Expand your skills and learn a range of woodworking techniques while building this table!
Learn how to build this beautiful Federal-period (1810) table from Salem, Massachusetts. It features a veneered top in alternating rays of satinwood and mahogany, with rope-inlay banding around the edge and a central inlaid eagle pattern. The top tilts easily on a handmade pivot for storage or use.
Watch and learn to:
- Turn the stand column
- Shape and fit the dovetailed legs
- Create the veneered ray pattern
- Make and install the rope inlay banding
- And more!
About the author:Rob Millard is a craftsman specializing in museum-quality reproductions of furniture from the Federal period. His pieces are defined by exquisite banding and inlay work, created using much the same methods the original craftsmen used. His work has been featured in Popular Woodworking Magazine and Fine Woodworking.
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