Tables

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Small Changes, Big Difference

Among the most rewarding parts of working for this (and I would assume any) woodworking magazine is to build then write about a project, send an article out into the world, then have pictures come back to you of pieces others have built based on what you’ve published. And while we design and build...

Contemporary Coffee Table

I Can Do That: Contemporary Coffee Table

Take the easy way out: Find sizes without measuring. By Robert Lang Pages 62-63 This small coffee table is a great introduction to building furniture. It doesn’t require much material and it’s an opportunity to develop your skills. This project is sturdy, attractive and easy to build. All of the parts come from standard widths of lumber....

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Eames-style Table

A great way to try cold-bending, learn a new band-saw trick and fire up the hand-held power planer. By Christopher Schwarz Pages: 42-48 From the February 2004 issue #139 Buy this issue now Almost any discussion of the legendary furniture designs of Charles and Ray Eames begins with plywood that has been formed into...

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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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Draw-leaf Game Table

This two-for-one table adds space for extra players without disturbing anything on the tabletop. By Glen Huey Pages: 66-72 From the October 2006 issue #157 Buy this issue now I was asked to design and build a gaming table. For me that is a table for playing pinochle or euchre, or a comfortable table...

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Ribbon Table

Impossible? No. Impossibly easy. By John Hutchinson Pages: 74-78 From the August 2006 issue #156 Buy this issue now If architect and furniture designer Alvar Aalto (Finland, 1898-1976) is considered to be one of the founding fathers of modern design, then Eileen Gray (Ireland, 1878-1976), who shared his profession and time on Earth, must...