Tables

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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  • 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 ...

  • An Expandable TableAn Expandable Table

    by William Krase

    Explore one smart method for making a dining table expand in this downloadable excerpt from the book "Furniture"

  • Federal Demilune Card TableFederal Demilune Card Table

    by Steve Latta

    It takes both traditional and modern techniques to build Steve Latta's demilune card table, a design that dates to the early years of American independence. This ...

  • 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 ...

  • Plan Download: Arts and Crafts Side TablePlan Download: Arts and Crafts Side Table

    by Kelly J. Dunton

    Download the full-size plans to build this white oak, craftsman-era side table

  • An Exercise in DesignAn Exercise in Design

    by Mark Schofield

    Given the same basic inspiration, how would three decidedly different woodworkers come up with a design for an arched-leg table? Fine Woodworking senior editor ...

  • Exploring the Design ProcessVideo: Exploring the Design Process

    with Wayne Marcoux

    A furniture maker shares his process for taking a design from concept to finished piece

  • Durable Outdoor TableDurable Outdoor Table

    by David Bedrosian

    David Bedrosian made this outdoor table from ipé to match the deck outside his home and because he likes the Brazilian hardwood's rich color, dimensional stability, ...

  • 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 ...

  • Coffee Table in MahoganyCoffee Table in Mahogany

    by Mario Rodriguez

    This mahogany coffee table is modeled after the modern solid-wood Scandinavian furniture of the 1950s. The thin top appears to hover above two muscular arching ...

  • 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 ...

  • A Short History of TablesA Short History of Tables

    by Graham Blackburn

  • Coffee Table Puts Joinery on DisplayCoffee Table Puts Joinery on Display

    by Kevin Rodel

    Arts and Craft style is noteworthy for taking joinery -- the product of the craftsman's hand -- and elevating it to the level of artistic decoration. In this article, ...

  • Table DesignTable Design

    by Graham Blackburn

    The best designed tables combine basic ergonomics and proper dimensions with style. As Graham Blackburn describes, choosing a table design means paying attention ...

  • Curved Stretcher Adds Grace and LegroomCurved Stretcher Adds Grace and Legroom

    by Mark Edmundson

    Furniture maker Mark Edmundson explains how to make a bent-laminated curved stretcher that can lend graceful lines as well as ample legroom to a table or desk. ...

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