Colonial flip top table vintage diy woodworking project

flip top colonial end occasional dining diy table kit project
Built of bird’s-eye maple,
this Colonial table is sure to
draw compliments for the
craftsmanship that
took place in your shop.
With space at a premium in most
Colonial homes, the local cabinetmaker
was frequently called upon
to build a piece of furniture that
performed more than one function.
This table is typical of such pieces.
In addition to its basic role, it was
often used—with the top tilted—beside
the hearth; the top reflected
warmth to where it was wanted.
Though many tilt-top tables were
larger (some served for dining), the size
of this one makes it ideally suited for use
as an occasional, or end, table. With top
tilted, it takes little space when stored
against a wall and it’s easy to move
around to serve as a snack table wherever
needed.
Since the top is in full view when vertical,
I made mine of bird’s-eye maple. Its
distinctive figured grain is decorative and
adds an authentic look to the piece. All
other wood members are of white maple.

CLICK HERE to download and print these plans(pdf format)

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