Woodworker: Steven Travis
This bentwood table and chairs was designed as a game table that could also function as a cocktail table (40-1⁄4 in. dia. by 17 in. tall). To form the round frames on both the tabletop and chairs, Travis bent-laminated thin strips of oak. The top is an octagonal bookmatched design that creates a star pattern and is made from 1⁄4-in.-thick pieces of oak. All construction is mortise-and-tenon and bridle joints. The finish is precatalyzed lacquer.