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xx   TABLE

Drop-leaf harvest table (76" long, 43" wide with 10" leaves up, and 31" tall) can seat eight. It features tapered legs and a 24" deep drawer in one end.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #30 Jan-Feb 1993 pg. 42
Added Info AMERICAN WOODWORKER #31 Mar-Apr 1993 pg. 4

Contemporary drop leaf table with a circular top. Est. cost: $46.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1979 (v.57#7) pg. 92, 172

"Circles and square" fold-down table, with a semi-circular top 40" wide by 20" deep, fastens to a wall. Wall support is accented with brightly colored circles and a square motif. Est. cost: $67.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1989 (v.67#7) pg. 47, 52

Drop-dead gorgeous. Fine lines and elegant details featured in this cherry-veneered drop-leaf table.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Feb 2000 (v.23#4) pg. 32

Semi-circular drop leaf table is permanently attached to a wall. Built from pine boards. Est. cost: $70.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1981 (v.5#1) pg. 26

Classic drop leaf hardwood kitchen table. Table top measures 29"x36" (closed) and 57"x36" (open).
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Jan 1983 (v.6#4) pg. 14
Added Info CANADIAN WORKSHOP May 1983 (v.6#8) pg. 6

Large rectangular dining table (38"x60") also has a 38"x8" drop leaf at each end of the table. Four large turned legs support the table.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Aug 1988 (v.11#11) pg. 35

Drop leaf supports. Part 1. Support a table drop leaf with a pivoting bar that swings out from under the fixed tabletop. Two designs shown.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Sep 1988 (v.11#12) pg. 12

Drop leaf supports. Part 2. (1) Slide-out support. (2) Lower brace pivot support.
CANADIAN WORKSHOP Oct 1988 (v.12#1) pg. 12

Supports for drop-leaf tables.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Oct 1991 (v.22#5) pg. 50

Drop-leaf table rule joints and hinges.
EARLY AMERICAN LIFE Dec 1991 (v.22#6) pg. 48

Drop leaf end table of Early American style with swing-out legs and small storage drawer.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #91 Apr 1966 (v.16#2) pg. 54

Shaker-style drop-leaf dining table, circa 1825. Two leaves open up to form a surface 41"x36". Linen drawer is in one end of the table. Constructed of cherry.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #100 Oct 1967 (v.17#5) pg. 44

Shaker drop-leaf table. Basic table is 27" deep by 14" wide by 32" high with two 6" deep leaves. Base is stained red with a natural top.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #125 Mar 1971 (v.21#3) pg. 52

Shaker drop-leaf table can be made from either a kit or instructions in this article. Table is 72" long and 29" high. Center section of top is 19" wide and each leaf is 10" wide.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #139 Oct 1972 (v.22#8) pg. 50

Drop-leaf end table has tapered legs, a drawer and flip-up side leaves that make an oval top (26"x37").
FAMILY HANDYMAN #324 Jan 1992 (v.42#1) pg. 64

Drop-leaf and gate-leg tables. Graceful proportions make all the difference. Tips on design and construction of such tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 62

Making the rule joint using hand tools. A rule joint is the joint between the tabletop and the leaves in a drop-leaf table. The joint conceals the hinge knuckle in both the open and closed position. Also shown is a slider mechanism to support the drop leaves when open.
FINE WOODWORKING #18 Sep-Oct 1979 pg. 66

Triangular drop-leaf table with rotating top. When the leaves are raised the top becomes circular. This three legged table is 21" diameter and 22" tall.
FINE WOODWORKING #25 Nov-Dec 1980 pg. 61

Eliminate unsightly projections on oval-shaped drop-leaf tables by beveling the edge of the table top.
FINE WOODWORKING #34 May-Jun 1982 pg. 18

Routing a rule joint, the traditional method for shaping the mating edges of a tabletop and a drop leaf. Precise placement of the hinges and methods for supporting the leaf in the raised position are also covered.
FINE WOODWORKING #80 Jan-Feb 1990 pg. 48
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 12, 30

