Rough Cut: Shaker-Inspired Hall Table (801)
In this premiere episode of Rough Cut with Fine Woodworking, host Tom McLaughlin builds a classic Shaker-inspired hall table. Made of cherry, the piece features iconic Shaker details, such as mortise-and-tenon joinery with wooden pegs for strength and looks, and elegantly tapered legs to give the table a slender appearance. Simple to make, and at home in any décor, this piece is sure to inspire.
For details on Tom’s leg tapering jig, see the article How to Make a Simple Leg-Tapering Jig.
See Tom finish the legs with a handplane in this video, How to Handplane a Taper to Perfection.
For more information on how to make a pegged mortise-and-tenon joint, see the article The Pegged Joint, Exposed.
To see other tabletop edge profile designs, see the article The Right Edge for Your Tabletop.
To learn how to get more from a polyurethane finish, see the article How to Get Better Results with Polyurethane.
For secrets on finishing cherry, see the article Blotch-Free Cherry.
Download free plans, or purchase a set of printed plans (coming soon).