Mike Dunbar details the construction of a single-drawer table, a project for a beginner or intermediate woodworker. He discusses backsaw basics and includes detailed project plans with all dimensions. He suggests that the table be completed one step at a time; with a table this small, imperfections will stand out, so make sure to true it up as you go. He explains how to backsaw the tenons and chisel out the mortises, how to fit the drawer, and how to taper the legs with a plane. Also included are tips for veneering a drawer front.

From Fine Woodworking #142