Sliding-Top Table

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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What You Get:

  • 10 printable (digital) 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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