A Shaker-style single-drop-leaf end table features two drawers and four turned legs that are attached with drilled-and-chiseled mortises. Overall dimensions: TOP: 18"x23". LEAF: 10"x23". HEIGHT: 29".
FINE WOODWORKING #90 Sep-Oct 1991 pg. 90

Drop-leaf Queen Anne breakfast table (26" diameter) features cabriole legs. Two of the legs are repositioned (gate-leg style) to support the two leaves when opened.
FINE WOODWORKING #104 Jan-Feb 1994 pg. 90

Supporting drop leaves on tables. Six ways to keep them solid and level.
FINE WOODWORKING #111 Mar-Apr 1995 pg. 75

Mahogany Pembroke table features two drop leafs, wood-hinged leaf supports, rule joints, and square tapered legs.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 58

The proper angle for splayed legs on a drop-leaf table is explained.
FINE WOODWORKING #138 Sep-Oct 1999 pg. 100

Hepplewhite drop-leaf end table is 18" deep, 23" high, 12" wide, with a leaf width of 6".
HOME CRAFTSMAN May-Jun 1965 (v.34#2) pg. 32

How to make an antique. Drop-leaf table, built entirely of oak, is designed to be "antiqued" prior to finishing. This process is covered in detail and includes distressing with nails, chains, butane torch, etc. to give it that "old" look.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #568 Sep 1975 (v.71) pg. 38

A drop-leaf table with only one leaf that drops. With leaf up, table top measures 32"x51" and seats 6. With leaf down, the table surface is 16"x51". Trestle style legs are hinged in the middle and open up to support the movable leaf.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #616 Sep 1979 (v.75) pg. 70

Butterfly trestle table. Two drop leaves open up to form an oval table approximately 26" in diameter.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1967 (v.127#2) pg. 172

Duncan Phyfe drop-leaf table reproduction. Winner of the grand prize in Stanley Tool's annual woodworking contest for high school students.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1982 (v.157#3) pg. 140

Build this Colonial-style mahogany drop-leaf end table that doubles as a serving table.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1982 (v.157#6) pg. 132

Drop-leaf harvest table seats 8 comfortably, yet stores away neatly when not in use. Top measures 84"x43" open and 84"x22" closed.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1982 (v.158#3) pg. 104

Handsome dining table seats four. Lower the drop leaf and you have a desk. Top measures 36"x56" as table and 18"x56" as desk. Built from sugar pine.
POPULAR MECHANICS Nov 1982 (v.158#5) pg. 112

Classic two-drawer, drop-leaf tables serves as a night stand or living room piece. The design is a copy of an 1850's museum piece.
POPULAR MECHANICS May 1985 (v.162#5) pg. 61

Elegant mahogany game table features a two-leaf fold-over top (offset top) that rotates a quarter turn when open so that both leaves are supported evenly on the fixed rectangular base. Overall dimensions: 30"x30"x29" tall. Top folds to 30"x15".
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1994 (v.171#2) pg. 47

Drop-leaf dining table features simple construction.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1965 (v.186#4) pg. 154

How to reproduce a Pembroke table, an elegant American version of an 18th century classic. Blueprint supplied. Features two drop leaves and a single drawer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jan 1968 (v.192#1) pg. 168

A dining table has a basic top size of 76"x38". Drop leaves on the ends (short side) of the table increase its length to 103". The center of the table has an 11" wide piece of decorative marble running the full length. Dimensions may be varied to suit.
POPULAR SCIENCE Feb 1972 (v.200#2) pg. 114

Versatile dining table has two drop leaves, a short 14" one and a longer 30" one. Can be used by two people with the short leaf raised and by 4 people with both leaves up to form a 48" square table. With both leaves down, the table is only 4" wide for real space saving. A PS/APA Plywood Project Contest winner.
POPULAR SCIENCE Aug 1979 (v.215#2) pg. 86

