Selecting Table Slides
Standard wood table slide
4 leg tables
Dividing leg tables
Dividing base tables
View: Wood Table Slides
Standard wood table slides are developed with a camber (curved arc) to compensate sagging of the center of the table.
Retractable Wood Table Slides
Gear table slides
Pedestal base tables
Double Pedestal non-dividing base tables
Gear table slides are developed with a camber (curved arc) to compensate the sagging of the ends of the table.
What type of table do you have:
Dividing leg (standard table with 4 legs - separates in the center of table top for leaves)
Dividing base ( table base splits)
Single Pedestal base (table top moves independently of base)
No dividing Double Pedstal base tables (table top moves independently of base)
View: Gear Table Slides
Table Leaves: The standard size for table leaves is 12" width however some tables may differ.
How large is your leaf opening?
This measurement is normally 2" longer than the number of table leaves your table accepts.
For example: a table with a 26" opening will take 2 standard 12" table leaves.
The extra 2" provides maneuverability when putting in or taking leaves out.
Use table slides which have larger than need openings. Greater overlap of table slide sections provides more support when the table is extended.
A drop down center leg can be added to tables with large leaf openings adding more support.