I was given "qualified carte blanche" as far as design, so in other words I can make what I choose as long as she doesn't hate it. My choice is a tavern table that was featured in Wallace Nutting's Furniture of the Pilgrim Century. You can download this classic reference for free from Google Books here. Page 431 features a neat little maple tavern table with scalloped apron and fine turned legs.
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Despite the knob on the front, there is no drawer. Nutting says the knob is original but I'm seriously debating leaving it off. I find it odd, but I guess it gives a focal point on the front skirt. Any thoughts?
I plan to use some nice old growth pine that I've been able to salvage from old barns and I'm seriously contemplating giving it a milk paint finish. Should be a fairly quick project but a worthwhile one.