Free Plan: Tilt-top Table
Mario Rodriguez takes period furniture and makes it as easy to build as can be by mixing modern-day machines and jigs (where they work best) with hand tools (where they just shouldn’t be substituted). This Federal tilt-top tea table is a great intermediate-level project.
One of the clever Rodriguez machine tips is the plywood jig he uses to rout the column. It supports the column and guides the router while cutting the three dovetail slots for the legs.
Another crafty jig holds the shaped legs so you can rout dovetails on them.
After shaping all three legs by hand, another time-saving pair of jigs allows you to taper the legs on a planer.
CLICK HERE to download the free PDF article and woodworking plan for Mario Rodriguez’s tilt-top table.