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Miniature Table Modificaton #1 - Gluing the Apron Between the Legs
A simple dollhouse kitchen table from Country Contrast with a slightly detailed apron.

A simple dolls house miniature kitchen table from Country Contrast with a bead line on the table apron.

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To make a slightly higher quality miniature table, but one which needs very careful joins for success, glue the legs of the table with the apron sections between them, rather than on the outside of the legs.

Assemble the legs and the apron as a rectangle - to make this slightly more sophisticated table, cut the side apron pieces shorter by the width of two leg widths. Cut the end apron pieces shorter by two leg widths as well. Line the edges of the apron up with the outside edges of the legs, gluing the side sections together first, and then gluing the side section together with the short apron sections. For a variation you can glue the apron sections to the middle of the leg rather than the outside edge of the leg.

Add a Decorative Line on the Apron - In this table from Country Comforts, the apron is wider than my simple version and it has been given a small decorative line. You can do this by clamping a guide along the edge of your apron and making a simple saw cut. Do not cut through the wood!, just the wood surface deep enough to make a straight line!

Look for similar variations on commercial and artisan miniature tables and try various assemblies to make more stylish tables from a wider range of materials. Tables can be made from plexiglass, acrylic, metal, and interesting hardwords with a suitable grain pattern for scale miniatures.

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