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Contemporary Coffee Table Woodworking Plan and Guide

Today, I launch my 17th woodworking plan and the second plan to be sold in my Etsy shop. The plan titled “You Can Build the Lynne Coffee Table” details the construction process for building the table which gains some bold styling from the combination of mahogany and tiger maple. The table measures 34-1/2″ wide, 17-3/4″ tall and is 18-3/4″ deep. Our family room is on the smallish side and this table is designed for such a room. The primary joinery is via dowels; a strong and easy joint to make. The lower shelf is attached by way of mortise and tenon joinery and the top is attached with wooden clips which fit into slots. See this preview of the plan and guide… Space The plan includes the SketchUp model, links to online resources and even ways to alter the table to make it your own. I consider this to be a beginner to intermediate project due to the simple dowel joinery, but the maker will also get more practice with mortise and tenon joinery and …

Arts and Crafts Side Table Woodworking Plan

Today I launch my sixteenth woodworking plan. This new plan, titled You Can Build the Gustave Side Table details the construction of a side table in a style which I call “Craftsman Lite”. The design blends basic elements found in Arts and Crafts furniture, but some of the classic A & C details are missing. Details like exposed joinery, ebony accents, the look of mass and bulk like what you see in Stickley furniture. My home is pretty traditional and something like a full-blown Greene and Greene style table wouldn’t fit the overall style of our home. But a more mild version of Arts and Crafts furniture would. And that is the goal with this design. And this plan will be the first in a long time to be a paid one. If I am going to continue to explore making higher quality plans, I am going to have to start making some money to help pay for the software upgrades I need. I still have fifteen free plans, but new plans going forward will …

The Gustave Side Table – Making Page 22

I have said virtually nothing here about my next woodworking plan which is titled You Can Make the Gustave Side Table. This table is designed in what I call “Craftsman Lite” and the plan name is derived from Gustav Stickley’s first name. Mr. Stickley is best known as a chief force behind the American Craftsman movement of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s. According to Wikipedia, Stickley’s business name in 1898 was Gustave Stickley Company. Since this spelling of his first name was unusual, I decided to use it for this plan. While preparing for this woodworking plan, I came to the decision that attempting multiple illustrations at a high level (trying to be more like what is seen in woodworking magazines) simply isn’t necessary. And, in a way such illustrations can be confusing; all the color and lines – I have come to realize that simple is best. But, even creating simple images can be a little complex. In fact, for You Can Make the Gustave Side Table, I have created more than 130 …