Furniture Project Tables Of One Sort Or Another Are Often The Bread And Butter Of Most Woodworking Shops This Elegant Hall Table Based On A Design By California Woodworker Yeung Chan Doesn T Require A Lot Of Stock Or Advanced Joinery Skills
Furniture project tables of one sort or another are often the bread and butter of most woodworking shops this elegant hall table based on a design by california woodworker yeung chan doesn t require a lot of stock or advanced joinery skills is bookmark about Magazine bookmarked by john with ID 1835962904 was uploaded on 21-03-2019 and has been viewed 265,894 times.
Hall Table Illustration by James Provost Illustrations continued at end of article I've made this table in several different dimensions, but this one, with a 34" top, is one of my favourites.It's a great design for trying different wood combinations, particularly with the top panel, which is the visual center for this piece.
For this version I used a rather striking slab of yellow birch burl for the top, coupled with black cherry for the base.A slim table like this calls out for that special piece of wood that you've stashed away.
Stock PreparationThere are two parts to this table.The top consists of a mitred frame and floating panel the base is made up of 19 narrow pieces joined together by biscuits, dowels and half lap joints.
You could substitute mortise and tenon joinery for the biscuits and dowels.However this table is very light, and isn't designed to hold a lot of weight - perhaps a lamp or vase of flowers.I find it easier to mill all the lumber to dimension before beginning any joinery.
For all the 1" thick pieces I begin with 1 ¼" rough stock, and for the ¾" pieces I start with 1" stock.I mill...