Coffee Table in Mahogany
Elegant legs are tapered on the planer and shaped by hand
This mahogany coffee table is modeled after the modern solid-wood Scandinavian furniture of the 1950s. The thin top appears to hover above two muscular arching leg frames. At the bottom, the outside surface of each leg is shaped to create a sharp edge, much like a crease. As this crease extends higher on the leg, it gradually morphs into a smooth radius. The curved legs are shaped on the thickness planer and then sculpted by hand. Joinery is a combination of dovetails and mortises-and-tenons. Breadboard ends are joined to the top with a contrasting wood spline, and all four edges of the top are shaped to a 3/4-in. radius.
From Fine Woodworking #182