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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  • Designing on the Go: A Coffee Table Takes ShapeDesigning on the Go: A Coffee Table Takes Shape

    by Peter Turner

    Peter Turner turned a request from his sister into a design-and-build process that produced four versions of a Shaker-style coffee table. Each version he built ...

  • My Kitchen TableMy Kitchen Table

    by Tim Gilchrist

    Tim Gilchrist wanted a rugged, yet stylish kitchen table that was strong, sturdy, and portable. He suggests letting your lumber supplier do some of the work by ...

  • Shaker Sewing Stand Remains Stylish, PracticalShaker Sewing Stand Remains Stylish, Practical

    by Robert Treanor

    Robert Treanor doesn’t sew, but he loves Shaker sewing stands. The one featured in this article has three cabriole legs and an underslung, two-way drawer, making ...

  • Build a Harvest TableBuild a Harvest Table

    by Gary Rogowski

    Gary Rogowski had a crowd coming for Thanksgiving and no table to seat them, so he put together a clean and simple tapered-leg harvest table quickly with loose-tenon ...

  • Build a Shaker Round StandBuild a Shaker Round Stand

    by Christian Becksvoort

    The measured drawing that Christian H. Becksvoort includes in this piece on a Shaker round table is by no means definitive, but it’s exceedingly close; he’s built ...

  • Making Dining Tables That WorkMaking Dining Tables That Work

    by Peter Tischler

    When Peter Tischler builds a dining table, he starts by finding out how the owner likes to dine and where the table is going. He makes rough sketches and scale ...

  • Low Tea Table Highlights JoineryLow Tea Table Highlights Joinery

    by C. Michael Vogt

    C. Michael Vogt built a low tea table with sliding dovetails and butterfly keys using both machines and hand tools. His design was influenced by George Nakashima. ...

  • A Shaker Style Drop-Leaf TableA Shaker Style Drop-Leaf Table

    by Greg Isaak

    The table Greg Isaak built was inspired by several original Shaker pieces, but he modified it with Sheraton-style tapered legs. There’s nothing tricky about building ...

  • Building a Trestle TableBuilding a Trestle Table

    by James Merritt Dunlap

    James Merritt Dunlap, who lives in Alaska, made a knockdown trestle table that has self-tightening, shallow-tapered, loose-wedged tenons, good for enduring extreme ...

  • Building a Gate-Leg Card TableBuilding a Gate-Leg Card Table

    by Frank M. Pittman

    Frank M. Pittman researched designs for 10 years before building this gorgeous gate-leg card table. It has tapered legs and string inlay similar to Hepplewhite ...

  • Building a NightstandBuilding a Nightstand

    by Gary Rogowski

    Gary Rogowski’s nightstand won’t put you to sleep. It’s cherry with a cloud-rise pattern on its rails and a rosewood pull on the drawer, all of which give it a ...

  • Building a Pool TableBuilding a Pool Table

    by Paul M. Bowman

    Building a pool table is somewhat intimidating, Paul M. Bowman admits, because of the size and the weight it must support. However, it doesn’t involve anything ...

  • Tip-and-Turn TablesTip-and-Turn Tables

    by David Ray Pine

    David Ray Pine explains how he built a tripod piecrust table, a tip-and-turn style that apparently was popular only in the Pennsylvania region. The main article ...

  • Extension TablesExtension Tables

    by Jeremiah de Rham

    Large tables are wonderful for crowds of feasting relatives, but when they go home, you’re stuck with a conference table for 20, notes Jeremiah de Rham. Expanding ...

  • Federal Card TableFederal Card Table

    by Michael Dunbar

    Michael Dunbar says that Americans were fascinated with card playing during the Federal Period. A special piece of furniture – the round card table with one hinged ...

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