Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

Allows me to easily modify if necessary James S on Mar 21, 2017 Wood seems to be sturdy as compared to plastic especially since table extensions are a little hard to handle. Dennis S on Mar 7, 2017 To replace broken pins in my dining table. Monica H on Mar 4, 2017 Table leaf alignment Clark D on Feb 26, 2017 Matching an original Ethan Allen part LEAH W on Feb 3, 2017 Seemed to be what I need. Jessica K on Jan 13, 2017 Appears to be a good product and other people also like the product , I have plastic pins and I wanted to replace with wood for more strength . Nelson D on Jan 4, 2017 Fix table Roger M on Jan 2, 2017 To add a leaf to a table Jan S on Dec 22, 2016 required matching existing table. Dale S on Dec 11, 2016 I like the wood since the table will be made from the same material Dennis W on Dec 7, 2016 The table came with plastic pins that have through the 40 years of service have broken off. We thought that we would try the wooden pins that might last a good long while. Diana M on Nov 30, 2016 Repairing table, matching existing. Gordon B C on Nov 26, 2016 I’m building a large model train layout. I want a lift out section to pass through instead of ducking. I chose the brass pins for precision and soldering power leads to. Dennis B on Nov 9, 2016 I am adding a few to a table that I am repairing Daniel F on Nov 1, 2016 Good price and few places have them. Jack W on Oct 29, 2016 We are refinishing an oak table that has several broken pins. Karen C on Oct 23, 2016 Brass pins seemed a good way to avoid it sticking in humid weather John P on Oct 11, 2016 Exactly what I was looking for, great price! Jon G on Oct 1, 2016 Replacing broken pins on dining table. Dallas H on Sep 22, 2016 Two pins on 42 yr old dining table are broken, to replace existing broken ones. Glad I found these!Thanks. Cheryl M on Sep 1, 2016 Replacement for OEM John N on Aug 7, 2016 Replacing dowel in table leaf. Wanted replacement to be just like broken dowel. Greg J on Jul 28, 2016 brass are more durable Keith W on Jul 13, 2016 Two are broken on our dining table Carlos J. P on Jun 2, 2016
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Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

The Plane Edge was contacted by the customer who kept the family antique dining table throughout the years, but sadly the five table extension leaves had been lost. It was imperative to the customer to have the new table leaves match the existing design and stain/finish of the original antique dining table as much as possible.The table leaves were constructed of white oak while positioning holes and dowels were marked and drilled on the edges of each leaf. The Plane Edge made several trips to the customer's location to ensure that the table leaves would fit into place regardless of which table leaf was put into place. Even the molded edges of the table leaves were matched as closely as possible, requiring extensive hand work to complete.At the suggestion of The Plane Edge, a storage case made from white oak was constructed and included in the project at no additional cost to the customer. Finally, several test pieces of white oak that had been stained and a finish applied were presented to the customer for selection. The five table leaves were then stained, followed by an application two coats of a satin polyurethane, and the finish completed by hand buffing with liquid wax. Dimensions: Each table leaf approximately 7/8″ thick x 13″ wide x 42″ long. View Shipping & Maker Policies
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Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

The Plane Edge was contacted by the customer who kept the family antique dining table throughout the years, but sadly the five table extension leaves had been lost. It was imperative to the customer to have the new table leaves match the existing design and stain/finish of the original antique dining table as much as possible.The table leaves were constructed of white oak while positioning holes and dowels were marked and drilled on the edges of each leaf. The Plane Edge made several trips to the customer's location to ensure that the table leaves would fit into place regardless of which table leaf was put into place. Even the molded edges of the table leaves were matched as closely as possible, requiring extensive hand work to complete.At the suggestion of The Plane Edge, a storage case made from white oak was constructed and included in the project at no additional cost to the customer. Finally, several test pieces of white oak that had been stained and a finish applied were presented to the customer for selection. The five table leaves were then stained, followed by an application two coats of a satin polyurethane, and the finish completed by hand buffing with liquid wax.
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Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

Most dining tables have leaves that allow the table to expand from being able to seat four to six people to seating as many as 12. When not in use on the table, these leaves are subject to damage in storage or being misplaced. If you need to replace a table leaf, instead of undertaking the difficult task of custom building a leaf and trying to match the wood, fit and finish, build a quick fill-leaf that will fit within the table and be functional. As long as you cover the table with a tablecloth, no one will be the wiser.
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Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

Flip over the MDF and center the board against the dowel-hole side of the table, with the shims riding on top of the table rails. Check to see that the MDF leaf is the same height as the table top. If the leaf is too high or too low, remove the shims and cut and install two shims of the proper thickness to allow the leaf to match the height of the rest of the table.
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Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

5Flip over the MDF and center the board against the dowel-hole side of the table, with the shims riding on top of the table rails. Check to see that the MDF leaf is the same height as the table top. If the leaf is too high or too low, remove the shims and cut and install two shims of the proper thickness to allow the leaf to match the height of the rest of the table.
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Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

Dining-room table leaves are fixed sections that allow you to modify the width or length of the table. These leaves can be useful for extending a table when you have company, or compacting a table to make more space when it’s not in use. Drop-leaf tables have flaps on either end, while butterfly-leaf tables extend from the middle. Over time, some leaves can become worn and old.
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Dining Room Table Leaf Replacement

Tip Most table leaves are 18 inches in width, but your table might be able to accommodate two leaves. Measuring the distance between the two halves of the table determines how many leaves your table can handle. If your table has an apron, you may with to fabricate a matching apron so anyone reaching underneath the leaf will not notice the leaf is missing the table apron.
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In addition, measure the length of the wood pegs sticking out of the table. Drill into the leaf at least as far as the length of the pegs. Do this on both sides of the leaf. Because the holes aren’t parallel on both sides of the table, make sure to mark the exact location on the leaf where the peg will go.
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Now, open the table and insert the leaf. You will need to align one side of the leaf with the wooden pegs sticking from the table, and then slide the other side into the leaf. Push forcefully from both sides to make sure that the pegs are secure.
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Before getting the proper lumber for your leaf, take the measurements of the leaf you will be replacing. Open the table, and measure the length, width, and thickness of the leaf. Jot these measurements down.
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Luckily, it’s easy to make and replace table leaves, especially butterfly table leaves. If you want to simply replace a leaf, you can begin at the first step below. However, if you’re modifying your current table to accept a leaf, you must first cut the table in half with a circular saw and add wooden pegs to the tabletop before completing this project.
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Plastic Table Leaf Replacement Pins I bought the gold-colored plastic pins, not the wooden type shown here. Had no idea these even existed. Suffered forever with the broken nubs left after 35 years of use. Drilled the old ones out and tapped the Rockler pins in in minutes. Now the leaves in the dining room table align perfectly left-to-right and top-to-bottom. Many thanks, Rockler! Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate May 13, 2016 Gary K Purchased 11 months ago Woodworking Experience: Beginner Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate
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Plastic Table Leaf Replacement Pins I bought the gold-colored plastic pins, not the wooden type shown here. Had no idea these even existed. Suffered forever with the broken nubs left after 35 years of use. Drilled the old ones out and tapped the Rockler pins in in minutes. Now the leaves in the dining room table align perfectly left-to-right and top-to-bottom. Many thanks, Rockler! Was this review helpful? Yes No Flag as Inappropriate