This drop-leaf table is based on an early English piece, but Chris Gochnour has given his design a distinctly American Arts and Crafts look. When the leaves are raised, the top is round. When they are lowered, the table has a space-saving, triangular top. The top pivots on a short bolt at the center of the table. To lower the leaves, just rotate the top until the leaves are parallel to the aprons. Once parallel, the leaves clear the legs and are free to drop down. To raise the leaves, lift them horizontal, and then rotate the top until the leaves are over the legs.

Get the finish recipe for the table in a companion article.

See the completed piece in the gallery.

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Woodworking Plans

From Fine Woodworking #200