Shaker-Inspired Hall Table
Arched aprons and splayed legs add balance and grade
Synopsis: No matter where you put this table, it looks good and it fits in. The design is sturdy but looks light and attractive, thanks in large part to the splay of the turned and tapered legs, an effect that is easy to create with a few simple, angled cuts at the tablesaw. The arches on the bottom of the aprons contribute to the lighter appearance. This is a perfect project for getting acquainted with angled joinery. You’ll also learn a no-nonsense way to get a nice straight taper on the legs, a deceptively difficult turning task.
This long, narrow table, which I designed years ago, is a kind of chameleon. You can use it in a variety of ways and in all sorts of places: as a hall table, a display table, behind a couch, or even as a sideboard-like serving table. No matter where you put this…