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jdh122

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12-01-2013 07:01 PM

I’m looking for advice or plans for making a dining table with company boards. I can’t quite get my head around how they work (slides that disappear into the apron and under the table, and the extensions/table leaves have short battens too, it seems). I looked through finewoodworking magazine index and also popularwoodworking and couldn’t come up with anything.
Thanks for any advice.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests


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AandCstyle

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#1 posted 12-02-2013 12:26 AM

Jeremy, is this what you are seeking? If so, it was in FWW #7 IIRC by Tage Frid. If it is what you want to do, I will be happy to try to answer any questions you may have. HTH

-- Art

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#2 posted 12-03-2013 06:10 PM

That sure looks interesting – quite a it more complicated than what I had in mind (simply extensions that get added onto the ends of the table). But intriguing. When I get a minute I’ll take a look at the article you mention and I may get back to you with questions.
THanks.

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#3 posted 12-03-2013 06:40 PM

I used equalizer extension slides. You pull one side, and both sides open equally. I used folding aprons on the leaves, so they would fit inside the table for storage.

Here is the project page with more information.
http://lumberjocks.com/projects/56957

Good luck.

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 12-12-2013 02:12 PM

Thanks pintodeluxe. This looks interesting too, but also a bit more complicated than I had in mind. Beautiful table, though…

-- Jeremy, in the Acadian forests

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#5 posted 12-12-2013 03:50 PM

I have built numerous of them , I use a simple tongue set up on the company boards, and a notch in the end aprons, works well. I don’t have any plans per say but would imagine I could walk you throught it. Here is just a few of the tables I have made and unfortunately a company board one is not in there.. but they are not difficult . http://www.cn-woodworking.com/dining-furniture/tables/

The biggest issue is you cant get much past 16” on the company board unless you add a center leg .Built one that was 12’ as the primary tabl;e and 2 , 4 ft company boards with a slide on center leg. It looked like a bowling alley .. but was fun to do.

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#6 posted 12-12-2013 04:38 PM

The extensions on this old table are mounted on sliding boards about 1.5” deep
and tapered as I hope you can see. The aprons are notched and guide
blocks attached to the underside of the center of the table keep them
running straight. They are stopped by a protruding dowel which bangs
up against the back of the apron. There is a gap about 1/4” wide if you
pull them out all the way, so you pull them out and the upper part
falls down with a bang, then you push the extensions in.

-- http://lawoodworking.com

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