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Project by kmitty posted 03-27-2014 06:31 PM 1424 views 15 times favorited 15 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished this extending dining table for a friend. Made of white oak with the insets on the legs done in maple. My ‘client’ had a fair number of competing requirements: no legs at the corners; no deep rail too near the edge; solid wood top but no use of rail and stile with floating panels to cater for expansion as that would need groves/gaps that would trap dirt!





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TechTeacher04

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#1 posted 03-27-2014 07:04 PM

Incredible

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Hitia17340

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#2 posted 03-27-2014 10:55 PM

Wow! Haven’t worked out the mechanism but who cares? Wow, again! Absolutely gorgeous.

-- Isn't it enough to see that a garden is beautiful without having to believe that there are fairies at the bottom of it too? Douglas Adams' take on religion.

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#3 posted 03-27-2014 11:14 PM

Very awesome work. Stunning.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#4 posted 03-27-2014 11:43 PM

Great looking table. You must share some details about that wonderful adjustment mechanism.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#5 posted 03-28-2014 12:09 AM

That looks like a major challenge to build!
But you did it perfectly.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#6 posted 03-28-2014 04:32 AM

Favorited and I’m hoping you post more info on that expansion mechanism. Beautiful table…and your friends requirements mirror the requirements I have for my dining room table…hmmm.

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#7 posted 03-28-2014 09:00 AM

Quite a chalenge and an elegant solution. Congratulations.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#8 posted 03-28-2014 03:08 PM

Wow. Great design and awesome craftsmanship. Will you be building the chairs too? It looks fantastic and no legs in the way with an amazing hardware. What’s the make of the hardware and where did you get it?

-- Narinder, Calgary, Ab. http://www.trimandcraft.ca/

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#9 posted 03-28-2014 03:12 PM

Wow, that is awesome, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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#10 posted 03-28-2014 04:46 PM

fantastic. can you comment how stable the design is from a tipping perspective, given the base is fairly narrow compared with 4 legs at the corners?

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kmitty

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#11 posted 03-28-2014 05:13 PM

To answer a couiple of folk’s questions:

The gears in the centre section allow for the heavy extension piece to be ‘wound’ up to the necessary level and to then support it in use. There are also rack gears in the sides such that pulling on one end of the table causes both end to move to expose the extension section. The gears were sourced from here: http://www.beltingonline.com/gears-racks-366/?zenid=iqan40uaghjt6sftsscmsqmfb4.

I had some initial worries over the stability given the base size but it seems to be fine,

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#12 posted 03-28-2014 06:11 PM

What a unique design. It is a beautiful piece of craftsmanship.

-- 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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hartmanwoodworks

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#13 posted 03-28-2014 06:28 PM

Just plane cool! great job! love the table!

-- Hartman Woodworks llc, https://www.etsy.com/shop/HartmanWoodworks

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#14 posted 03-28-2014 07:15 PM

That is stellar work. Very well done! Expanding tables don’t look easy. Unique design

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

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#15 posted 03-29-2014 04:49 AM

Very Nice and Well done! Thanks for Posting.

Rick

-- How long is a Minute? That depends on which side of the Bathroom Door You're On!

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