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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- 9 printable (digital) pages of step-by-step instructions
- More than 50 full-color photos and illustrations
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- Materials list and cutting diagram
- Retail sources for hardware and supplies
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The United States Customary System of Units (USCS or USC), more commonly referred to as the English or Imperial system, is the standard set of units for our plans. It uses inches and feet for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are in the United States, and it is the one we have traditionally offered on this website.
The International System of Units (SI), more commonly referred to as the metric system, is the alternative set of units that we have available for some of our plans. It uses millimeters, centimeters, and meters for measurement. This is the one you probably want if you are outside the United States. These plans are provided by our business partner, Australian Woodsmith, and are based on the original Woodsmith plan. However, dimensions and other elements of the plan may vary between the metric and standard versions. Be sure to double-check the plan before building.