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Build a Tsuba Coffee Table with Dale Barnard Video Download


Acclaimed wood and glass artist Dale Barnard shows you how to create this beautiful mahogany table influenced by Greene & Greene.


A Greene & Greene Coffee Table!

The “coffee table” didn’t exist when Charles & Henry Greene were designing, but craftsman Dale Barnard saw the need and went to the Gamble House’s Tsuba-shaped dining table for inspiration. What’s a Tsuba? The hilt guard from a Japanese Samurai sword; the shape influenced Charles Greene so much that he used it in many furniture designs, and Dale adopted it here. While building this beautiful mahogany table, you’ll learn:

  • How to create and assemble double tenons
  • The secret to through-tenons that fit perfectly
  • How to create the necessary jigs to pattern-rout the shapely top
  • Router techniques to cut the mortises for ebony bars, and more!

This stunning table will not only become a treasured centerpiece in your home, the skills you learn will improve all your future projects!

About the author:

Dale Barnard is a nationally acclaimed wood and glass artist, perhaps best known for his work in the Arts & Crafts and Green & Greene styles. He has been featured on HGTV’s “Modern Mastery” and in Popular Woodworking Magazine. He is also the host of the DVD “Make a Greene & Greene Wall Cabinet.” His work is on display at the Indiana State Museum.

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