Drop-Leaf Cherry Table

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Project by Woodwrecker posted 02-05-2017 08:14 PM 1109 views 0 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Management requested two Drop-Leaf Tables.
One for the Dining room and one for the kitchen nook for homework and everyday meals.
But the stipulation was big when needed, and smaller when not.
The final dimensions ended up almost 7 1/2 feet when opened, about four feet when closed.
Three feet wide and thirty inches high.
The edges got a nice chamfer and everything was sanded as smooth as a baby’s butt.
They came out great.
This is the first time I used a slider mechanism to support the wings.
It is a simple affair made out of hard Maple.
The legs are also laminated hard Maple.

My daughter is going to apply the finish; possibly a light Expresso colored stain to enhance the cherry.
And then I’ll apply some water based poly for protection.
This tables’ twin is in the shop in pieces which will be assembled soon.

I hope you like them and thank you for looking.

have a great day.


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#1 posted 02-05-2017 08:25 PM

Very nice table .
Compact when closed and long when open very versatile.
Management should be happy .


-- Kiefer

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Paul M

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#2 posted 02-05-2017 08:28 PM

Impressive, a two for. Next step a production ship, eh!

-- Paul from New England "No man is a failure who is enjoying life". William Feather

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 02-05-2017 08:43 PM

Multi function and very nice looking Ed!
Hope to see it with the light Espresso colored stain and finish on it.
Management should consider giving you a raise!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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#4 posted 02-05-2017 09:11 PM

Gorgeous build, Eric. Looks like you can seat a bunch of company for supper!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#5 posted 02-06-2017 12:23 AM

Well done Wrecker, that should keep management happy.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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#6 posted 02-06-2017 04:26 AM

Looks like another good build.

-- Tyvekboy -- Marietta, GA ………….. one can never be too organized

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#7 posted 02-06-2017 02:18 PM

nice, do I see a batten under the leaves?

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#8 posted 02-06-2017 02:21 PM

nice build

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#9 posted 02-06-2017 04:00 PM

Great work management should be happy and prevent you from being let go….lol. seriously great job.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 02-06-2017 06:19 PM

What a great style of table to build,compact when closed, spacious when open. Nicely done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#11 posted 02-06-2017 08:53 PM

Nice looking table, came out very nice. I would like to have seen a photo of the leaf supports, curious how they operate.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#12 posted 02-06-2017 08:57 PM

Nice build, ditto to what Oldtool said.

-- Don't anthropomorphize your handplanes. They hate it when you do that. -- OldTools Archive --

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#13 posted 02-06-2017 09:00 PM

Thank you everyone.
I took a few glamor shots after applying some finish, and I will add a few of the slider wing-support structure too.

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#14 posted 02-06-2017 11:21 PM

Updated Glamor Shots after applying the finish.

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Jim Jakosh

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#15 posted 02-09-2017 03:29 AM

Real nice table, Eric!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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