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Dining room extension table11/8
I am designing a large dining room extension table (72" x 72") plus one 24" leaf for a client. This will be a four leg table with a fifth leg in the center for support. I've not built a extension this large and have a couple of question.
2. Slide location; Because of the tables width I thought of attaching them to the apron instead of the attaching to the top.
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I don't think you'll need a 5th leg in the center, but I would use 2 pairs of extension slides. Hopefully your top is at least 1.25" thick.
That is a lot of work to only seat 2 more people.
I would not use the equalizer glides but the other type Osborne sells. Cant recall the name of them. A fifth leg is probably not needed bc you are not opening this table to far. Having two pairs of glides just adds for more potential for them to bind up. That will be a heavy table to open. If you are worried about the size of osbornes glides, make your own custom size.
Make sure that the client undertstands:
• Two people will be required to open the table.
• The leaf is going to be heavy - two people will be needed to insert it.
• They should be very careful if there's a chandelier over the table.
• They will need a place to store it. It might not fit into a standard closet if there is a shelf over the coat rail.
I will have to respectfully disagree with CBWW. Two pairs of slides properly installed on a table that wide will work more smoothly, with less possibility of racking during opening and closing. I've done several tables that wide that are still working perfectly 10 years later.