Light and Lively Side Table
Behind the front's flowing grain lie simple and smart building strategies.
Synopsis: Using continuous grain in a piece of furniture shows intention and a respect for detail. A classic way to showcase continuous grain is on a table apron with drawers. Mike Korsak shows how to cut and sequence the apron and drawer fronts on his delicate-looking but sturdy side table.
I’m a huge fan of using continuous grain in my furniture. I think it clearly shows intention, which is something that I strive for. I want people to understand that the details in my work do not happen by chance. One common way that people use continuous grain is with drawers, where they’ll use a single board for a row of drawer fronts, making sure to cut and sequence the fronts so that the grain appears to flow from one drawer to the next, interrupted only by the vertical dividers that separate the drawers.
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