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Project by Douglas Krueger posted 11-29-2017 01:09 AM 387 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Found the plan for these folding tables and liked it so put a couple of them together. They have turned out to be very useful on a daily basis. Wood is Padu and assembly is dowelled using my trusty DowelMax. Finish is sprayed polyurethane. Hope you enjoy

-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles





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#1 posted 11-29-2017 05:30 AM

Those are totally awesome. I’m going to Pm you for the plans. I definitely need a couple.

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#2 posted 11-29-2017 09:28 AM

These are very nice and everybody needs a set.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#3 posted 11-29-2017 06:05 PM

I’m jealousy of the local wood you have available. Great build on the tables.
That design works well from small stools up to card table size pieces.
If you want to eliminate the exposed screws (dowels in your case) you can put the screws in from the bottom by counter drilling holes in the cross supports; for both the top and spreader supports. Then you can put plugs in the holes to hide the screws…..but I don’t recommend that because I have had the screws loosen over time and needed to retighten them.

-- Les B, Oregon

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#4 posted 11-29-2017 06:26 PM

LesB,

Thanks for the tip!!!!!

Your idea is a good one but since I do not use metal in my projects unless unavoidable (such as hinge pins), it has been my OTJ experience that having ‘through’ dowels gives me maximum gluing surface and thus maximum strength. This is especially relevent when using thinner boards, the table tops are 1.8cm (5/8”).

Douglas


I m jealousy of the local wood you have available. Great build on the tables.
That design works well from small stools up to card table size pieces.
If you want to eliminate the exposed screws (dowels in your case) you can put the screws in from the bottom by counter drilling holes in the cross supports; for both the top and spreader supports. Then you can put plugs in the holes to hide the screws…..but I don t recommend that because I have had the screws loosen over time and needed to retighten them.

- LesB


-- I can so I wood but why are my learning curves always circles

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