- Made for a small kitchen
- Seats four
- Wall mounted and folds down
- Dual support arms are spring loaded; they push into place as the table is lifted
Lumber Selection and Glue-up
- Every project starts with a need and a rough sketch to caputre some ideas.
- Not all ideas survive scrutiny.
- The hinges are unlacquered with a slightly oxidised finish; a little wax stabilizes it.
- Jointing the edges for a tight fit for glue-up done by hand.
Video 1: Testing the fit of the apron when the table folds down.
Video 2: Spring-loaded table supports
- The support arms are held back with small brass ball catches until the table is ready to be lifted.
- Torsion springs push the supports into place. The hinges are offset so oppposing screws don't collide.
- Half-lap joints create a mechanical interlock.
- Brass machine screws allow fine adjustments to level the table top.
The Finished Table
- The color was custom matched to a flooring sample for the customer.
- A process of shellac, dye, oil stain, and polyurethane offered a good match.