Traditional Furniture

Many woodworkers first come to the craft with a love for a traditional furniture styles, and a want, nay, a need, to build these beautful pieces for themselves. If that is you, then you’ve come to the right place. We have traditional furniture plans of many different styles, from many different periods in the long history of furniture making. We’ll also show you how to build these pieces using the traditional furniture techniques practiced by the great craftsman of yore, kept alive by their woodshop decesdents of the present day.

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Shaker Trestle Table

The following is excerpted from a new book, Furniture Fundamentals: Tables, in which you’ll find collected many of the best table projects published in Popular Woodworking. You’ll find the full step-by-step instructions for this Glen D. Huey piece in the book, but the measured drawings below are an excellent place to begin. I’ve built...

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American Trestle Table

One of the oldest designs for a dining table is also one of the most highly engineered and contemporary. But will its unusual dimensions work in a modern home?  By Christopher Schwarz From the Autumn 2006 issue of Woodworking Magazine Traditional trestle tables have a bit of an austere reputation. They show up in...