A Table With Self Storing Pull Out Leaves

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Project by dan mosheim posted 1494 days ago 9101 views 13 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We just finished a trestle table with a pull out, self storing, leaf on each end … Pulled out, they expand the table from 72” to 116”. It’s not rocket science, but I advise you to test it out with a ply or mdf mockup before applying the concept to your table design …. There are more photos and cad drawings with dimensions on my dorset custom furniture blog I have also posted a 20 second video on you tube showing the completed mechanism in action … check it out if you have a minute … dan

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#1 posted 1494 days ago

dan thats sweet my friend beautiful concept and design when i get time i shall look at your web site in more detail

thanks for sharing


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#2 posted 1494 days ago

I really like your design and the table looks great!

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#3 posted 1494 days ago

To me, it’s rocket science. How much weight do you think that leaf can sustain?

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#4 posted 1494 days ago

Great table and design.

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#5 posted 1494 days ago

Another great design Dan.

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#6 posted 1494 days ago

Beautiful table and design. Very impressive looking table. Thanks for posting.

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#7 posted 1494 days ago

thank you all for your comments .. i wouldn’t dance on the leaf when it’s fully extended, but you can certainly put your elbows up and enjy your meal … Put the turkey in the middle of the table … dan

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#8 posted 1494 days ago

Very nice. Looks great.

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#9 posted 1494 days ago

Hey Dan great looking table the self storing aspect makes it even more interesting. super job.

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#10 posted 1490 days ago

Great table design Dan.

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#11 posted 1456 days ago

Great looking table Dan, thanks for sharing. I recently saw one at my local “Stickley” showroom and fell in love with the concept of a self storing leaf that slides out when needed. I’ve got to check out your blog and video, hopefully I can make one sometime. After viewing your blog I see it works slightly different tha the “Stickley” version, but gets the same results. Just to let you know I tried clicking on you link here to the utube vid and all I got was a vid of some birds a a feeder.


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