There’s more to making a beautiful piece of furniture than choosing a good design. As much effort needs to go into choosing the right wood, and using it successfully. This table project is a primer for these skills. All the parts come from a single board. This not only ensures economy, but also guarantees you’ll have a good color match throughout the piece. And by cutting parts from strategic locations in the board, you’ll end up with the pleasing grain patterns in all the right places. Along the way, you’ll get great lessons in resawing and rough-milling stock. Also included: a contemporary transformation of the classic cabriole leg.
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