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Asian-Inspired Hall Table Video Workshop Now on DVD

comments (4) June 29th, 2012 in blogs

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Now you can own your very own copy of the Asian-Inspired Hall Table Video Workshop on DVD. With over 100 minutes of video instruction from furniture maker Timothy Rousseau, you'll learn how to build an elegant hall table with a distinctly Eastern flair. This video workshop will teach you how to conquer joinery with curved parts in a series of simple steps and insider secrets that make the porcess easy. To watch a free preview of the video workshop, click over to the video series page.

Asian-Inspired Hall Table $19.95

Chapters on this DVD


Furniture maker Timothy Rousseau offers an overview of what's involved in building his Asian-Inspired Hall Table.

Tapered Legs

Begin the leg shaping process by creating a pattern and using it to construct a router table sled for consistent tapers on all four legs.

Legs, Aprons, and Under Rails

Learn how to cut perfect mortises with a plunge router. Then, finish the legs' final tapers with an ingenious thickness planer sled. Finally, get to work cutting the table's aprons and under rails.

Apron and Under-Rail Joinery

With the aprons and under rails cut to size, Rousseau turns his attention to completing the hall table's principal joinery, cutting tight-fitting stopped and through-tenons.

Shaping the Aprons and Under-Rails

With the hall table's principal joinery cut and fit, Rousseau demonstrates techniques for adding graceful curves to the aprons and under rails.

Lower Rails

Learn how to attach the hall table's shelf with a housed through-mortise-and tenon joint.

Shelf and Base Glue-Up

Learn how to precisely fit the hall table's shelf to its housed through-mortise. Then, tackle final fairing of all the table components with traditional hand tools before glue-up.


Learn Timothy Rousseau's techniques for beautiful grain matches. Plus, complete the tabletop by adding graceful curves and a subtle underbevel.

Apply the Finish

Rousseau shares his tips for a simple, beautiful oil varnish finish that brings out the tight grain in quartersawn walnut.


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Comments (4)

Core2 Core2 writes: I found the plans for this in the store. Click on the "Shop The Store" link top right area.
Posted: 12:59 pm on January 22nd

jtpryan jtpryan writes: Where can one get the plans for this table? Can't find them anywhere.

Posted: 5:37 pm on November 6th

vmullins vmullins writes: I purchased the plans for this table, and I have a question. The print cut list shows the leg size to be 1-1/4 x 2-3/16 x 30-1/2. If you measure the finished leg in the Sketch Up drawing it measures 1-1/4 x 1-5/8 x 30-1/2. Watching the video where Tim uses the jig to cut the curves on the leg, the leg looks closer to the 1-1/4 x 1-5/8 size. Am I missing something here? Is the cut list right or wrong?


Posted: 10:48 am on August 22nd

Ras Ras writes: I have watched the entire series on the table and love the design and execution Tim exhibited. I do have a question,
Was there any provision for seasonal movement of the top? It appeared in the video the top was secured with the screws but there was no mention if the countersunk holes in the rails were over sized for the possible wood movement.
Posted: 1:09 pm on July 6th

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