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Thread: table leaf mechanism

  1. #1
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    Question table leaf mechanism

    planning to build a dining room table for my daughter.need info on slide mechanism for 3 12 inch leafs.anyone with experience on a good quality slide would appreciate your source and thoughts.thanks jim.

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    slide

    no one at all.wood or steel.thanks

  3. Check at Rockler.com

    I know that their catalog has some mechanisms.

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    Lee Valley??
    Funny, I don't remember being absent minded...

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    Lee Valley

    Never used this but thought it would be interesting to try:

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware...86,43594,46849

    Otherwise you could use something like this:

    http://www.leevalley.com/en/hardware...586,43594&ap=1

    Of course you could always try to build one using sliding dovetail joints. Much cheaper. I am sure you could find the hardware cheaper than Lee Valley if you didn't want to build something.

  6. #6
    hey, that "pop out from under" leaf mechanism looks pretty cool! would save on having to store the leaves, too.
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    Another idea that I liked would be to build slides into the ends of the table and you just pull out the slides on the end to set each leaf onto. Only gives you 2 but I like the fact that you don't have to cut a table in half that you worked so hard to get nice and flat. I got the idea from a plan in a book titled "In the Craftsman Style" from Tauton Press. The chapter/project was title "Wenge Trestle Table". I have some 12/4 wenge that I planned to use for the legs. Just have to finish up another table before I start another.

  8. #8
    Never used them but saw these advertised in this month's Wood magazine:

    http://www.osbornewood.com/table-slides.cfm

    I have an equalizer wood slide on my Amish-made dining table. Those slides are beefy and rock solid.

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