Dining Table | Woodworking Project | Woodsmith Plans

Dining Table

Clean and understated, this full-size oak dining table looks simple at first glance. But what you don’t see are the special pull-out extension leaves hidden underneath the table top.

On most extension tables, the table top is cut in half and each half is attached to some sort of runners. To extend the table, you pull the halves apart and the leaves drop in — on top of the runners. With this table both leaves are attached to the runners. When you want to extend the table, lift up one end of the top and pull out a leaf. When the leaf is fully extended, the top drops down and rests on the runners. Since the leaves fit under the table top when stored, they are slightly narrower than the top. Another interesting feature is the legs. They’re mounted with corner blocks and hanger bolts so they stand at a 45° angle to the aprons. This makes them removable, and they can also be tightened with a wrench if they loosen.

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