Improving hinge for table leaf
I’m about to repair a table leaf for a friend.
It’s their kitchen table and they lean heavily on the leaf which is fairly wide, about a foot.
It’s made the hinges on the underside loose. I could simply replace those and make new screw holes, but I’m looking to improve the overall situation.
I thought about using a piano hinge, but because piano hinges aren’t very wide, I’m concerned about having the screws so close to the edge of the table and the leaf.
Oh, one more thing, the wood of the table is fairly soft and doesn’t hold screws all that well.
Any ideas to make this table leaf a little more robust?