L & JG Stickley No. 552 Gateleg Table Plans
42″ x42″ x 30″ high open, 14″ x42″ closed
A marvelous little table. With the leaves down, it can be used behind a sofa or as an entry table. With the leaves up, it can seat four for breakfast or lunch. great to use on the holidays for extra seating.
Plans include detailed drawings printed on two 24″ X 36″ sheets and a bill of materials.
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I think I have the original of this table. The corners are cut off, I assume to make it easier for the four chairs to fit under it. Also, the rectangular sections inside the two side legs has a section of cane in it. I have one arm chair and three side chairs, with the same shape feet as the two side sections have. The chairs also have matching cane seats. I was wondering if the catalog lists a version of the table with cane, and if it includes chairs like the ones I described.
To anyone considering making this – you really should! It is beautiful, and versitle, and is something you will use forever. I’ve moved it to several houses, and I’ve always found a place for it.
I’m not aware of any original L & JG Stickley pieces that had cane, and as you note this is a great little table. If you want to track down the history of yours, the first thing to do would be to look underneath for a factory mark.
Bruce Johnson’s website,
Arts & Crafts Collector
is a fantastic resource, and a good place to start your investigation.
I will – thanks for your help!
Bob I saw a table in one of my Stickley furniture books. There was a child’s lunch table and a library table. Are you aware of any plans for other Stickley tables other than the ones you have listed here?
Most contemporary plans aren’t always true to original pieces. Nothing wrong with that unless it isn’t clear. There are a couple of period books out there. “Making Mission Furniture” was a series published in Popular Mechanics in the early years of the 20th century. “Making Authentic Craftsman Furniture” is a collection of plans that appeared in Gustav Stickley’s magazine “The Craftsman”. The entire 16 year run of “The Craftsman” is available online, thanks to the University of Wisconsin. Here is a link to “The Craftsman” digital archive. A search on “Home Training in Cabinet Work” leads to most of the how-to articles.
If you study the originals, and learn to make mortise and tenon joints, you can come pretty close.
Bob Thank-you for the digital resources ; There’s a treasure chest of knowledge in those publications which iI will cherish.I believe I have those particular books in my library. Those books have been a catalyst to my passion in pursuing the art of building Arts and Crafts Furniture.