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Author, woodworker, and teacher Gary Rogowski, is the founder and director of the Northwest Woodworking Studio in Portland, Oregon.
Learn how to build a round side table from start to finish in this Video Workshop series as Gary Rogowski goes step-by-step through the construction of an elegant round side table. Watch the process on video and download the plan.
Produced by: Gary Junken; Video by: Gary Junken
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August 7, 2012
Glue up the panels for the upper and lower tabletop, flatten them with hand tools, and cut out perfect circles on the bandsaw.
Watch the complete construction process on video, download the plan, and ask the author questions in our first-ever interactive project workshop.
Learn how to clean up a round tabletop edge with a spokeshave, and apply a chamfer with the router table.
Learn how to cut this joint, also known as a bridle joint, in a few simple steps on the bandsaw.
Practice cutting this joint with hand and power tools, and learn new tips and techniques for cutting, sizing, and fitting a mortise and tenon.
Produce a perfect fit on the tablesaw when preparing the half-lap joinery for this table's stretcher and rail assemblies.
The assembly stage of any project will make you sweat unless you're prepared. Watch how the author assembles this table in multiple stages, and pick up great tips for any…
Use a mix of hand and power tools to cut the peg mortise and shape the beveled edge once it's installed.
Reinforce the half-lap joinery with glue blocks and take home tips for cutting and installing them precisely.
Prepare the surface with planes and a little sanding, and learn best practices for applying a wipe-on varnish.
Elongated holes allow the wide tabletop to shrink and expand without coming unglued.
This smart technique on the tablesaw is the easiest method for leveling uneven table legs.
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