Drop Leaf Table #10: Drawings and Dimensions

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Blog entry by Tom posted 01-09-2020 02:52 PM 260 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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If you are interested in building this table, here are links to my drawings. You can adjust the dimensions to suit your needs. I tried to be careful, but please confirm the dimensions are correct for your project.

LEt me know if you have trouble with the links.

Good luck!

-- Tom

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#1 posted 01-10-2020 01:54 PM

No trouble with the links.
I had a question: why did you choose angled haunches (not on the drawing by the way) and not straight ones (like Paul Sellers in his six episodes videos “how to make a table”)?

-- Sylvain, Brussels, Belgium, Europe - The more I learn, the more there is to learn

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#2 posted 01-10-2020 02:18 PM

Sylvain – I was very undecided about the haunch. I have seen some cases where there is no haunch, a full haunch or angled. If I were to do it again, I would skip the haunch and keep the end of the leg closed for better strength. The angled haunch was suggested in a book by Charles Hayward and I decided to give it a try. It worked fine, but I am not all that convinced that it makes any difference in strength and it is an extra step.

-- Tom

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