American Woodworker

Oak Table Leg Stretchers

Build an Early American Classic Fit for Feasts or Family Repasts Table manners. Traditional proportions and details, along with an artificially aged milk-paint finish on the base, give this tavern table the appearance of a fine antique. I've always had an appreciation for archirccturc and furniture from before the Industrial Revolution, when woodworkers turned out crisp details and fine proportions using hand tools alone. When I moved from the West Coast to northern Vermont in 1979, my goal was...