Pembroke tables have been around for a long time; small and graceful, they may be simple or elaborate. Jefferson Kolle shows how to make a simple one with tapered legs and a curved top. There are hinged drop leaves with rule joints and short, wood-hinged arms that support the leaves. Detailed project plans offer dimensions for the table, and they can be adjusted to fit your needs. Kolle uses a two-piece jig to taper legs on the tablesaw, explaining in detail how to follow suit. The hinge installation is exacting for several reasons; Kolle details how to install the hinges and how to use trammels to lay out the top.

From Fine Woodworking #138