Christian Becksvoort explains how to make a basic leg-and-apron desk (basically a table with drawers). This piece has two drawers, but the number and layout can be altered to suit the function of the table. He starts by gluing up the tabletop after arranging the boards for best color and figure regardless of grain orientation. He talks about cutting and shaping the legs, designing and installing the apron, installing drawer guides, and making the drawers. A dimensioned project plan shows the joinery.

From Fine Woodworking #81