Here is a mahogany vanity of modern design that you can build in your own workshop. The design features a criss-cross moulded design on the drawer fronts and sides as shown in the drawing.
Two features a little out of the ordinary are shown in the construction of this drop leaf table. The first of these has to do with the manner in which the corners are turned from the square sections of the pedestal; the second the use of a segment pattern in shaping the top.
Early New Englanders adopted the drop leaf table in an effort to make their furniture less cumbersome. The wing supports gradually took on a faint resemblance to the graceful wings of a butterfly, and from this basic form of construction came scores of modifications in small tables. The one shown here is simplicity itself, yet attractive and at home in almost any setting.
This table can be finished bright or painted and makes a nice utility table for terrace, porch or other outdoor spot. The legs will cut without waste if laid out as shown.
The balls supporting the plate glass top of this table, which is a feature of this design, can be turned from wood or purchased in glass, metal or plastic to suit.
A folding leaf table with a gentle cross bracing curved support.
Thanks to Paul Sherley there is now a nice downloadable and printable PDF file of these table plans with many additional hints and pictures to clarify questions. This PDF is fairly complete, but there are a few changes on the web pages here worth considering. Although at 706K this is a fairly long file to download, it is well worth your trouble to download and read. Thanks Paul!
This heart stand is a great beginner project, minimum tools are required.