Tables & Chairs

Every woodworker worth his salt should be able to knock together a decent table and set of chairs. As with all woodworking projects, design needs to match function. That’s why we have assembled table plans of all sorts, from picnic tables, to dining tables, to coffee tables and the wood chairs you need to use them. No matter what your current need is, you’ll find inspiration here in designing your projects, and adding that all-important touch of beauty.

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All-weather Morris Chair Plan

When it comes to slouchy comfort, there are few chairs that answer that call better than the Morris chair. But when it’s 70 degrees, the sun is shining and you just want to get out of the house, you need a special Morris chair. An all-weather Morris chair. Say no more! This is the...

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Morris Chair Tour

My favorite project is usually the last one I’ve finished, or the one I’m about to start. The cover project for the April 2011 issue of Popular Woodworking Magazine will likely stay a favorite for a long, long time. It’s a reproduction of a Gustav Stickley No. 369 bent arm chair. Gus knew what...

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Japanese Garden Bench

Combine five 2x4s, a handful of screws and a long afternoon to build a handsome and sturdy sitting spot for your deck or garden. By Christopher Schwarz & Kara Gebhart Pages: 80-83 From the April 2004 issue #140 Buy this issue now My father always has had a knack for doing more with less....

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The Lost Stickley Table

A one-of-a-kind table reappears after 100 years. By Robert W. Lang Pages: 56-61 From the November 2006 issue #158 Buy this issue now Most original Gustav Stickley furniture can be easily identified by model number. This was, after all, factory-made furniture and pieces were designed to be made in multiples. When you come across...

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Three-legged Occasional Table

Steam-bending or bent laminations can be used to make this eye-catching design. By Michael Fortune Page: 26-33 From the February 2011 issue #188 Buy this issue now The design of this table is part of a series that I revisit from time to time. The original concept for the series was based on a pinwheel (a common example...

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Creole Table

Born on a bayou, this sought-after American table is spiced with both French and Canadian influences. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 66-73 From the February 2007 issue #160 Buy this issue now Until recently, Creole-style furniture was a bit obscure, known mostly to a handful of furniture collectors who specialized in pieces made in the...

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The Barnsley Hay Rake Table

Inspired by the agricultural tools of rural England, this massive oak table is awash in hand-worked details. By Don Weber Pages: 60-65 From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue now As a young fellow growing up in the countryside of Wales, I clambered over many a farm wagon, climbed into many a loft in barns...

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I Can Do That: Victorian Side Table

Pattern routing makes quick and easy work of these urn-shaped sides. By Megan Fitzpatrick Pages: 30-31 From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue now While vacuuming a few weeks back, I was thinking about what to build for this issue’s “I Can Do That” project when it hit me … actually, when I...

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Magobei’s Dining Table: Part 2

The fear of a sagging tabletop leads to a solution that incorporates Western joints and Japanese aesthetics. By Toshio Odate Pages: 46-50 From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue now Many countries have their own woodworking traditions, which are often a combination of mythology and ideology. The Japanese are no exception, and those traditions...