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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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: 60-65From the February 2009 issue #174 Buy this issue nowAs 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: 30-31From the December 2010 issue # 187 Buy this issue nowWhile 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: 46-50From the October 2010 issue # 185 Buy this issue nowMany countries have their own woodworking traditions, which are often a combination of mythology and ideology. The Japanese are no exception, and those traditions...

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Magobei’s Dining Table: Part 1

A table built for a ‘rags to riches’ patron becomes the perfect project for an accomplished protégé. By Toshio Odate Page: 40From the August 2010 issue #184 Buy this issue nowAll these years, my assistant, Laure Olender, has not only been working with me doing woodwork, she also takes photographs (including those in this article),...

Victorian Side Table — Free Plan

Subscribers should be receiving the December 2010 issue right now, with Senior Editor Glen D. Huey’s impressive Line & Berry Chest on the cover. My mother saw the picture in last week’s newsletter and immediately called to ask if I could build one for her. I responded, “We’ll see” – which is the same...

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Victorian Side Table

reader’s table. This Victorian side table is ideal for placement alongside a comfy chair – it has a V-shaped shelf underneath to hold a handful of your favorite books.