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    Expanding Table in Walnut

    Here's a Walnut expanding table that I made for a friend. She wanted a small round table that would go in her dining area (small dining area) but wanted it to be able to expand. I built this round table with two 12" leaves. The table closed is 41" in diameter.

    The apron matches when the table is closed. I discussed this with her and she felt that she'd use the table closed more than open, and would probably have a table cloth on it when it was open. I discussed the possiblity of not putting apron parts on the leaves but I find that people hit their legs on the corner of the apron if the leaves don't have apron parts (to make the apron continuous).

    I designed the legs "after" a picture she gave me of a table leg she liked. That leg was too "much" so I talked her into a simpler look with that long tapered section.

    I'd appreciate your comments and suggestions.

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    Mike, those are some nice looking legs.

    The legs and aprons are also Walnut, right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mohammad Madha View Post
    Mike, those are some nice looking legs.

    The legs and aprons are also Walnut, right?
    Thanks for your comments. Yes, it's all walnut.

    I used a water based poly on the table top for durability and a solvent based wipe on poly on the legs and apron. There's a slight color difference in the finishes - but the wood's all the same.

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    nice job mike!
    what kind of extention hardware?
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    Thatís a beautiful table. I like the finish, as itís my favorite wood to use.
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    That's a very nice job. Did you use wood or metal rails for the expansion function? Great finish too.
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    Great looking table Mike!

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    I used commercial table glides (extension hardware). They're wood and I think I bought them from Lee Valley. The reason I don't remember is that I bought them long ago for another table but needed longer extension and had to buy another set - so I used them in this table.

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    Mike, you do nice work, I'm sure any of us would be proud to have such a nice table grace our dining rooms

    I'm sure your friend is "Tickled Pink" as my Mum says

    Kind of a shame to cover it up with a tablecloth!

    Thanks for showing it to us.

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    Nice work on that table, how many hours do you think you put in it?
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