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 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 ...

  • 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 ...

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