Designing for Dining
Dutch pull-out extends table for guests
Synopsis: Of all the types of extension dining tables, Tage Frid prefers the “Dutch pull-out” dining table because it is both simple and fast to make. The tabletop consists of two pieces of plywood, one mounted right above the other on the base. The lower piece is cut into three sections — two are leaves, and the third is a fixed center piece. He made the table shown in the article in four or five days, including veneering and edging it. He discusses dimension issues in designing a dining table, curved vs. rectangular tables, and includes step-by-step instructions on making one like the one in the photos.
There are several different systems to choose from when making an extension dining table. Some you can purchase ready-made; they are usually quite expensive. Of the ones you can make yourself, I prefer the “Dutch pull-out” dining table. It is both simple and fast…