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post #1 of 3 Old 02-05-2013, 08:56 AM Thread Starter
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A question about joining boards for a table top

I am new to the forum, first time poster as well. I am interested in having a table top fabricated and will be looking for a qualified person to do so, but I want to talk intelligently about my needs and am wondering if what I want is reasonable to ask of someone.

I have an old (maybe 50 year old) solid mahogany gate leg table. I bought this table so I could take it apart and build two new tables- one that has been completed is now an island in my kitchen- looks spectacular with a granite top. Now, on to table 2 and my problem. I want to take the two leaves from the gate leg table and join them so they can be sanded and refinished in a new table top for my breakfast room. The leaves are 24x48 each so ideally I would get a round table top cut out that would up to 48 inch round. I assume I could just bolt the leaves together and create the top, but what I want is a smooth top that gives the appearance of a solid top, not two pieces side-by-side.

Can this be done or am I being unreasonable to ask for it?
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post #2 of 3 Old 02-05-2013, 09:09 AM
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After proper machining of the joint, glue and clamp is all that is needed.

OH, wait a minute ............Yep!.............That's what he said!

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^ yep. Just clean up the edges and get everything nice and square, then glue and clamps and a little time. Viola, one piece instead of two.
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