My total out the door was a reasonable $22 so it was well worth the effort. Yes it took me a couple of hours, but shop time is valuable to me and so is overcoming obstacles during the build and learning.
I did have some issues upon completion and hopefully someone can help me determine if the two substitutions I made on the fly are causing the problem. The problem is that the two plywood "leaves" separate spontaneously, as if the latch can't hold them together.
1. I used all swivel casters as that is all I had - the plan call for two fixed casters. Would the rotation of the swivel caster cause the separation? (eccentricity of the wheel around its axis allowing more up down movement of the short leaf?)
2. My latch placement wasn't off to one side as shown in the picture. I didn't use as much overlap on my leaves, perhaps only 2-3" and I failed to plan where the narrower section of the leaf fell which led to me having to place the catch at the front edge of the long leaf with the latch on the short leaf directly in front of it.
I had company coming so I had to stop. Should I make a trip to the BORG and pick up a set of fixed casters or do you think remaking the short leaf such that there is an area off to one side as shown to mount the latch?
Thanks in advance!