|Project by handi||posted 03-31-2006 03:16 PM||2944 views||5 times favorited||14 comments|
Jeffery Greene’s wonderful book on 18th century furniture detailed this wonderful card table design. The original is in the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
What makes it special is the folding mechanism. I always disliked the gate leg design for tables, they never feel fully stable when open.
This unit has the rear legs fixed to a stretcher and the apron side accordion fold for storage.
I started with the over all dimensions given, and worked out the details from there. The table is all mahogany.