Designing A Table From Scratch

Taper Jig For Table Saw

Designing an original piece of furniture is always a challenge, but it's simpler once you realize that it starts with a single idea. That idea snowballs, generating more ideas along the way. Luckily, I'm surrounded by top-notch craftsmen in my shop, so I get everyone involved in the design process. For my floating-top table I started with the idea of a piece in the Arts and Crafts style sturdy, simple, with an honest use of solid wood. Looking at museum catalogs of the work of Frank Lloyd...

American Woodworker A August

Gluing Plywood Corners Joints Pictures

Corner blocks let you form an edge, and they protect the corner joint. Biscuits and glue join corner blocks to panels. Extended corner blocks may become cabinet legs. and glue join solid-wood corner blocks to man-made panels for a strong joint. Here, the lengthened corner block will form a cabinet leg. manageable but oversized picccs, on the tablcsaw or with a portable circular saw. Straighten one edge by sawing a thin slice off it. keeping the bulk of the board between the blade and the...