What about something akin to a standard dining table mechanism? The slides can be mounted toward the ends for less obstruction to compartment.
I did a search for these, but all of them seem to be too big for the purpose, typically 700mm minimum.What about something akin to a standard dining table mechanism? The slides can be mounted toward the ends for less obstruction to compartment.
Hmm, I like this idea in concept, but it seems like the glide and board on the inside would hit inside of the apron on the end. I guess I could cut a notch in the apron for the wood to go through, though that feels like it would be complicated to get right. Or maybe I'm not understanding the suggestion?Thinking out loud, perhaps you could mount the standard draw glides on the inside of the apron instead of the top. Mount a board on the other side of the glide that attaches to the bottom of the table top sections. If you use wood instead of plywood, mdf or particle board, you will need to make sure that the attachment allows for side to side wood movement. Another thing to think about is whether the underside of the top will also rest on and slide on the apron so that there isn t a gap and so that people leaning on it doesn t make it sag. I think that I would have it resting on the aprons and you may want some UHMW strips between the top and the apron to make it slide more easily but still be in contact.