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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  • 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. ...

  • Pedestal TablePedestal Table

    by John Zeitoun

    This reproduction of a 160-year-old French Regency pedestal table has many interesting details, not to mention a few challenges. Crafted of walnut, each piece is ...

  • Tilt-Top TableTilt-Top Table

    by Mario Rodriguez

    This mahogany Federal tilt-top table is the perfect project for intermediate-level woodworkers. It’s neat and compact with only a few parts, and the construction ...

  • Build a Greene and Greene Side TableBuild a Greene and Greene Side Table

    by Gary Rogowski

    Woodworker Gary Rogowski shares plans for a simple and beautiful mahogany side table that embodies the details and construction techniques practiced by prolific ...

  • Inspiration for a Bedside CabinetInspiration for a Bedside Cabinet

    by Michael C. Fortune

    Michael Fortune got the inspiration for his curved bedside cabinet from a flea-market find in his college days. His old pine chest of drawers had back legs that ...

  • Splay-Legged TableSplay-Legged Table

    by Garrett Hack

    A small table is a perfect project to demystify tapered and splayed legs and add them to your skills as a designer and craftsperson. Garrett Hack takes you through ...

  • Build a Sofa TableBuild a Sofa Table

    by Scott Gibson

    Here's an Arts and Crafts sofa table with some exceptional details, including a unique steel stretcher system, quartersawn legs, double mortise-and-tenon joinery, ...

  • Harvest TableHarvest Table

    by Christian Becksvoort

    Build a classic Shaker drop-leaf dining table with detailed project plans and step-by-step instruction from Christian Becksvoort. He details his method for cutting ...

  • A Contemporary Corner TableA Contemporary Corner Table

    by Tony O'Malley

    An aversion to waste led Tony O’Malley to design and build a three-legged table to fit in a corner so it’s unobtrusive and useful. Using extra legs he had lying ...

  • A Round Kitchen ClassicA Round Kitchen Classic

    by Thomas Calisto

    If you build this project, you will learn how to make a curved laminated apron and the joinery involved in connecting the apron quadrants to the legs. A shop-made ...

  • One-Drawer Lamp StandOne-Drawer Lamp Stand

    by Michael Dunbar

    Mike Dunbar details the construction of a single-drawer table, a project for a beginner or intermediate woodworker. He discusses backsaw basics and includes detailed ...

  • Trestle Table with Breadboard EndsTrestle Table with Breadboard Ends

    by Charles Durfee

    Charles Durfee shares techniques and project plans for a classic trestle dining table that will seat up to eight. Techniques covered in this article include hand-cut ...

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