|Project by TheDane||posted 04-29-2010 04:09 AM||8795 views||9 times favorited||8 comments|
My wife is a Quilter … which means she needs a large, flat surface at a comfortable height to layout patterns and cut material. The caveat is that her sewing room, like my workshop, is a little tight on space so the cutting table needed to be collapsible to conserve space.
The answer I came up with was a cutting table with drop down leaves and a set of gate-legs.
This table is 35” tall, 36” wide, and 64” long. Each leaf is 24”. amd the top is 16”. It is built with 3/4” pine (the top and leaves are panels glued up using random width boards).
Each of the table leaves has a stiffener on the underside with a rabbet that receives the gate-leg. Each of the gate-legs has a barrel bolt that locks into the stiffener.
I used piano hinges to connect the leaves to the top and the gate-legs to the stiles.
-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"