A small table is a perfect project to demystify tapered and splayed legs and add them to your skills as a designer and craftsperson. Garrett Hack takes you through building a pattern and ascertaining your splay angles. He uses a dado set to cut the mortises and shows how a tablesaw makes fast work of angled tenon shoulders. Finishing off with cockbeads and a beveled top, he shows how to build a beautiful piece of furniture.

From Fine Woodworking #168