L & JG Stickley No. 552 Gateleg Table Plans — 6 Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.