Recently I have been working on a Cherry dining room table with seven leaves and two drop leaves. To view my first entry on this table follow this link:
One problem that the customer wanted addressed was that when the leaves were in place, the table had a tendency to open up. The answer to this was to install clips or table yokes. The table yoke is used to hold individual leaves together by connecting them. Below is a photo of the table yoke:The two receiving ends are screwed to the underside of the leaf and the yoke is inserted into both ends, connecting the leaf. below is a photo of a yoke installed and connecting two leaves. The seam between the leaves is seen running down the center. Here is a view of the yoke in place on the underside of the leaf. the yoke has a crescent shape to act as a handle for removing. This photo shows the table surface edge on. Here are two photos of the seven leaves waxed and ready for delivery.
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