Double-fronted drawers, accessible from either side, make this dining table a storage powerhouse. Upper and lower drawer stretchers with drawer dividers solidly mortised into them provide the support. The table has the usual parts: legs, stretchers, dividers, runners and kickers, aprons, and drawers. But because it is built like a torsion box and the drawers have double fronts, the how-to is more like a cross between a chest of drawers and a basic table. Keep track of the joinery and work in the right order, and you’ll have a versatile dining table that's more than just a pretty face.

From Fine Woodworking #219


Digital plans, a cutlist, and a SketchUp drawing for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.


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