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Colonial Drop Leaf End Table Plans

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Date added:2011-09-08
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Colonial Drop Leaf End Table plansFree Colonial Drop Leaf End Table plans - Early New Englanders adopted the drop leaf table in an effort to make their furniture less cumbersome. The wing supports gradually took on a faint resemblance to the graceful wings of a butterfly, and from this basic form of construction came scores of modifications in small tables. The one shown here is simplicity itself, yet attractive and at home in almost any setting. As can be seen in the drawings, the lower part of the table is essentially a cricket stool. Each of the four legs is inclined a distance of about 3 in., the inclination being exactly diagonal from the comers. A simple method of drilling the holes for the leg tenons is shown in the upper photo on this page. A vee-block is necessary. This is clamped to the


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