Low Ming Style Table
I followed the original joinery described in the book’s appendix pretty closely. I made two or three of these tables to get the hang of the joints and the curvature of the legs before I tried the raised beaded edge on this one. The table is about 30″ x 30″ x 16″. The size was dictated by the 12″ width of a sheet of quarter sliced 1/10″ red oak millwork veneer used for the top panel in a cartwheel match. I had to go back and forth a bit between the drawings of the original and the dimensions of the wood available to me before the lines fell into place. The table was fumed with ammonia and finished with polyurethane. The design is believed to date from the middle of the 17th century.