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by Lockwatcher
posted 06-24-2012 02:10 AM

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#1 posted 06-24-2012 02:14 AM

If it were in a restaurant, I would say it was for women to hang their handbags on – and I would be thankful for them as I always hate putting my bag on the floor.

It looks a bit like a card table, so if they were wider, I might’ve guessed they were to hold drinks while playing, but they are too small for that, by far.

In general, it must be to hang something or lean something against – maybe for crutches in a hospital?

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#2 posted 06-24-2012 02:53 AM

I was mystified until I read Kay’s comment about crutches. Those make perfect sense for standing crutches or canes so they aren’t in anybody’s way. SWMBO uses a cane and it’s always a hassle in a public place.

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#3 posted 06-24-2012 02:54 AM

They are uncommon, but some circular tables are designed
to be expanded into larger circular tables. I have not seen
this particular style before but that the pull-outs are to
support leaves is my supposition.

Considering the hospital situation though perhaps the
crutches theory is correct.

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#4 posted 06-24-2012 02:57 AM

@Loren -
I’ve seen those tables and they don’t have the pull outs. They’re also VERY expensive so I doubt if there are any in hospital waiting rooms. – lol

-- Adversity doesn't build reveals it.

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#5 posted 06-24-2012 03:10 AM

I’m thinking they are meant for extensions but being used for canes and crutches. If they were meant for canes and crutches, they would probably be rounded and have a lip on the end.

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#6 posted 06-24-2012 03:43 AM

I’ll pass on taking a guess about the pegs, but it kind of made me laugh to realize that only a woodworker would be analyzing furniture construction while sitting in a hospital waiting room. I love that.


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#7 posted 06-24-2012 04:31 AM

The cost of the classic IIRC french table is indeed one
reason I would expect simpler, if less elegant ways to
solve the same problem to have found their way to the

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#8 posted 06-24-2012 06:04 AM

I’m pretty sure this is the type of table you were looking at.

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#9 posted 06-24-2012 02:00 PM

I knew if I posted it here – someone would have an answer – and based on the actual tables I saw _ “Edziu” has come up with the answer – follow that link to YOUTUBE for a perfect visual on the tables I saw (they dont appear to be using the extensions) – interesting note, on the bars on the table that I saw, there are numbers on each of the pegs – my guess is that the numbers tell someone where to place each of the add-on panels for proper look and fit.

Thanks everyone, that was fun!

Lockwatcher / Ken C.

-- Lockwatcher, Ohio,

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#10 posted 06-24-2012 02:10 PM

All great questions deserve great answers!
It’s the Lumberjocks mission.

-- Einstein: "The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, and the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." I'm Poopiekat!!

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#11 posted 06-24-2012 02:52 PM

This was fun – and even better I learned something new. Thank you Edzui for that video – I have never seen a table like this before.

-- Kay - Just a girl who loves wood.

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#12 posted 06-24-2012 05:06 PM

Am I the only one whose heart was set aflutter by the finish on the table in the link the Edziu posted?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#13 posted 06-24-2012 05:11 PM

Maybe to hold some hospital pump or something…

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#14 posted 06-24-2012 05:16 PM

Yep, that is one great looking finish, the woodwork is not too bad either.

-- honing my craft one mistake at a time.

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Lee Barker

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#15 posted 06-25-2012 12:11 AM

Quick! Call the Keno Twins!

Perhaps there were only seven made by an eccentric cabinetmaker in Philadelphia in the late 18th century!



-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#16 posted 06-25-2012 01:27 AM

I guess that kind of blows my theory of a steering wheel for a boat in case the hospital sinks….....
That was one wopping good looking table and a neat idea.

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#17 posted 06-25-2012 03:40 AM

Hey guys, I do what I can.

I really only knew because My Dad and I built a piece for a client, and she was pleased as punch to show us her “expanding” dining room table. My dad was so enamored with it that we are building one for my parents new place.

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#18 posted 06-25-2012 03:45 AM

my first guess was what that video showed – a place for added leaves, (though the purse/cane support idea is a practical one.) – quite the feat of design and execution.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- --

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#19 posted 06-25-2012 05:06 AM

Now I feel inspired to make a table like this. I’ll just move into a house with a square room first.

-- --Tyrone - BC, Canada "Nothing is ever perfect, we just run out of time."

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#20 posted 06-25-2012 05:57 AM

I learned something new again. Never even knew there was such a table. Kudos for Edziu for finding the answer.

-- Tom D

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