The table assembly is now complete. Since the leaves store in the table, the aprons needed to be hinged. I used short piano (continuous) hinges from hardware source.com. The hinges are 4.5” long, and lock at 90 degrees, similar to jewlery box hinges. I used inset rare earth magnets to lock the hinged aprons in there in-use positions.
Felt lines the frame, which creates a nice little nest for the leaves. The table extends to accept two 12” leaves via 52” equilizer slides. This is nice beause it only requires one person to open / close the table.
There are a total of 10 walnut butterfly inlays on the top, and the apron is dovetailed.
I will post pictures of the finished table in a few days.
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