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Forum topic by AandCstyle posted 12-27-2012 01:17 PM 1065 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-27-2012 01:17 PM

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I am considering making a drawtop table. Does anyone know how to make the actual draw top work so that when one or both ends are pulled out, they sit flush with the top and can easily be returned to their stored position? TIA

-- Art

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#1 posted 12-27-2012 01:31 PM


My thoughts…If you use slated guides underneath the extension that as you slide the extensions out it would lift the drop top…when the drop top was fully extended, the guides would connect to the end rails with a slot cut into the end of the guide. The guide would extend beyond the drop top to act as a “cantilever” Here is a quick thought…I will have to think about how it hooks on to the end rail…....


-- Measure twice and cut once.....sneak up on it! Steve Lien

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#2 posted 12-27-2012 11:53 PM

There is a fine woodworking article by Tage Frid that explains in great detail how to make the table and pull outs. It’s available at, if you’re a member. It’s called a Dutch pull out.

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#3 posted 12-28-2012 12:13 AM

The Tage Frid book is online here

-- Nicky

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#4 posted 12-28-2012 01:04 AM

Thanks for all the help. I do belong to FWW so I was able to find the article and print it. Amazingly, I had forgotten this article from 35 years ago. :D Now, I just have to decide with my clients (LOML Jr & SIL) if this is something they want and that I feel comfortable that I can successfully make. It looks like it would be fun and I am really leaning toward doing it. It it all works out successfully, I will post pix in a couple months.

-- Art

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#5 posted 12-28-2012 01:19 AM

The A&C projects you posted here are some of my favorites. I say go for it and be sure to take lots of pictures!


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#6 posted 12-28-2012 01:55 AM

Art, do you know which issue it was printed in? That’ll save me from having to dig through my old magazines.

-- The quality of one's woodworking is directly related to the amount of flannel worn.

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#7 posted 12-28-2012 02:07 AM

It was in issue #9, December 1977, page 34. Here is the link.

-- Art

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#8 posted 12-28-2012 02:08 AM

Sorry for the duplicate post. Is there a way to delete a duplicate?

-- Art

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