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comment How can I repair a dining room table with folding ends?
Good suggestions. I think you've definitely pre-identified the downsides of the gate-leg. Think I'll avoid that one. The hinged drop leaf supports are exactly the kind of thing I'd like to try. I think that'll be both sturdier when up and easier to drop when the time comes. Thanks again!
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comment How can I repair a dining room table with folding ends?
Not worried about the heirloom quality. There is a bit of sentimental value. The vertical support member is very secure. In the past, I have "glued" and reused the old screw arrangement. It lasted a while. I'm sure I could do a better job with new screws/screw holes. But the swing arms were never really convenient to use even when in their original position. I really just want to design something better, even if it is 100% steel. Also, thanks for the wedge stick advice. They rarely stay in one place with my little ones running around...
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comment How can I repair a dining room table with folding ends?
@Tester101 Thanks for adding my pic!
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comment How can I repair a dining room table with folding ends?
@Tester101. I'm a confident (if not precise) carpenter. I could do what you suggest, but I think the original design is flawed and would like to replace it with something more sturdy.
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