Tables - Fine Woodworking Plans and Projects page 2


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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  • 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 ...

  • Garry Bennett’s Un-Trestle TableGarry Bennett’s Un-Trestle Table

    by Asa Christiana

    Garry Bennett has built many versions of his trestle table in materials ranging from wood to steel and aluminum, and together they offer a window into the furniture ...

  • 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 ...

  • Limbert-Style Coffee Table Project PlanLimbert-Style Coffee Table Project Plan

    by Gregory Paolini

    An elliptical top, arched legs, and decorative piercings add grace and beauty to this Craftsman-style table modeled after a library table by Charles Limbert. This ...

  • The Versatile Trestle Table project plansThe Versatile Trestle Table project plans

    by Gary Rogowski

    With a simple form that allows many variations, the trestle table can look contemporary or classic. The trestles, the stretcher that joins them, even the top, all ...

  • A Graceful Hall TableA Graceful Hall Table

    by Kevin Kauffunger

    This Edward Barnsley-inspired table incorporates many of that designer's trademark elements. In the course of building the table, Kevin Kauffunger demonstrates ...

  • The Contemporary CabrioleThe Contemporary Cabriole

    by Jonathan Binzen

    The cabriole leg has been produced by furniture makers in thousands of variations since its heyday in the 18th century. This collection shows how the furniture ...

  • Shaker Classic, 2 WaysShaker Classic, 2 Ways

    by Christian Becksvoort

    These two Shaker tables are of basically the same design, with one major difference. The simple decision of whether to make tapered square legs or turned ones alters ...

  • Build a Bow-Front Hall TableBuild a Bow-Front Hall Table

    by Charles Durfee

    Making a curved-front table isn't as hard as it seems, especially with Charles Durfee's tips and techniques. He uses simple jigs to crosscut the curved front apron ...

  • Finishing a Very Large TableFinishing a Very Large Table

    by Peter Gedrys

    Watch how master finisher Peter Gedrys plans and completes a finish on a veneered dining table that seats eight

  • Video Workshop GuideVideo Workshop Guide

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    Watch our experts build a piece of furniture step by step on video and download a detailed project plan so you can build along.

  • Side Table with a TwistSide Table with a Twist

    by Chris Gochnour

    This drop-leaf table is based on an early English piece, but Chris Gochnour has given his design a distinctly American Arts and Crafts look. When the leaves are ...

  • Project Ideabook: Tables Large and SmallProject Ideabook: Tables Large and Small

    by Fine Woodworking editors

    Check this sampling of six projects by leading woodworkers: Read the step-by-step instructions and order complete project plans.

  • Add a Shelf to a TableAdd a Shelf to a Table

    by Peter Turner

    When is a table more than a table? When you add a wooden shelf. A shelf adds a layer of storage and immediately makes a table more useful. And, as Peter Turner ...

  • Tables from the Irion CommissionTables from the Irion Commission

    by Jonathan Binzen

    A slideshow gallery of more work from the extensive commission that reproduced 90 pieces of classic American furniture

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