|Project by Alongiron||posted 02-15-2014 08:13 PM||8013 views||2 times favorited||10 comments|
Webster states that a Handkerchief table is, “A folding triangular table that becomes square when the drop leaf supported by a swinging leg is raised.”
I built this one from QSWO and finished with danish oil and 2 coats of clear shellac. I added 2 coats of poly to the top for a good waterproof surface. It was not the easiest table I have ever made. Making angled mortise and tenons proved to be difficult as did the wood hinge that allows the forth leg to swing out. It stands about 28” tall and the table top measures right at 24” square. The legs are 1-1/2” square at the top and taper down to 7/8” at the bottom on the inside edges. The table includes a 1/2” rule joint at its hinge point as well.
I was asked by a good friend of mine to make a couple items for a silent auction that he is having. You see, my friend is the president of the Minnesota Epilepsy foundation of Minnesota. They are raising money to support the cause. Here is a link to that site:
He is not only the President but he and his son also have this disease as do I. I have been seizure free now for 15 years. This Auction will be in April 2014
This “Handkerchief” table along with a magazine rack; which I will post later, are my gifts to his efforts. I have sent him some pictures and I guess the fight is already on…I hope it raises a lot of money!!
Thanks for looking
-- Measure twice and cut once.....Steve Lien