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Old 01-07-2018, 09:15 PM   #1
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Mod to dining table

The dinning table in our 2007 30RSO extended 48 inches out from the wall on its steel bracket. This made it impossible to walk around the table with the slides in or to even use the back side at lunch times. So after a couple of years of this frustration we decided to fix it. We like the table and chair configuration, but needed to get past it.

I just cut the table top to 30 in and made it into a drop leaf table. The steel support frame was cut and re-welded to fit the length of the fixed portion of the shortened top. To support the drop leaf I added hinged supports like used under the counter extensions. Sanded off all of the old finish and refinished the entire table. We'll give it a road test soon to Quartzsite. Here's a few pics of the project.

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Old 01-08-2018, 12:40 PM   #2
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Very Nice Job Bear!! I see the brackets when folded up will prevent the leaf from swinging into the chairs. What keeps it from swinging away from the chairs? I wish I had a shop like yours.
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Don, I jumped the gun slightly in the first posting and had not quite finished the project. But you caught my omission. I have since added a bungie cord attached to two eye hooks. One on the table bottom and one on the drop leaf that attach when traveling. In theory that will keep the drop leaf from banging around too much while on the road. Leaving next week for Quartzsite, so I'll find out if theory meets reality. Leaving the cord dangling at the table end where it does not get the way of our legs. New pic


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The felt pads are there to take up the air gap created because the top of the two swing out arms has to be lower than the bottom of the pin roll of the hinge to clear that hinge pin. If that makes any sense to anyone. At least with the felt pads the table top is perfectly straight when setup. I don't want my wine glass sitting at some angle, that makes me think I'm already at some angle.
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