Build an Elegant Side Table

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Fir and Cherry Side Table: Introduction

Garrett Hack provides an overview of the techniques involved in building a fir and cherry side table with a unique spinning drawer.

Episode One: Tapered Legs

Learn how to use patterns to minimize waste and speed up production of identical parts when making tapered table legs.

Episode Two: Ebony Leg Cuffs

Learn how to dress up the bottoms of table legs with beautiful ebony cuffs that wrap around all four sides.

Episode Three: Aprons

Learn how to cut aprons to accept splayed table legs

Episode Four: Apron Joinery

Cut and fine-tune the fit of your mortise-and-tenon joinery.

Episode Five: Glue-Up

Prepare your table for glue-up with tips on tabletop buttons. Then assemble the base of your table and trim the legs to their final length.

Episode Six: Laminated Drawer Side

Garrett Hack builds a laminated drawer side of strong yet flexible ash as he continues building his fir and cherry side table.

Episode Seven: Curved Drawer Joinery

Garrett Hack shows you how to join a curved drawer side to a drawer front using halfblind dovetail joinery.

Episode Eight: Drawer Knob and Inlay

Learn how to set your drawer knob into a beautiful inlay of holly and rosewood.

Episode Nine: Final Drawer Assembly

Learn how to cut a groove to accept your drawer bottom, then finish assembly of the drawer with a traditional, underbeveled bottom that slides right into place.

Episode Ten: Tabletop

In this episode, learn how to create a tabletop with a handplaned underbevel, and add cockbeading to the underside of your side table's aprons.

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