Build an Arched Entry Table
A twist on the Stickley style, Mike Pekovich's arched table features a dovetailed drawer box supported by a trestle base, tapered legs, and drawbored tenons.
Synopsis: A twist on the Stickley style, this arched table features a dovetailed drawer box supported by a trestle base. Drawbored tenons hold the base together, and arched rails and tapered legs add personality. Mike Pekovich simplifies construction by starting with base parts of the same dimensions, and then adjusting thicknesses and widths to create offsets after the joinery is complete.
‘I’d like an entry table in the Arts and Crafts style, but nothing I’ve seen before.” It was an interesting request from an interesting client—my brother, actually. Up to that time, I had built a number of mostly Stickley-inspired pieces, but hadn’t really pushed beyond that. This was an opportunity to try a more original design while staying true to the basic elements of the style. Since I knew the client, I didn’t face the nerves that typically accompany a commissioned piece. The table I came up with features…