Drop Leaf Table/ Cart

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Project by eyeman posted 03-11-2009 09:30 PM 1374 views 2 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I like to use “stuff” I “aquire” in my projects. I had casters, piano hinges, laminate, dowel rods and some 2 by pine around the shop and decided I “NEEDED!!!!” a table I could take on the deck. I hid some T-nuts in the plywood of the top so I could use the 2 1/2” round legs with hanger bolts and made a rack in the bottom of the cart for the legs when not in use. I also used T-nuts in the other end of the legs so I could use levelers. I didn’t use drop leaf hardware because I didn’t want the the thing rolling around when it was a table and the top is too heavy, also the legs are strong enough for elbows on the table. I added the 1” dowel rods to act as a wine rack and added the stemware hanging rack under the top. I’m glad I have an HVLP sprayer because it would have been trouble getting into all the surfaces with a brush. The biggest problem with making the cart was dealing with warped plywood, assembling the leaves upside down on a flat surface helped to keep things even.

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#1 posted 03-11-2009 09:38 PM

Nice way to use up those odds and ends!

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 03-12-2009 12:32 AM

Nice job! Looks like you put a lot of thinking into this one. Now when is the deck party?

-- Cuz

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#3 posted 03-12-2009 02:04 AM

Cool ideas. Very nice.

-- Doug, Reed City, Michigan

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#4 posted 03-12-2009 03:06 AM

That is a very nifty looking table, I’m sure it wil be very handy.
Great job.

-- People who say it cannot be done should not interup those who are doing it

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#5 posted 03-12-2009 04:23 AM

Very nice table. Great idea, great job!

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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