Build a Sofa Table
An Arts and Crafts design with a contemporary twist
Synopsis: Here’s an Arts and Crafts sofa table with some exceptional details, including a unique steel stretcher system, quartersawn legs, double mortise-and-tenon joinery, and breadboard ends. Gibson offers a step-by-step explanation of the building process and detailed project plans, as well as information on how to find a blacksmith to produce the steel stretchers. A perfect piece of furniture for a narrow but frequently trafficked space, the table is 12 in. deep by 60 in. wide and won’t obscure the detailing on anything behind it.
From Fine Woodworking #162
A couple of years ago, some friends expanded their small farmhouse by adding a wing that included a new a living/dining room. At one end they built a big fieldstone fireplace and moved in a Stickley-style sofa. The back of the sofa faces the dining-room table a halfdozen feet away. A narrow table at the back of the sofa would offer a…
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CAD-drawn plans and a cutlist for this project are available in the Fine Woodworking store.