The Equalizing slide for standard tables is a hybrid design. By combining the camber of the standard slide (to prevent sag in the center of the table), with the smooth rack and pinion mechanism, this table slide supports an extra large standard table with a center support. This slide is ideal for 5-legged tables. The equalizing element allows for the center of the slide to remain stationary which is ideal for adding an additional leg to further support the center of the table design
The early solution to seating large crowds was to push multiple tables together, like box cars on a train, to accommodate large groups of people. Flip top tables were also used to increase and decrease a table's seating capacity. Isn't it wonderful that we now have a better solution!? Table extension slides were designed out of this seating dilema. Today, table extension slides are offered in a variety of materials and sizes to accommodate any number of guests!
Osborne Wood Products offers two specific types of table extension slides. First, the standard table slide is made of hardwood maple, and is designed for maximum efficiency. We prefer these solid wood table slides, as they supply ample support for your extension design. Developed with a camber, standard table slides compensate for natural sag at the center of the table, allowing you to have a flat dining surface. Standard slides range in length from 20" to 48" in length, with sizes to accommodate 26 inches to 120 inches of opening.
Our equalizer table slides are designed specifically for pedestal tables, or where the table base is fixed. The camber of these slides is specifically designed to combat the sagging on the ends of your pedestal table surface. Lengths of our equalizer slides start at 26 inches and go to 48. Equalizing slides accommodate tables with openings from 25 1/2 inches all the way to 79 inches.
Are you unsure of the right table slide for your next design? Check out our Table Slide Information Page to learn more about choosing the perfect slide! You can also contact our friendly customer service representatives at 1.800.849.8876 with questions or concerns.