Tenon Detail

% x 11/4" mortise 1" deep (All mortises on legs are same size.)

Portable Garage Assembly Table

LT=Large Table MT=Medium Table ST=Small Table

3/e x IV4" tenon 15/ie" long

45° miter

W groove 1/2" deep

mortises 1 " deep

45° miter

1/4" groove V2" deep

This tops everything

IFor each table, edge-glue stock to make a blank slightly larger than the top, and cut the top (F) to size.

2 Install figure-eight type tabletop connectors on each frame assembly, where indicated on Drawings 1 and 2. Locate the center of the 9/i6" hole for each connector 'A" from the inside edge on top of the rail. Drill the holes with a portable drill, as shown in Photo C on page 33.

3Lay the top facedown on the workbench, and center the inverted base assembly on it. Mark centers for the attaching screws. Drill pilot holes, taking care not to go through the top. Attach the top with screws.

4 Finish-sand the top. Finish the set as desired. (We stained the tables shown with Minwax Provincial No. 211, and then applied satin polyurethane.) #

Project Design: Jim Boelling; James R. Downing Illustrations: Kim Downing; Lorna Johnson Photographs: Hetherington Photography

□ DECORATIVE CUTOUT FULL-SIZE PATTERN

WIDE SLAT

(12 full-size patterns needed)

W start hole

Align end of pattern with end of part (

Cutting Diagram

Large Table

'Plane or resaw to the thicknesses listed in the Materials List.

3/4 X 5'/2 X 96" Oak

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Medium Table m

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Small Table

Materials List

L

Matt. Qty.

A* legs

1V2"

1V2"

271/4"

LO

4

B rails

3/4"

2"

173/8"

0

7

C wide slats

1/4"

3"

18V4"

0

2

D narrow slats

W

11/4"

I8V4"

0

8

E fillers

'/411

W

11/4"

0

24

F top

3/4"

20"

20*

EO

1

Medium Table

A* legs

VA"

11/2"

24»

L0

4

B rails

W

2"

11%"

0

7

C wide slats

1/4"

3"

15"

0

2

D narrow slats

'A"

1W

15"

0

4

E fillers

'A"

W

1 i/s"

0

16

F top

W/2"

141/2"

EO

1

Small Table

A* legs

11/2"

11/2"

203/4"

LO

4

B rails

3/4"

2"

63/s"

0

7

C wide slats

1/4"

3"

11%"

0

2

D narrow slat

not used in this table

E fillers

W

5/a"

n/ie"

0

~~8~

F top

9"

9"

EO

1

  • Parts Initially cut oversize. See the instructions.
  • Parts Initially cut oversize. See the instructions.

Materials key: LO-laminated white oak, O-white oak, EO-edge-glued white oak,.

Supplies: Tabletop fasteners, #8xy4M flathead wood screws.

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Tenon Furniture

The simple, clean lines of this table allow it to blend with country and contemporary settings. Wooden pins securely join the stretcher to the uprights for lasting durability and classic looks.

Trestle tables date back hundreds of years, and were common in the Middle Ages. The early tables consisted of loose boards temporarily set on trestles—open, braced frames. The table has undergone many changes in design to meet the needs of those who built it. The Shakers, for instance, designed and constructed many variations—some up to 20' long— for communal dining.

Start with the uprights

IRip and crosscut eight pieces of3/i"-thick oak to 2Vs" wide by 241/2" long for the four uprights (A), shown on Drawing 1.

2 With the best surfaces facing out, glue and clamp two pieces together for each upright. Check that the ends and edges are flush. Later, scrape off the excess glue, and plane or joint VV' off each edge to ensure flatness. Trim both ends of each upright for <1 23 Vi" length.

Add the feet and table supports

ICut eight pieces of 3A" oak to 3W wide by 29" long for the two feet (B). For each foot, laminate four pieces together face to face, keeping the ends and edges flush and best sides facing out.

2 Scrape the excess glue off the edges (not the ends) of each foot. Plane or joint '/V off each edge to create a 3" finished width.

3 Using Drawing 2 on page 38, make a paper template for the side profile. To do this, start by cutting a piece of paper to 3x14", and draw a 1" grid on the paper. Now, lay out the shape of half of one foot on the marked grid. Mark the points where the foot-pattern outline crosses each grid line. Then, draw lines to connect the points. Cut the paper template to shape.

4Find and mark a centerline across each foot lamination (see Drawing 2 for reference). Position the inside edge of the paper template against the marked centerline, with the bottom edge of the template flush with the flat, bottom edge of the lamination. Carefully trace the foot outline onto each foot lamination. (You'll need to trace the half template twice to mark each complete foot.)

5As shown in Photo A, at right, cut each foot to shape on a bandsaw

Bandsaw Furniture

Vie" chamfers

1/4 x 7/s" splines^F) Splines require a W slot Vz deep centered along the edge of each board.

Center tabletop on base.

Vz" dowel 31/2" long

3A" dowel 5" long

3/i6M hole, countersunk on bottom side of (Drill a Vs" pilot hole 3A" deep into the bottom of tabletop (e).)

Vs" chamfer on both ends of dowel

Vz" hole 1 Vz" deep in bottom of each(A)

Vz" dowel 31/2" lone (Chamfer top end.'

3/i6" chamfers

Vz holes 2'

End of ©protrudes Vz" from outside edge of (A) on both ends.

  • EXPLODED VIEW
  • quot; hole centerpoints chamfers

E0 SUPPORT JIG

Trace the template outline onto the foot lamination, and then cut the foot to shape on the bandsaw. Later, trim the ends square on a radial-arm saw.

EH UPRIGHT

0 FOOT GRID

Mark centerline on lamination to position template.

Initial size of lamination j^One square=1" 3/4"

Mark centerline on lamination to position template.

Initial size of lamination

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