|Forum topic by Betsy||posted 11-27-2007 07:28 AM||809 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
11-27-2007 07:28 AM
I currently have some nasty fake oak big box store end tables and coffee tables. I detest these things. I’ve been wanting to make walnut tables for a long time and have been searching for what I want to do. I’m sure I want to stay away from the mission style with all the slats. to much area to collect dust. I think I’m leaning towards a basic table top with one drawer and maybe a shelf. My coffe table has always been the tv stand so I may leave it like that only change it to walnut. Long and short though i want the design simple and clean. Will taper the legs, mortise and tenon the joints and do my best to dovetail the joints for the drawers. I may even try my hand at turning the knobs—- we’ll see on that one.
Long and short though – its there a book on dimensions of these types of tables. Any particular size rules I should pay attention to? I figure I can use the basic dimension of the junk I have now and size it down a bit as what I have seems a little overwhelming for my living area.
Thanks in advance for any help and advice.
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