Creating a Fine Art Table
by Robert Ortiz

Softcover
215 x 280mm
144pp

Published by Schiffer Publishing, West Chester, Pennsylvania USA

R.R.P.$31.90

ISBN 978-0-7643-3071-1

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Extract from back cover of book:

With over 220 beautiful color photos and concise text, this book presents all the steps necessary to create a stunning entry table that blends the clean lines and aesthetics of Shaker and Japanese furniture to make a distinctive, eye-catching form. More than just a "how to" book, it shows the entire designing and building process, including instructions for legs, stretchers, top, and finishing.

Additionally, the author shares the most important lessons he has learned in over 20 years of designing and making furniture. Woodworkers and all who are passionate about fine furniture will want to build this table.

Photos: Colour

Units of Measurement: Imperial

Contents

Introduction
Using Grain to Enhance Your Design
Producing the "Bill of Fare"
Making the Legs
Cutting the Open Mortise
Cutting the Through Tenons
Fitting the Tenons to Mortises
Making the Lower Arched Stretchers
Joining the Lower Arched Stretchers to the Legs
Mitering the Lower and Upper Stretchers
Curving the Inside of the Legs
Making the Shelf
Making the Top
Final Sanding and Finishing
Some Final Thoughts