Barista/Dutch Extension Table

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Project by schroeder posted 08-27-2014 12:34 AM 2055 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

One of my oldest friends asked me to build this table (and a set of bar stools) for her and her husband to pass on to their children. A Barista – Dutch Extension Table – The leaves slide under the top from the ends via a shop made “slide”. The dimensions were given by the client (~35 ½”). I designed the table with Sketchup (well, most of it, my skills on Sketchup aren’t good enough to draw the complex curves of the slide mechanism). I used clear vertical grain and used standard wizardry to show a good face on all sides of each leg. The accents are Ebony. The top is ~1 ½” thick and I would guess the thing weighs about 275 pounds. Stained and finished with 6 coats of semi-gloss poly.

This kind of table with moving parts was the most challenging table I’ve built.

Schroeder (....and new shop helper “Karma”)

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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Douglas Bordner

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#1 posted 08-27-2014 12:56 AM

Looking great as usual. Fine looking assistant too.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over two decades.

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#2 posted 08-27-2014 01:45 AM

wow. that is fantastic!

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#3 posted 08-27-2014 02:03 AM

Nice Job! I’ve been wanting to build one of these. Did you have a design to work from or just come up with it on your own?

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#4 posted 08-27-2014 02:31 AM

Great looking table.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 08-27-2014 11:54 AM

Thanks all! – Lboy – used the obligatory “Tage Frid” book and FWW article for reference, but had to design the mechanics from scratch – it was fun, but a definite challenge!

-- The Gnarly Wood Shoppe

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#6 posted 08-27-2014 12:52 PM

Very nice table. Could you post a picture of the leaf support mechanism?

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#7 posted 08-28-2014 07:46 PM

Sweet design, I love it, the puppy is kewl tooooo

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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