Clever store-leaves-in-table design. Where can you get this harware?

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11-07-2019 02:57 AM

Topic tags/keywords: table table mechanism table hardware

I really like the design of this table, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. The leaves are kept in a storage compartment below the top. To access the leaves, you pull out one side of the table, and the other side moves outwards by the same amount. Once fully opened up, you remove the leaves, place on table and push the sides back together. Where can I find this hardware?

The Table

Storage compartment under the top

The hardware makes use of a system that uses fine cables, so that an outward pull on the end creates an outward pull on the other end. And a rail system like file-drawer glides so that the two tops glide outward easily.

In this last picture we can see the end of two leaves that are store in the compartment. The table holds two leaves, each about 16” wide.

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#2 posted 11-07-2019 02:41 PM

Planecurious, thanks! The side-mount-table-slides (the 3rd link) is exactly what I was looking for. It’s a clever system, and now I’ll need to figure out the geometry of it it all to determine how many of leaves of what size can be fit into such a table.

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#4 posted 11-08-2019 06:45 PM

This used to be done in wood with sliding dovetails:

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

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