Fallingleaf Gateleg Table with Turned Legs and Rails

Fig. 35 is the general view of a table with a flap supported by gate legs. All the legs and lower rails are turned. Mahogany, oak, walnut, pitchpine, and yellow pine are suitable woods. The sizes of the various pieces may be varied to suit requirements. Having cut the necessary pieces to the several lengths, plane them up to the proper sizes. If desired, the legs and rails may be turned before being and a piece forked over the back; see a legs, the upper rail being a little on the (Fig. 37). The upper rails at the sides slope, as shown at Fig. 38. This is to allow and one end have a shoulder on the out- of the upper rail l)eing connected to the

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Fig. 37.—Joints in Framework of Fàlling-leaf Table.

Fig. 88 - Plan of Framework of Falling-leaf Table.

side only with a haunch as at b (Fig. 37). The lower rail for the drawers is stub-mortised and tenoned together (see c), and the upper rail is dovetailed into the upper main rail by means of back flaps, as shown at e (Fig. 3(1). After the joints have been made and fitted, they should be glued together. Then the top of the

Fig. 89.—Side Elevation of FalUng-leaf Table.

leg as shown at d. The turned rails to the movmble legs are tenoned; they have square ■boulders, and are at right angles to the legs and rail should Ik? planed off level with each other, and the movable legs and rails secured in position. A good

Fig. 40. End Elevation of Falling-leaf Table. Fig. 42.-Small Table with Round Top.

Fig. 41.— Joint between Table Top and Flap.

method of connecting the rail and movable legs to the main rail is by inserting a flat-headed bolt secured on the under side with a nut; but a stout screw answers. The drawer, fitted at one end, may be the same width as the distances between the legs, or it may be narrowed, as shown, by inserting a block at each side. In the latter case the runners F (Figs. 3G and 38) should be fixed into the lower front rail, and another rail g at the back. If the drawer occupies the whole width, the runner can be fixed to the broad side rails. The drawer is of the ordinary dovetail construction. Next prepare the top. If hardwood is used, the best plan will be to join the pieces by dowelling and gluing them together. If pine or similar soft wood is used, the joint should be ploughed, cross-tongued, and glued together. Figs. 35, 39, and 40 show the edges of the top moulded, and the joint between the top and the flap would have a much better appearance if the inside edge of the flap were hollowed, so that when the flap is down the moulded edge would be in the form of a rule joint, as shown at Fig. 41.

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