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They're called table slides or extension slides. They generally come in 2 versions - one for pedestal type tables (sometimes called equalizer slides) and one for traditionally legged tables. As far as the design goes, you're pretty much limited to your imagination and woodworking ability. Just build it like you would any other extending table, but with the ...


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Sure it's heavy, but it's also stiff, unless it's in terrible condition. You say 4' x 18" - if a typical bowling alley lane (even a "used up" one) it's also 2-1/2" - 4" thick - isn't it? Solid maple, nailed and/or glued up from 3/4" x 4" strips on edge, typically; then sanded down for resurfacing until it's too thin or the business goes out of business. In ...


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I was eating a Wendy's burger on our wooden dining table. When I picked up the wrapper, Wendy's face was staring up at me from the tabletop! I immediately Googled and found this article. I tried a gentle surface cleaner with no luck. I read the approaches listed in this article, but was bummed as I have no mayo, no ashes, etc. My wife is an Essential ...


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According to the tabletop glass load calculator found here, and to my slight surprise, this table top can hold about 400 pounds. I certainly wouldn't jump up and down on it, and any scratches might compromise it to some extent. I told the calculator the glass is tempered, 1/2" thick, 18" x 54" with supports spaced 4 feet apart. Make sure you know the glass ...


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If you use only four support points, your glass top is actually sitting on a square about 2.12 feet on each side. So your overhang for a 4 foot circle is about 11 on each side. Tempered glass is very strong (note that annealed or hardened glass is also strong, but much less so than tempered). This calculator suggests that a 1/2" tempered glass shelf 11" x ...


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I agree that replacing with tempered glass is your best option. But if you want cheap, there are other options. I don't know about regular super glue or Krazy glue. It would probably work fine. Loctite makes a super glue specifically for glass. I used to work for an art glass/leaded glass company 20 years ago and we used a glue that was cured by UV ...


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Adding a second thin sheet of glass probably won't do a lot to reinforce the first, thicker sheet. First, the weight carrying ability of a sheet of glass increases at somewhere between the square and the cube of the thickness, so a 1/2" sheet can carry between 4 and 8 times as much weight as a 1/4" sheet. Plus, the thinner sheet is more flexible, so at any ...


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A simple 2x2 cut and then mounted to wall so the table half will rest on it. Then from the underside of the 2x2 attach the table with screws that will pass through the 2x2 but short enough they will not go completely through the table top.


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I got a huge stain on my hardwood floors from a plastic shopping bag. I sprayed Green Works all purpose cleaner on the stain then read this post. I was about to make the mayo and baking soda mixture so I decided to wipe up the all purpose cleaner and the stain came right off. The cleaner sat on the stain for 3-4 minutes. My wood looks perfectly fine and ...


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I had exactly the same problem on a varnished wood table and yesterday came up with my own solution, washing up liquid mixed to a paste with washing powder applied with a sponge in a circular motion, it removed an 8 inch stain in15 minutes without any damage at all to the finish on the gloss varnish


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There are almost no finishes that are totally colorless (although poly does have a slight yellow tinge, more than some other finishes). Also, most wood changes color over time with exposure to light and oxygen (typically getting darker). Frankly 2 coats of polyurethane is only the bare minimum. Particularly if this is a kitchen or dining room table that ...


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I had a table top on a white oak stump. It lasted for 12 years before the insects made it a little unstable. Did not spray it with anything and perhaps I should have. We had lots of use of the natural table.


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Just used GooGone to remove stains caused by a plastic shopping bag. If you use a little elbow grease and a cloth like a facecloth should take it right off and no damage to the table top in my case.



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