Dining Table with Two-Way Drawers
This versatile table doubles as a worktable, with double-fronted drawers accessible from either side.
Synopsis: Double-fronted drawers, accessible from either side, make this dining table a storage powerhouse. Upper and lower drawer stretchers with drawer dividers solidly mortised into them provide the support. The table has the usual parts: legs, stretchers, dividers, runners and kickers, aprons, and drawers. But because it is built like a torsion box and the drawers have double fronts, the how-to is more like a cross between a chest of drawers and a basic table. Keep track of the joinery and work in the right order, and you’ll have a versatile dining table that’s more than just a pretty face.
From Fine Woodworking #219
Many of my favorite designs began with a challenging request from a client, and that was definitely the case with this table. The client wanted a dining table that would double as a worktable with a lot of storage, so I added double-fronted drawers accessible…