Tabletops

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  • Build a Louisiana Creole TableBuild a Louisiana Creole Table

    by Greg Arceneaux

    This table, a close reproduction of an original built around 1800, is a wonderful example of Louisiana Creole style. The legs are cabriole and the bottom edge of ...

  • Dining Table with Two-Way DrawersDining Table with Two-Way Drawers

    by Stephen Hammer

    Double-fronted drawers, accessible from either side, make this dining table a storage powerhouse. Upper and lower drawer stretchers with drawer dividers solidly ...

  • End Grain UpEnd Grain Up

    by Mark Koons

    Mark Koons takes butcher's block construction out of the kitchen and into the realm of fine furniture, opening up new design horizons in the process. But before ...

  • A Butterfly Expansion TableA Butterfly Expansion Table

    by Paul Schürch

    Self-storing leaf hides under top

  • Build a Torsion Box Assembly TableVideo: Build a Torsion Box Assembly Table

    with Marc Spagnuolo

    Build a torsion box for a flat and rigid workshop tabletop

  • The Right Edge for Your TabletopThe Right Edge for Your Tabletop

    by Garrett Hack

    Garrett Hack spends a lot of time designing edges that add to the look of his tabletops. Not only must the edge of a table be tough enough to endure the bumps and ...

  • Arts and Crafts Side TableArts and Crafts Side Table

    by Kelly J. Dunton

    Inspired by the designs of Gustav Stickley, this small table is made from quartersawn white oak, fumed to an authentic Arts and Crafts finish. Pegged through-tenons ...

  • Keeping Tabletops FlatKeeping Tabletops Flat

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Any well-made solid table will have a flat top when new. But how do you keep that top from warping with seasonal changes in humidity? Contributing editor Christian ...

  • Making a Dining Table ExpandMaking a Dining Table Expand

    by Jeff Miller

    An extension table is a great space saver: From day to day, it seats a few people and takes up little space. When company comes, just slide the two halves apart ...

  • Tip-and-Turn TablesTip-and-Turn Tables

    by David Ray Pine

    David Ray Pine explains how he built a tripod piecrust table, a tip-and-turn style that apparently was popular only in the Pennsylvania region. The main article ...

  • Extension TablesExtension Tables

    by Jeremiah de Rham

    Large tables are wonderful for crowds of feasting relatives, but when they go home, you’re stuck with a conference table for 20, notes Jeremiah de Rham. Expanding ...

  • Designing for DiningDesigning for Dining

    by Tage Frid

    Of all the types of extension dining tables, Tage Frid prefers the "Dutch pull-out" dining table because it is both simple and fast to make. The tabletop consists ...

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