Eugene Landon copied an extremely rare, beautiful example of a Queen Anne handkerchief table. He made a rubbing of the original tabletop when it was off, so all measurements and proportions are the same as the 1740s original. He suggests making a full-size drawing that includes joinery and wooden-hinge details to clarify the project and help you cut pieces to fit the sizes and angles on the drawing. He explains how to avoid a common mistake: don’t undercut the foot when you bandsaw the curve on the legs. The joinery at the back legs is the interesting part, and the joint where the leaf folds, a nesting rabbet-and-bead, is remarkable, too.

From Fine Woodworking #52