Drop leaf table holdouts

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Project by DaytonB posted 01-11-2008 03:56 PM 4994 views 11 times favorited 18 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Someone asked me, back when I first posted this table, for pictures of the holdouts but I’m just now getting around to posting them. I was going to post these as a comment on the original Project but I’m not smart enough. So here they are, I tried to mold them in to the bottom of the table as much as possible.

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#1 posted 01-11-2008 04:11 PM

i keep looking at this table i thinks way cool and love the design of the base im in the process of makind a table now

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#2 posted 01-11-2008 05:05 PM

I can’t thank you enough for posting this. I realize that sounds crazy, but (trust me) I am going crazy. Just take a look at all the projects I have piled up in the living room, and you’ll see what I mean. I had already made a resolution to work on my design for a drop leaf dining table … last night, so I watched TV. I swore on waking up and driving into work that I would, without fail, cut out the pieces tonight, come what may … and then found out that there is a new episode of “Numb3rs” on tonight, you know, the show that stars a craftsman house, with some dumb plot or other hung on to it. So, I figured a visit to Lumberjocks would provide the necessary incentive … and the first thing I see is this incredible drop leaf table. Obviously, God wants me to get back to work and stop watching television.

-- Hibernicvs

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#3 posted 01-11-2008 05:58 PM

H- make the table!!!!

how awesome, Dayton.

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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#4 posted 01-11-2008 06:30 PM

That is some fine workmanship. Great job.

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#5 posted 01-11-2008 07:23 PM

OMG. Amazing piece, I’m going to add it to my favs. thanks for sharing.

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#6 posted 01-11-2008 08:18 PM

Fantastic peice! Great flowing design.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#7 posted 01-11-2008 08:30 PM

Spectacular, I love the engineered wood mechanisms you’ve crafted to make the table function. The hinge adds a subtle substantial detail that really increases to the overall uniqueness of your design! The chair, the table and, I guess, specific to this post, the leaf locking! ALL AWESOME! We so very rarely get to see the underside or inner workings of pieces and I must say, there doesn’t appear to be any compromise in quality when you flip yours over!

-- Fritz Oakland, Ca (dedicated to my other hobby)

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#8 posted 01-11-2008 10:36 PM

Very cool, nice work, by far more than I put into my tables.

-- Ron, Twain Harte, Ca. Portable on site Sawmill Service

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#9 posted 01-12-2008 01:14 AM

Beautiful work Dayton.

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

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#10 posted 01-12-2008 12:51 PM

This table still blows my doors off. Really beautiful. Thanks for the further detail.

-- You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation. (Plato)

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#11 posted 01-12-2008 12:57 PM

What a wonderful table!

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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#12 posted 01-12-2008 09:29 PM

Nice piece.

-- Jiri

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#13 posted 01-13-2008 03:49 PM

Stunning – too nice to actually use.

-- Marge, Colorado

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#14 posted 03-20-2008 08:06 PM

Very nice work. Pieces I’m sure Maloof himself would be proud of. Love the sliding mechanism for supporting the drop leaf, was that a Maloof design as well?

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#15 posted 03-20-2008 08:30 PM

Thanks buddy, I get the impression that Sam is flattered that so many of usemulate or mimic his style but he is also a little frustrated by it.

Nope, I’m not sure what his hold-outs look like. I haven’t seen any pictures and I didn’t think to look at them when we were touring his house. I had to sleep on them for several days to come up with something that would work well and fit the design of the table.

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