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    Colonial Drop Leaf Tavern Table



    Who wants to build one?
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    No room in my humble abode for one and items for others lean to a different style but, it looks like fun.
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    dont have a spinny thing and dont have enough sand paper to sand off those rough edges you show in your drawing dave
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    Dave what you got in mind to hold up the leaves?
    cheers

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    Larry, rough makes it rustic.

    Rob, I figured on special anti-gravity packs mounted on the underside. Actually there'd be some hinge out arms mounted to the long aprons or perhaps swing out arms inset in the top edge of the long aprons. Our dining room table which is about 180 years old has leaves which use the latter method for support.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Richards View Post
    Who wants to build one?
    Someday, I will build one. I have always like it.
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    looks very similar to a pair of end tables that my dad has. i'll have to get pics of them when my sister is done refinishing them.
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    I really like it Dave.

    I have one similar that is well over 200 years old and have always wanted to make a copy.
    The legs are turned all the way to the bottom of the leg and the bottom stretchers are not as thick.
    Should be made of either maple, cherry or pine.
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    Hi Bob,

    The original I was working from had those fat stretchers. I thought it was kind of odd but that's the way they were done. I was just playing with the chestnut material I made yesterday. I think a more local wood would be appropriate, though.
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