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Forum topic by WalkerTexasRanger posted 12-26-2017 05:59 PM 379 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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WalkerTexasRanger

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12-26-2017 05:59 PM

I am building a dining table from walnut and cherry. 7’ x 3.5’. I am going to cut the table in half and insert a pair of leaf extension slides. (Probably two 12” extensions.) A few questions:
1. Which is better: steel or wood?
2. Which is better: if steel, the type which attaches to the side apron rails or to the bottom of the tabletop?
3. Finally, if steel, all I need is 26” and Rockler is out of extensions until late January. Any other quality provider of steel extensions out there?

Thanks, WTR


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pintodeluxe

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#1 posted 12-26-2017 07:11 PM

I used wooden slides with metal gears. I like the equilizer style slides that can be opened with just one person. Pull on one end to elongate the table, and both sides move outward.

Extension table blog… http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56957

I used slides with 50” clearance when open to accommodate two leaves lengthwise.

Buy them here… https://www.tablelegs.com/

Or perhaps here… https://www.osbornewood.com/table-slides.aspx

Good luck with it.

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Rick S...

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#2 posted 12-27-2017 11:08 PM

You might want to try Lee Valley/Veritas. IF this Link works it will take you to the Hardware Section. Table Hardware is second from the end. HERE: http://www.leevalley.com/us/Hardware/Index.aspx

Goodness me! It Worked!

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Hope everything works out for you Walker!

Rick

P.S. This is the link for their “Woodworking Home Page” http://www.leevalley.com/us/Wood/Index.aspx if you want to have a Look Around.

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