Woman’s Day magazines would often feature a how-to section that educated readers about how to do a variety of things. Here is an example. This article from the February 1959 edition gave step-by-step instructions showing how or build a Danish coffee table. The table and instructions were supplied by the award winning team of Peter Hjorth and Arne Karlsen who had recently won first prize in Copenhagen’s Cabinetmaker’s Guild competition. Their goal was both form and function.
Woman’s Day’s goal was to provide a project for beginners.
If you love the look of mid-century modern and are handy with a saw, here are the instructions to download.