It’s like getting two tables in one. This stylish design doesn’t take up much floorspace, but it slides open to provide seating for six.
Whether it’s a place for dining or entertaining, you can’t beat the convenience of an expanding table. Normally, though, to expand a table, you’d have to pull it apart and drop in a leaf. Then you need to find a place to store the leaves where they don’t get damaged when you’re not using them. This table solves the problem by using two “nested” tabletops. The upper top pulls out, then the lower slides up and locks into position level with the first. The good news is the sliding tabletops don’t require any unusual hardware or difficult construction techniques. They’re built with mortise and tenon joinery and slide-in hardwood guide rails you can make at the router table.
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- 10 pages of step-by-step instructions
- Over 78 full-color photos, illustrations and exploded views
- Cutting diagram and material list
- Tips and Trick sfrom our shop
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This chair will be at home in a variety of settings. And since it relies on simple construction techniques, it’s easy to build.
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.