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, furniture maker Kevin Rodel shares design elements and technique for building a series of small tables that showcase four decorative joints: through tenons, gridwork, half-lap joints, and breadboard ends with ebony accents. Using a coffee table as an example, Rodel gives step-by-step instructions on how to incorporate these design elements in tables of almost any size.

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From Fine Woodworking #178


CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


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