Furniture Project Templates And Jigs Are The Key To Tackling The Different Curves On This Cherry Table
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Build an Elegant End Table Photos by David Bedrosian; Illustration by Len Churchill INFO: DIFFICULTY - 4/5, LENGTH/TIME - 4/5, COST - 3/5, SPECIAL TECHNIQUES - WORKING WITH CURVES I chose a size of 29" by 21" for the top of this table, but you could scale it up if you want to make a coffee table.
I wanted the top to overhang the oval apron by 1-3/4", which meant the outside dimensions of the apron should be 25-1/2" by 17-1/2".To make the apron sufficiently strong, I made it 1-1/4" thick and 2-5/8" high.
The 17" long curved and tapered legs are 1-1/2" square at the top and approximately 1" square at the bottom.I found this leg size to work well for both this end table and larger coffee table.Rout three MDF templatesThe 1/2" thick MDF templates for the top and apron can be cut using any of a number of ways, but my preferred method is with a shop-built elliptical router jig.
Make a 1/4" MDF template of the curved face of the leg.Note the upper 2-3/4" of the leg should remain straight and square since that portion will be joined to the apron.It's worth spending a little extra time sanding the...