Two Other Timehonored Systems

Dining tables must provide room for people to sit. Both the trestle and pedestal designs accomplish this by minimizing the number of table legs. The legs of trestle tables typically are set in from the end, making room all around for chairs.

Center column


For lighter-duty tables, the apron-to-leg joint (above) is stiff enough, and provides a light, graceful look. Stretchers add both physical and visual sturdiness to tables that bear heavier loads (right).

Trestle at each end

Curved apron


Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

Woodworking Tools and Installation Tips

There are a lot of things that either needs to be repaired, or put together when youre a homeowner. If youre a new homeowner, and have just gotten out of apartment style living, you might want to take this list with you to the hardware store. From remolding jobs to putting together furniture you can use these 5 power tools to get your stuff together. Dont forget too that youll need a few extra tools for other jobs around the house.

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