Curvaceous Corner Table

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With simplified curved drawers and shop-made veneers

Overall dimensions: 283⁄8"w × 20"d × 3811⁄16"h

Based on a design I made many moons ago for my folks, this diminutive table will dress up any room, oozing charm with its curved front and tapered feet. The grain-matched, wedge-shaped drawers track smoothly on wooden runners, and present an undeniable “cool factor” when opened. The tapered legs connect at the front via a slender, bent-laminated stretcher that provides strength while keeping the design light and airy.

This table is flush with skill-building exercises. You’ll learn how to cut precise arcs on the bandsaw, veneer curved surfaces, and create bent-laminated parts. I’ll also show you how to make an unusual “hybrid joint” that combines the strength of solid wood joinery with the convenience and stability of a plywood panel. And then there’s the angled sliding dovetail drawer joints! You’ll be surprised at how easy they are to make with a simple shop-built router table jig.

The table shown is made from figured walnut for the body, maple for the drawer parts, and rosewood for the pulls. But feel free to use any favorite combination of hardwoods. And prepare to have fun building this. It’s certain to impress.

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