Furniture Fundamentals: Tables: 17 Projects For All Skill by Robert W. Lang

By Robert W. Lang

Build your talents as you construct incredible tables!

Inside, you will discover step by step images and guide, plus measured drawings, for 17 tables in a variety of kinds and ability degrees (including a number of good-looking items you could simply construct in a weekend).

From easy tapered legs to modern cabrioles, from uncomplicated slap tops to draw-leaf tops, from facet tables to video game tables--you'll examine the concepts, instruments, and joinery essential to construct great-looking tables for each room on your house.

Plus, you will discover 5 approach articles to benefit abilities you could adapt for desk designs (as good as different initiatives) of your own.

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Prices as of publication date. 50 • A SI A N COF F E E TA BL E the table over and tap the bottom of the fourth leg. When the table sits flat, screw the leg into place. Trimming the Table Now you need to cover all the exposed plywood edges on the lower case with moulding or adhesive veneer tape. I used iron-on veneer tape to cover the plywood edges around the drawers, and 1 ⁄4" × 3 ⁄4" maple moulding for all the other edges. Attach the moulding with glue and brads, then sand its edges flush to your case.

After a few strokes, begin tilting the rabbeting plane with each stroke so it’s eventually almost upright. ” Work down until the “V” is 1 ⁄4" deep. Then waste away most of the rest of the wood with a fore plane or a scrub plane. Clean up the results with a block plane. After you work the long edges of the tabletop down, work the short edges in the same manner. Attach the tabletop using shop-made wooden buttons – mine were 1 ⁄2" × 1" × 11 ⁄2". The buttons have a 1 ⁄4" × 3 ⁄4" lip that reaches into the mortises in the aprons.

The holes are 7⁄16" in diameter and are in the center of the stretcher mortises, 11 ⁄2" from both the top edge and bottom edge of the mortise. To finish making the hole for the bed bolt, slip a stretcher tenon into the end section, clamping the two With the cross braces glued to the posts, they are pegged in position. Clamp them tight and check for square between the post and brace. Note that the pegs are at opposite corners of the joint. This allows room for the mortise (in the next step). Getting the holes for the bed bolts straight is important.

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