Serpentine Table

Surprisingly straightforward, the only real trick to this project is a well-tuned band saw.
By Warren A. May
Pages: 64-69

From the February 2004 issue #139
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This table might look like a snake in the grass, but with a good band-saw blade and the right patterns, it’s actually quite the charmer.

The idea behind the serpentine aprons and drawer front is to enhance the grain of the wood, making the piece look fancier than it really is. You want the highlights, shadows, reflections and wood grain to bring out its inner beauty, so one of the most important steps in creating this piece is wood selection. I typically use walnut or cherry and select my boards for good figure.

From the February 2004 issue #139
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