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    Double leaf table design

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    Would you be concerned with tip over?
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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by Willemjm View Post
    Would you be concerned with tip over?
    Well yes, if one is used to a 4 corner leg table and leans on the table when standing up... tip over will be an issue.
    Well yes, if one leans a 'heavy' elbow on the table when playing cards... tip over will be an issue.

    We have a pedestal dining table, and I have had to cure myself of leaning on the table to get up, and of really leaning on it in any other way. Once cured, it is no longer an issue.

    Anything but 'legs on 4 corners with minimal overhang' is prone to more movement - there is no getting around basic physics.
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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Tipping is a problem with a 17" overhang on either side but a "gate leg" design on either side of the table would fix that. Are the folding leaves joined to the table with rule joints?

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    Re: Double leaf table design

    looks alot like my Harden cherry dining table, its a gate leg, I dont think I would try this without using a gate legs.

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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_goris View Post
    looks alot like my Harden cherry dining table, its a gate leg, I dont think I would try this without using a gate legs.
    Appreciate it if you could post a picture.

    Found this link in Harden's catalog, but unless I am figuring this wrong it looks even more tipsy than mine?

    http://www.hardenfurniture.com/Furni...ing-Table.aspx

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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry W View Post
    Well yes, if one is used to a 4 corner leg table and leans on the table when standing up... tip over will be an issue.
    Well yes, if one leans a 'heavy' elbow on the table when playing cards... tip over will be an issue.

    We have a pedestal dining table, and I have had to cure myself of leaning on the table to get up, and of really leaning on it in any other way. Once cured, it is no longer an issue.

    Anything but 'legs on 4 corners with minimal overhang' is prone to more movement - there is no getting around basic physics.
    I guess the question is, are you satisfied with the table and your self cured?

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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by Willemjm View Post
    Appreciate it if you could post a picture.

    Found this link in Harden's catalog, but unless I am figuring this wrong it looks even more tipsy than mine?

    http://www.hardenfurniture.com/Furni...ing-Table.aspx
    No, mine is an old Harden table , Ill get a picture tomorrow.

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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Here is a picture from underneath I found using google. The legs are on a pivot that you manually swing out and under to support the leaf when it is up. This one has stop blocks for the legs so they don't swing out too far. This would solve your tipping problem.
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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by chris_goris View Post
    No, mine is an old Harden table , Ill get a picture tomorrow.
    Mine measures 42 x 27 when folded down and the extensions are 23 so when its all opened up it measures about 73, but it also extends in the center! . You can add 3, 12" wide leaves to it making about 9 feet long over all. It has 8 legs total, 4 fixed and 4 gate legs.
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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry W View Post
    Well yes, if one is used to a 4 corner leg table and leans on the table when standing up... tip over will be an issue.
    Well yes, if one leans a 'heavy' elbow on the table when playing cards... tip over will be an issue.

    We have a pedestal dining table, and I have had to cure myself of leaning on the table to get up, and of really leaning on it in any other way. Once cured, it is no longer an issue.

    Anything but 'legs on 4 corners with minimal overhang' is prone to more movement - there is no getting around basic physics.
    Step 1. Bolt table to floor.

    Step 2. Move on to next Honey Do item.

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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by tarheelz View Post
    Step 1. Bolt table to floor.

    Step 2. Move on to next Honey Do item.
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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by tarheelz View Post
    Step 1. Bolt table to floor.

    Step 2. Move on to next Honey Do item.
    What if he lives in a hut with a dirt floor?

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    Re: Double leaf table design

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    What if he lives in a hut with a dirt floor?
    Tent stakes!

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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Sure table is great.
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    Re: Double leaf table design

    Quote Originally Posted by Willemjm View Post
    What if he lives in a hut with a dirt floor?
    They make auger anchors for just such occasions (used quite a lot to secure mobile homes and sheds wherever high winds are a concern).

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