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Federal Side Table: Joinery
In keeping with tradition, this table relies on the bedrock construction techniques of fine furniture: mortise-and-tenon, and dovetail joinery
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In this video workshop, Master craftsman Steve Latta demystifies a variety of techniques as he demonstrates how to construct a Federal Side Table chock-full of period details. With an eye towards efficient construction techniques, this project offers tips for planning and organizing milling tasks, and for cutting accurate joinery. Latta walks you through every step of the process, complete with lessons on period-appropriate details like banding, stringing, cock beading, hammer veneering, and much more.
In this episode, learn about the bedrock construction techniques of fine furniture: mortise-and-tenon, and dovetail joinery.
Produced by: Lisa Raleigh; Video by: Gary Junken; Editing by: Tom Olivares
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Videos in the Series
How to Make a Federal Side TableApril 1, 2014
Federal Side Table: Smart Approach to Milling StockApril 1, 2014
Federal Side Table: JoineryApril 1, 2014
Federal Side Table: Tapered Legs and Decorative BandingApril 1, 2014
Federal Side Table: Assembly and Finishing the OrnamentationApril 1, 2014
Federal Side Table: Hammer Veneering and Drawer DovetailsApril 1, 2014
Federal Side Table: Cock Beading and Drawer Glue-UpApril 1, 2014
Federal Side Table: Tabletop and a Period FinishApril 1, 2014
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