Hinged joints. Part 1. Hand tooling the rule joint (table joint) leaves room for error when practicing this demanding joint. Layout, cutting the joint, fairing the profiles, and installing the hinge.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #80 Sep 1994 (v.14#2) pg. 20

Hinged joints. Part 2. More on the rule joint. Supporting rule joints, fixing hinges, and a simpler alternative (the beaded hinge joint).
POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 18

Making the knuckle joint. This all-wood hinge-type joint is used to attach a pivoting wooden bracket to a drop-leaf table.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #81 Nov 1994 (v.14#3) pg. 20

End table features oak "Mission" styling and two drop-leaves. Top measures 24"x24" when open. Table stands 24" tall.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #38 Mar 1994 (v.7#2) pg. 14

How to rout the rule joint between a tabletop and a drop-leaf.
WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 76

Shaker inspired drop-leaf table requires quite a bit of woodworking skill. Legs are tapered. Top opens up to about 35" square. Built of cherry wood.
WOODSMITH #11 Sep 1980 pg. 8

How to mount the special hinges used in a drop-leaf table.
WOODSMITH #11 Sep 1980 pg. 10

How to cut a drop-leaf joint (rule joint) as used in a drop-leaf table.
WOODSMITH #11 Sep 1980 pg. 10

Pembroke table. Advanced woodworking project will require patience. Features an oval top, two drop leaves, and a storage drawer. Dimensions: (Closed top) 27" wide, 19" deep and 24" tall. (Open top measures 37"x27")
WOODSMITH #14 Mar 1981 pg. 4

Drop-leaf hinges. Tips on installing and aligning mortised hinges for a drop leaf table equipped with a rule joint.
WOODSMITH #14 Mar 1981 pg. 8

Drop-leaf end table uses a wooden knuckle hinge to support the two 7"-wide leaves. Features four tapered legs and a drawer in the front (narrow side) apron. Top measures 29"x22" open and 15"x22" closed.
WOODWORK #34 Aug 1995 pg. 48

Measured drawing for a mahogany Pembroke table, from the second half of the 18th century. With leaves folded, the table measures 31" long, 21" wide and 28" tall.
WOODWORKER #1018 Sep 1978 (v.82) pg. 405

A table called "Williams". A drop-leaf rectangular table and two half-round tables can be combined in a variety of ways, including all together to form a very large dining table.
WOODWORKER Apr 1993 (v.97#4) pg. 34

Rule joints for drop leaf tables. Part 1. How to cut one and install the hinges.
WOODWORKER Sep 1994 (v.98#9) pg. 69

Rule joints for drop leaf tables. Part 2. Repairs to rule joints.
WOODWORKER Oct 1994 (v.98#10) pg. 74

Miniature dining tables (serving tables) for occasional use. Drop-leaf designs feature both rectangular and oval tops. The rectangular top (25"x10") features two legs and trestle support. The oval top (24"x18") features four legs connected with four stretchers. Reprinted from the March 1942 issue.
WOODWORKER Dec 1995 (v.99#12) pg. 100

Butterfly wing (rudder) table design dates from 1679. Oval-top table (measuring 26"x21") features two drop leaves supported by a leaf shaped like a butterfly wing (or ships rudder). Four decorative lathe-turned legs. The design has been scaled down for use as an end table.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1977 (v.1#2) pg. 4

Early American harvest table. With drop leaves down, the top measures 72"x33". When open, the top measures 72"x45". Two styles of legs are shown (lathe turned and square tapered).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1979 (v.3#6) pg. 6

18th century rudder table. Circular table with two drop-leaves is 34" diameter when open. Leaves are supported by two large pivoting "wings" which are shaped like upside-down boat rudders.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 20

18th century tavern table features 2 drop-leaves and nicely detailed leg and stretcher turnings. Closed top measures 10"x26". Open top measures 26"x26".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1981 (v.5#5) pg. 34

