Best-selling Plant Stand

A spline-and-miter joint ensures this elegant table will remain stable.
By Barry Black
Pages: 80-85

From the April 2005 issue #147
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When I started building custom furniture many years ago, I discovered the best way to advertise my work is to let people see it. To do this my wife and I attend art and craft shows, and our local farmers’ market. We take along a selection of jewelry boxes and other small items that we feel show the quality of our work.

At the start of each year we try to come up with something that our regular customers haven’t seen before. And we hope it will be something that they will want to have for themselves.

A couple years ago, I designed this small table. Because all my work is one-of-a-kind and made using solid hardwoods, I needed something I could build in about four hours to make it affordable for my customers. This table is the result.

From the April 2005 issue #147
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