Extendable Triple Pedestal

Submitted by Anonymous (not verified) on Thu, 06/16/2016 - 12:07

I made this extendable triple pedestal table based on Ana's orginal plans.  I had to "engineer" the extension system - which was fun - and it worked out nicely.  I also added a threaded rod through the pedestals (towards the top) to give added support in addition to the pegs through the centerboard.

Thanks for the inspiration and the plans, Ana!

Built from Plan(s)
Estimated Cost
I used select pine for the table top, but construction grade lumber for the base. For the extension slides I also used 2x2 select pine. Therefore the cost for me was higher (than Ana's) - and all totaled about $400. More, if you include stain, poly, hardware, misc. tools, brushes... But you get the idea.
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Finish Used
Dark Walnut Stain (minwax) 1 coat
Helmsman Spar Finish (minwax) 3 coats on table top; 2 coats on base

I used beeswax on the extensions to get them to slide nicely. But don't get beeswax on any wood that you're going to finish...it repels stain and finish.
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Mon, 04/13/2020 - 06:53

So I realize it's been a few years but I'm curious if you can send me plans/talk me through how you made this expandable? I would love to build this table but I can't seem to wrap my head around the expandable part.