Parsons-Style Extension Table

Johnny Brooke

This series showcases the building of a Parsons-Style Extension Table, a classic dining table design built with a mixed-media construction. The base will be constructed from readily-available steel tubing.  The top will be made from reclaimed lumber and will feature an extension mechanism. This clean, modern design will look great in almost any decor and the style will remain fresh for years to come.  The table measures 76"L x 36"W x 28 3/4"H, expandable to 112"L.

  • 12 lessons
  • 163 min
  • $60.00

What You’ll Receive:

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction showing every step of the build.
  • All videos and plans are digital and will be available for download upon purchase. 

What You’ll Learn

  • Finding & Working with Reclaimed Lumber
  • Constructing A Table Top with Extension Leaf Panels
  • Welding Basics
  • Metal Finishing
  • Installing C-Channel To Keep Table Tops Flat
  • Adding Ball Bearing Extension Slides
  • Basics of HVLP Finishing

What You’ll Need:

Note: This is not a required list of tools. This is simply what I used during the build. Remember, there are always multiple ways to accomplish a task so if you don’t have one or more of these tools, you can very likely still make this project.

Woodworking Tools:

Metalworking Tools:




Loved the series. Lots of good information presented in an easy to digest way.

Daniel Kirkhart
Guild Member
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About Your Instructor:

Johnny started Crafted Workshop in May of 2016 and he’s built countless projects since then. He loves making things with his hands but, when he’s not in the shop, Johnny also loves craft beer, playing music, and hanging out with his wife. Johnny took Crafted Workshop full time in July of 2016 and hasn’t looked back since!