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Forum topic by Tishman posted 02-01-2017 06:53 PM 575 views 1 time favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2017 06:53 PM

Topic tags/keywords: table dining table table desing breadboard end

Hello LJ!

I’m working on the design for a dining table right now and had some questions about extensions. It’s going to be farmhouse style, with breadboard ends, frame construction. Pretty simple design. I want to have an extra leaf on each end, basically another breadboard end visually, that can be simply attached as needed. Thinking about some sort of slides, I think 2, underneath the table the can pull out and support said extra leaves. They don’t need to be pretty since they will never be seen. Something like 2” square beams would probably be enough, I think, since they would only be supporting 1 foot extra material each. Maybe sliding them through an extra set of support stretchers might be the way? I can have some cleats or brackets under the leaves to get it to match the height of the rest of the top as well as rest on the supports. Thoughts?

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#1 posted 02-01-2017 11:17 PM

This may give you some guidance.

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#2 posted 02-02-2017 03:14 AM


Your post reminded me of a couple of episodes of Rough Cut. These two episodes offer differing approaches for the design and build of expanding kitchen/dining tables. Maybe these can spark some ideas for your design. Both links include the aired episodes in video form.

Expanding Center Leaf Tableā€¦

Expanding Draw Leaf Table

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#3 posted 02-02-2017 03:41 PM

Expanding drawer leaf ^ +1.

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