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Wooden elongations for a glass table top

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Project by Stephew posted 03-23-2014 01:04 AM 788 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A while ago i made some elongations (is this the right word??) for an already existing table.
The customer had some demands:

The customer naturally wanted them to be as strong as possible, it’s for use, not only for sight.
The elongations had to be easy to remove, only to use when they had visitors and /or a party.
The customer didn’t want them to take to much space when not in use.

That, and the fact that the glass table top and the frame had only 12 mm (about 1/2 inch) between them, made it an challenging task. The overlapping measure from the glass over the frame were not the same on both sides, (about 30cm / 12 inches) so i made them adjustable with a sliding dovetail.
I could not afford to bring pressure on the glass, cause the wooden top and the construction are making a huge lever and would- if not immediatly, then for sure in the long term- break the glass top.

The solution is in the pictures, a wooden hinge and a sturdy frame takes all the pressure on them.
It is very easy to put them in place, and afterwards remove them.

-- Steven Gauwberg, Belgium, www.houtentiek.be





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#1 posted 03-23-2014 01:14 AM

nicely engineered, and looks nice too.

-- Jeff NJ

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#2 posted 03-23-2014 07:27 AM

Thanks!

-- Steven Gauwberg, Belgium, www.houtentiek.be

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 04:26 PM

Great idea, it looks great and elegant. Like the wood and glass combo. Great job!

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Stephew

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#4 posted 04-02-2014 05:17 AM

Thanks! It took me a while to figure it all out, but i’m happy with the result. And so was my customer ;-)

-- Steven Gauwberg, Belgium, www.houtentiek.be

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