Gateleg table are popular in small areas because they are compact. A gate leg is a table that has blades attached to the end of the table; the gate legs folded out and cease to extend the length of the table. Gate leg table are usually smaller tables used for having coffee or playing cards. This gate leg table had two blades, one on each end. Can be set up tables to have one of four leaves, depending on the style builder likes.
Ideas for DIY gateleg table. Measure 29-inch boards and mark 14 inches from one end of each board. Using the protractor marks a 2-degree cone from the mark to the end of the boards. Cut the taper out of the boards with a taper jig. Place the 20-inch boards on a flat surface and make a square with boards. Tap the boards on their side, so you have a 3-1 / 2-inch High Square. Place the L bracket on the corners and screw fittings into the boards. Place the 20-inch boards on a flat surface and make a square with boards. Tap the boards on their side, so you have a 3-1 / 2-inch High Square.
Place one of the 29-inch boards in every corner of taper of the board at the bottom. These are the legs. Screw these legs in place. Line frame and legs at the bottom of the 24-inch board. To do this, lay the board upside down and place the frame and legs in the middle of the board. Attach the 24 inch board to the frame with the L bracket about the frame. Place two L brackets on each side, even pace. Attach two drop-leaf hinges on one end of each 12-inch board. Place the hinges a 1/2-inch from the edge. Lay the 12-inch boards on the ends of the table as if the table was fully extended and attach the hinges to the bottom of the table. Measure 10 inches from the corner of the frame at each end, wherein a blade is attached, and mark this location with a pencil. Screwed the two remaining 29-inch boards on the ends of the 8-inch boards to create gate legs. Stain or paint the gateleg table and let it dry