Build an Arts and Crafts Coffee Table

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Introduction: Arts and Crafts Coffee Table

Get an overview of furniture maker Gregory Paolini's latest Video Workshop project, an Arts and Crafts-style coffee table of beautiful quartersawn white oak.

Episode 1: Laminated Leg Construction

Learn how to build beautiful table legs with figured quartersawn grain on all four faces by using lamination techniques.

Episode 2: Aprons, Stretchers, and Side Slats

Learn how to cut and mill components to consistent size and thickness.

Episode 3: Mortise-and-Tenon Joinery

Learn how to cut perfect mortise-and-tenon joinery with a router and router table.

Episode 4: Shelf and Through-Tenons

Tackle the most visible joint in this project as Paolini demonstrates techniques for blowout-free through-tenons.

Episode 5: Breadboard Ends

Learn how to create beautiful breadboard ends that move with seasonal changes in humidty.

Episode 6: Surface Prep

Learn the right way to use a random-orbit sander to obtain a flawless surface on your furniture. Plus, tips on how to attach the tabletop using traditional button blocks.

Episode 7: Assembly and Finish

Paolini demonstrates glue-up techniques and applies an easy oil-based finish that brings out the oak's beautiful ray fleck.

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