Double Action Card Table
The safest way to avoid a possible warp is to make the carcass out of the same wood as the veneer, most commonly mahogany: the cost of the timber for the whole table is doubled as a result. Such expensive quality is rare but I recognised it fairly quickly when I attempted to lift an apparently mundane card table in a dingy provincial saleroom – the weight was extraordinary. At first I attributed it to the fact that it was a double card/tea table, with two flaps on a double-jointed hinge; then I spotted that the carcass wood was mahogany.
This is a classic Sheraton demi-lune design, with a fifth leg swivelling
to support the flaps, the first revealing a tea table, the second a
card table. Needless to say it is as flat as a pancake, as you may judge
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