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Medici

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11-26-2017 02:41 PM

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So I built a table for a customer, and once they got the table they were wishing it was a little wider. It is a curly maple glued up top. I’m wondering if there’s some sort of “leaf” style extension I could put together in order for the customer to have something to attach width-wise when they want more room. I don’t mind drilling something into the bottom of the table. There is 2in. of the top hanging over the square, shaker style frame. Any suggestions?


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#1 posted 11-26-2017 03:00 PM

Cut it down the middle and make a center leaf,
Use typical table extension guides.

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#2 posted 11-26-2017 03:14 PM

A photo might help ,Jbay’s idea sounds good depending on the table design and how much wider they want ir.

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#3 posted 11-26-2017 11:11 PM

How much extra width do you want? You could make a “fold-under” extension with something like sewing-machine hinges and a pull-out support mounted behind the apron, and pulling through a notch.

Or a “drop-in” leaf that rests on pull-out supports and is held in place with table leaf latches.

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#4 posted 11-27-2017 04:10 AM

Look at “company boards for table”. This may be the simplest way to add size to a completed table.

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#5 posted 12-07-2017 03:17 PM



How much extra width do you want? You could make a “fold-under” extension with something like sewing-machine hinges and a pull-out support mounted behind the apron, and pulling through a notch.

Or a “drop-in” leaf that rests on pull-out supports and is held in place with table leaf latches.

- jerryminer

Sorry it took so long to reply, I’ve been on vacation. Thanks for the suggestion!

The fist pic with the long extensions – who makes those?

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#6 posted 12-07-2017 06:54 PM

Those are from Rockler

you can also get them from CSH and Woodworker Supply

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#7 posted 12-07-2017 08:06 PM

You need to post a picture of the table so everyone isn’t just guessing.

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