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Sliding-Top Table

The sliding-top table described on page 14 of Woodsmith No. 171 is a great project when you need a large table only occasionally. And the hardware and other supplies to build it are easy to find.

The UHMW plastic for the slides (UHMWS-0500-F) came from Small Parts Inc. (As an alternative, Rockler stocks a similar item. Item 34030 is 3/4" thick and 4" x 24". To get the required parts from it, rip 1/2" strips and then crosscut them to final length.) The 50mm connector screws (1420-CWB) and the 70mm connector screws (1426-CWB) were ordered from McFeely's.

The veneer for the tabletop came from Veneer Supplies. The Titebond Cold Press Veneer Glue (145718) I used is available from Woodcraft.

Classic Designs had the maple turning blanks (#S1636.SM) I used to make the table legs. And you can get the rest of the hardware and the glass for the tabletop locally.

Finish information: There are several stain options, depending on the wood used for the table: Maple - Bartley's "Honey" Gel Stain; Pine - Wood conditioner, then Bartley's "Antique Pine" Gel stain; Oak - Burnt Umber pigment and linseed oil in a 1-1/2 tbl. to 1 pint of oil.

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