Shaker style harvest table features two folding leaves (9"x60"). The top opens up to 43"x60".
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1985 (v.9#2) pg. 50

Making the rule joint, a traditional fine-furniture feature. Makes for an attractive detail along the edge where the hinged leaves and fixed table surface meet.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1985 (v.9#4) pg. 22

Shaker drop-leaf table features two drawers in the apron of each end. Based on a design found in the Hancock (Mass.) Shaker Village collection. Overall dimensions: 26" tall, 15"x35" (closed), 30"x35" (open).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1986 (v.10#1) pg. 50

Shaker single drop-leaf table from the Hancock (Mass.) Shaker Village collection. Top measures 30"x14" closed, 30"x27" open. Table stands 26" tall. One long storage drawer, accessible from the narrow side, occupies the space inside the aprons.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1986 (v.10#5) pg. 56

Harvest table. Drop-leaf dining table features a drawer in one end and square tapered legs. The top measures 60"x20" (closed) and 60"x40" when both leaves are opened.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1990 (v.14#4) pg. 49

Shaker drop-leaf table works as a serving side table or sewing table. Features tapered square legs and a large storage drawer. The single drop-leaf is along the back edge of the table. Overall dimensions: 17"x36" (closed), 25"x36" (open).
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jul-Aug 1991 (v.15#4) pg. 33

Classic oval double drop-leaf dining table in cherry. The ovel top measures 67"x44" when open and 67"x25" when closed. Each drop-leaf is supported by two pivoting arms in the aprons.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1992 (v.16#1) pg. 44

Shaker drop leaf table. Features splayed legs, an unusual feature in Shaker tables.

Drop-leaf table in the style of Sheraton (1751-1806). Copied from an original in the Brooklyn, N.Y., museum. Features reeds and flutes on legs, along with drawers in the ends of the table.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1964 (v.20#1) pg. 34

Harvest table with two drop leaves. Constructed of maple. Top size open 68"x45"; closed 68"x20".
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1968 (v.24#3) pg. 48

Circular butterfly table is 24" high. Center top is 35" long by 12" wide. Each drop leaf is 11" wide.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1972 (v.28#3) pg. 48

Triangular pivot-top table has three turned legs joined together by stretchers. Top is circular when the three drop leaves are raised.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1972 (v.28#5) pg. 40

Reproduction of an antique drop leaf table. Top and leaves are made of edge-glued tongue-and-groove boards. Top measures 22" wide by 30" long. Each leaf adds an additonal 9" in width. Legs are turned and end aprons have a scrolled bottom. Table stands 25" tall.
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1977 (v.33#2) pg. 4

Four tables in one. A main table (18"x27"x20" tall) accommodates three small drop-leaf tables underneath. The tops of the small tables are 15" diameter.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1978 (v.34#5) pg. 6

Expandable dining table seats from two to twelve people. Basically, it is two drop-leaf tables (or gate-leg tables). The top is made from either plywood or solid wood.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1980 (v.36#6) pg. 111

Dropleaf table. With leaves down, it has a triangular shape (17" on a side). With the leaves up, it becomes a "three leaf clover" shape.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1983 (v.39#1) pg. 110
Correction WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1983 (v.39#4) pg. 11, 12

Shaker-style dining set. Part 1. Drop-leaf table features a single drawer in one end, two drop leaves, and round/tapered legs. The top measures 58"x18" (closed) and 58"x36" (open).
WORKBENCH Mar-Apr 1990 (v.46#2) pg. 55

Queen Anne drop-leaf table features cabriole legs, a long drawer in one end apron, and wood-hinged leaf supports. Overall dimensions: 27"x34" (open) and 27"x17" (closed).
WORKBENCH Feb-Mar 1992 (v.48#1) pg. 32
Correction WORKBENCH Apr-May 1992 (v.48#2) pg. 5