Builder's Studio: Breadboard Slide Table

In this episode of the Builder's Studio, Tim shows you how to build this Farmhouse Style Breadboard Extension Table using Osborne's Breadboard Table Slides (Part #9065)!

Once installed, these breadboard slides can accommodate a leaf insert on each breadboard end for more seating capacity at your table. There are several installation methods available, but we chose to cut a notch in our table base to allow the slides to pass through. This ensures the slides function smoothly and adds to the beautiful farmhouse look.

Overall Dimensions: 80” x 39 ½ “ x 30” (fully extended)

What we used:

Osborne Table Slides (Part #9065)Custom Table Base KitEnglish Country Dining Table Legs (part #1014)
• Custom Table Top• Breadboard • Leaves

Other items needed:

Table Top Alignment Pins (Part #950)V Stabilizer Bars (Part #987)V Stabilizer Router Bit (Part #989)
Table Top Alignment Locks (Part #962)Table Leaf Levelers (Part #951)• Drill
• Measuring Tape• Router• Drawing Utensil
• Jigsaw• Hammer• Sander (optional)
• Stain (optional)• Paint (optional)


  1. Start by assembling your table base kit. For more in-depth instructions, refer here. Mark your top where it would be attached to the base so you can identify the sides and lay out the v-stabilizer bars inside of the base.

  2. Once you have built your table base and identified the location on the table top, grab the v-stabilizer bars and mark lines keeping in mind the location of the tabletop and get ready to route them.

  3. For more information on the v-stabilizer and routing process, refer here. Follow your router along the marked lines from the v-stabilizer bars to route the groove where the bars will be installed on both sides of the table top.

  4. Once routing is complete, insert your v-stabilizer bars into the routes and drill screws into the pocket holes to secure it.

  5. Once your bars are in place, lay your table base kit back on top of your table top, both facing downwards.

  6. Grab your table slides. There is a blue and red marking on each one. The blue identifies the right side, and the red is the left. On both sides of the table, put a right and a left slide next to each other and mirroring one another. They should alternate in the way that they travel.

  7. Now that everything is laid out, take notice of where you want your table slides to come through on both sides of the skirt. Measure and mark these places where you will cut your skirt, then notch them out with a jigsaw.

  8. Once your notches are complete on your skirt, install your skirt and table top together by drilling screws in the pocket holes.

  9. Next, place your table slides in the desired locations. Run your slide end through the notches and leave about a 1/16” between the table base and the slide. Make sure you have as much width as possible between both pairs of parallel slides. Once all four slides are in their positions, screw your nails into the pocket holes to secure the slides to the table base and top.

  10. Now that the slides are secured, the next step is going to be inserting the alignment pins. If you need further instruction for this installment, refer here.

  11. Grab a hammer and insert the pins into the side of the table top and the sides of the breadboard where holes have already been created.

  12. Next, finalize the placement of your leaf. Push the breadboard end against your table top and align the table slide with the end of the breadboard. After that, use the pocket holes and drill screws to connect the slide and breadboard on both sides.

  13. Next, set up locks that can be used to lock the positioning of the breadboard to the table top when desired. Drill your locks using pocket holes and screws. This is also a good time to insert leaf levelers.

  14. Finally, sand and paint your table as desired. You have completed your build!

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