|Forum topic by derrick3636||posted 11-22-2015 12:40 AM||460 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-22-2015 12:40 AM
I’ve been searching around LJ and Google Images the past couple days looking at different dining tables. Replacing our current table is something my wife wants me to tackle in the near future. Right now we have a pretty standard center leaf table that has served us well for a number of years, and put up with the abuse that my two boys have done to it. The biggest complaint(other than the color, now that we’ve completely changed the look of our dining room and kitchen)is that “storing the leaf is annoying”. That led me to a search that turned up butterfly leaf tables. They appear to be everything she/we is/are looking for.
I’ve had this article saved for a while now:
Here is the exact style of table we have right now(minus the butterfly leaf feature):
My wife would absolutely love something like this!
I like that the aprons aren’t split, and would like to keep it that way. I’m not opposed to recessed drawer slides. I’m just curious as to how everyone else would tackle this project if it were their own. Having split aprons isn’t out of the question either, but I would look at other options first.
Right now I have a table saw, circular saw, Jigsaw, router(a router table in the near future), sliding miter, drill press, and various corless drills.
My joinery knowledge is lacking. I’m really trying to get away from having my Kreg jig being the go to method, so I’m open for learning new things, and buying new tools as long as I get good use out of them.
Any help would be awesome.