces quite hard, and this 3 piece wooden slide would break in my opinion. You might want to go for the more expensive metal ones. Remember though, neither the wooden or the metal ones, were made to withstand much weight / pressure.
would this item work for a drop leaf table?
eduardo wilder on Jun 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The item is meant to extend a table's opening, and only for tables with 4 legs. It's meant to screw into the underside of the table, on both ends of the slide. If you use it to hold up the drop leaf portion, you'd probably want to attach it somehow. It's also meant to have 4 legs, so legs on both ends of the slide, something your drop leaf wouldn't have. I'm not an expert, but it doesn't look like it would work for a drop leaf table.
I have a kitchen table with four legs and it has two leafs of 12" each. Is item 29694 the best to replace my broken slide?
A shopper on May 19, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I used these (wooden) slides in a similar table and setup, and they worked perfectly. Great quality. Would definitely use again. Well worth the expense/time/trouble to buy these, rather than make them.
The document says to use #12 FHB screws. What does FHB stand for?
Seth F on Jul 1, 2020
BEST ANSWER: Don't know but maybe Flat Head B..
must be flat head, not rounded, so as not to interfere with slides, maybe.
What I did and worked ok.
I have a heavy cherry wood DR table with double pedestals. It currently has 2 leaves in it and fully extended it is 102”. I want to add a 3rd leaf and extend the table to 120” for holiday celebrations, big family!! Any suggestions on which extension size to buy and which type..wood or steel? Is there a video on how to install this? Thanks
Sherri on Aug 7, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Steel is my preference. You don’t have to worry about changes in humidity. And with that size table, go as big as you can. I was happy and so is the family I made a table for with the 36” steel slides. I don’t know of any video, but they aren’t hard to install. I took a long STRAIGHT, square piece of plywood and used it as a guide to make sure the slides were parallel to the side.
I have a 68" Thomasville 1975 Mediterranean Trestle Table that needs new slides. There are 2/ 20" leaves which makes the table 108" fully extended. What size slides do we need to purchase?
Susan K on Jul 3, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I have two 15” leaves and 46” table and these just make it for the total 76”. Nice product but you probably need larger
I have a table with a closed dimension of 96" and two 12" leaves. What size slide should I buy?
Tim K on Jun 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Purchase a slide that has an opening greater than 24". Steel will last longer than wood, but wood slides are less expensive. Be sure that you install the slides exactly perpendicular to the edge of the top.
I am making a 40” by 70” oak table (longest 70”) and wish only 16” leaf to reduce to 54”.
I like to over build” so would the strongest one that would fit be the steel 38” one 29694?
Thanks so much!
Jim T
Jim T on Dec 3, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would get the steel slides if I had the job to do again. I know they cost more but I think you would be much happier.
Where are the figures or diagrams referenced in the technical data and sheets that accompany the metal slides? They reference figures 5, 8, 9 etc, but only one diagram is included (and poor quality at that). I'm pretty sure I know which side is mounted adjacent to the table, but I want to be sure. The only figure included doesn't show enough detail.
Kevin B on Apr 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I had problems with these slides and had to return them. They jambed. I am pretty sure that the side with the raised edge is the side that mates with the underside of the table.
Can I sister these next to existing wooden extension slides such that I don't have to remove the existing slides, I can leave them in place?
David P on Dec 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I suppose you could do that, it's doesn't make sense to me. Flip the table over take the old one off and replace the new slides. I was happy to get rid of the wooden slides.
Can (should ) I stain the slides to match the the table? And Finnish with lacquer?
Wayson H on Sep 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Obvioiusly you can't stain the metal ones. It you want to stain the wooden ones, I don't see a problem, as long as you keep the stain out of the places the pieces slide against each other. This would be the same for any lacquer. Get either one in the groves, and you're going to have real problems operating your table. Personally, I wouldn't stain of lacquer them at all, who looks at the bottom of tables? Brad
Replacing rails on a table with closed length of 60". Are 38" rails sufficient for strength when three 12" leafs are installed?
John M on May 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I used exactly that setup and it works fine.
will the 36 inch ok to take two 18 inch leafs ?
andre m on Jan 15, 2016
BEST ANSWER: One thing that I learned was that the length of the slides should be approximately 3/4 of the length of the table when closed without the leaves. This is to provide adequate support for the table when the leaves are installed. the description of item 29496 states that it will open 38 inches thus allowing two18 in leaves to be inserted. However, I would install the longest slides that you can put in the table thus providing the most support. I am sure that you can picture that the farther the slides are open the less the male sliding dovetails are in their corresponding sockets thus less support when the leaves are installed. If your table has a center support leg that is in place with or without the leaves then that obviously changes things. I hope this helps.
how long are te slides overall when completely extended?
KEN B on Jan 12, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am sorry that I cannot help you, because the table that I used the slides on is 60-plus miles away in the dining room of a different home. .But, if I remember correctly, the slides were slightly over 72" when they were fully extended. The opening will be about 38" for the leaves and the ends will extend about 18" for attaching to the table ends. I hope this helps!
Which is lighter, the wood or steel version?
natan z on Nov 1, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Bought the wood version , now we can seat 8+people at the dining room table . Slides were a breeze to install, made an additional leaf for the table. Would recommend the wooden slide, was a good buy.
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