Tables - Fine Woodworking Plans and Projects


Although there are innumerable uses for tables, they all share one thing in common: a surface, typically flat and horizontal, that may be used for working on or eating from. Beyond this there are probably more kinds of tables than there are types of any
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  • How to Build a NightstandHow to Build a Nightstand

    by Michael Cullen

    With its convenient shelf, drawer, and lower storage space, this nightstand is perfect for those who like to keep a lot of reading material next to the bed. The ...

  • Federal Details Transform a Simple TableFederal Details Transform a Simple Table

    by Steve Latta

    A Federal piece doesn’t have to be big or complicated to stand out. Combining details in a smart way can enliven even the simplest form. Without the banding on ...

  • Make a Table from a BoardMake a Table from a Board

    by Michael Pekovich

    There's more to making a beautiful piece of furniture than choosing a good design. As much effort needs to go into choosing the right wood, and using it successfully. ...

  • Stylish Coffee Table with Sleek LinesStylish Coffee Table with Sleek Lines

    by Jacques Breau

    This coffee table draws design inspiration from the Danish mid-century period. Its floating top, pencil-roll edge and angled legs add pizzazz. The use of floating ...

  • Scandinavian Kitchen TableScandinavian Kitchen Table

    by Mario Rodriguez

    This simple and unpretentious table is designed to be used, and the unusual construction makes it robust enough for the most avid home cook. Dispensing with typical ...

  • Shaker Side TableShaker Side Table

    by Christian Becksvoort

    The Shakers designed and built a variety of beautiful round stands, but this one is the ultimate. Its slightly concave tapering post, thin top, and light, half-crescent ...

  • 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 ...

  • Hall Table with FlairHall Table with Flair

    by Jennifer Anderson

    The legs on this table were designed with a pronounced taper to be wider at the top, echoing the shape of the calla lillies that grow wild on the California coast ...

  • A Trestle Table with Modern AppealA Trestle Table with Modern Appeal

    by Daniel Chaffin

    This trestle table combines a classic design with modern details in a way that will fit into almost any home. The base is held together with mortise-and-tenon joints ...

  • Triangle Side TableTriangle Side Table

    by Raymond Finan

    Inspired by the Art Deco and mid-century modern styles, this elegant and useful side table is both distinctive in its design and straightforward to make. The curved-sided, ...

  • Float the TopFloat the Top

    by Tim Rousseau

    This elegant hall table features graceful curves and exposed joinery with a distinctly Eastern flair. Building this seemingly simple design hinges on a variety ...

  • Shaker-Inspired Hall TableShaker-Inspired Hall Table

    by Christian Becksvoort

    No matter where you put this table, it looks good and it fits in. The design is sturdy but looks light and attractive, thanks in large part to the splay of the ...

  • Build a Hayrake TableBuild a Hayrake Table

    by Michael Pekovich

    The heart of this rustic table is its hayrake-shaped stretcher system inspired by English Arts and Crafts designer Sidney Barnsley. The quartersawn white oak project ...

  • A Study in SquaresA Study in Squares

    by Kevin Rodel

    This simple yet strong gridwork side table has a number of interesting twists. The legs are cuffed, and have a reverse taper on the two outer faces, moving from ...

  • Finest Way to Expand a TableFinest Way to Expand a Table

    by Michael C. Fortune

    The butterfly table is without doubt the coolest of expanding table designs. Its hinged leaf lies under the tabletop and swings up and open, coming to rest fully ...

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