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I had this idea for a table, what I'd like to build is essentially a table where the "inner table" can be pushed down a track and locked so that any work being done on it can be saved, and where the leaves can then be folded back in to form a second table surface. Then when the second table surface is no longer being used (ie: we're done eating), then the leaves can be folded out again and the "inner table" can be pulled back up to the top so that work can continue.
I have a vague notion that there must be some kind of sliding track mechanism that I can stick on the inside of the table legs to support the "inner table", so that it lowers at a reasonably level rate and doesn't require 2 people to lock into the lower position smoothly, and that said track mechanism may exist with 2 positions (ie: top and bottom). Unfortunately, I have no idea of what that piece of hardware might be called if it exists, and Google is turning up everything except for what I have in mind.
Any gurus out there who can confirm that it's do-able, does exist, and what I'm looking for?