Debora Beijerbacht Posted April 23, 2014 Share Posted April 23, 2014 This table was my excuse to build one of the many constructions that are out there are to extend a dining table. One of these methods is this draw-leaf construction, or pull out, where the leaves are stowed underneath the table top when not in use. I figured that's a really neat feature if you like to 'play' with your miniatures. First I made a modern version of this type, to get to grips with the construction and when that one run smooth I turned to this one; This original was listed on the site of an antique dealer, but with my understanding of the construction and mechanism under the belt I scaled out a plan. Some joint were a bit unclear but I could fall back on period cabinet making books to figure them out. I decided to make it from cherry to represent the the oak wood that this 19th Centure refectory table is made of best. The aprons had some lovely carvings on them, so I added those before assembly. Just like the melon feet; I carved and stained them first. The sliding mechanism was the final job. Here's what it turned out to be; Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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