Any hardware help appreciated.

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Blog entry by KCConst posted 04-08-2013 09:23 PM 1373 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Has anyone ever seen this type of nesting hardware for a table leaf?
Where might I find it?

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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#1 posted 04-08-2013 11:05 PM

I remember seeing this type of table in an older issue of Fine Woodworking, and I just went to their website to look for it. Turns out that Michael Fortune has been making these types of tables for years and wrote an article for the magazine in issue #220. I’m not sure if you’re asking for the plans for the tables, or just the hardware to complete them, so I’ll give you information on both. You might be able to go to your local library; they usually have old issues of the magazine, or help on how to get it. As for the hardware, type in butterfly table hardware at a search engine and see what comes up. The article had some pictures of tables that had some shopmade hardware that was basically steel rods in holes drilled into some fancy cut pieces of wood, something you could probably make yourself. Hope this helps.

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#2 posted 04-09-2013 12:44 AM

You can also look here to see if it’s what you’re looking for “hardware”:

-- On the eighth day God was back in His woodworking shop! Lenny, East Providence, RI

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#3 posted 04-09-2013 05:18 AM

The picture looks like a typical table leaf with equilizer slides. You pull from one side, and the other side opens equally. If that’s what you need, has some of the largest sizes around.
Here is one I made…

If you plan it right, you can stow the leaves inside the table.

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

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#4 posted 05-24-2013 08:12 PM

I know im a little late but Lee Valley has what your looking for also in there Hardware Catalog

The Extenders,43586&p=40139

The Tube-Hinge,43586,43594&ap=1

Hope this helps.

-- If life was simpler Id probably have even less time to do what I wanted

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#5 posted 05-25-2013 10:36 PM

Thanks Martini

-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden

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