Sheraton Side Table
This side table is inspired by a nineteenth century table attributed to Moses Tennant. The antique cherry wood scrimshaw table has tapered turned legs typical of the Sheraton period (1785-1820). Like the original, our table is made of cherry wood. It has tapered turned legs which are connected to the aprons with mortise and tenon joinery. The top features a compass rose inlay made out of contrasting hardwoods. In keeping with the original table, the top is wrapped with a quarter inch beaded molding. To add storage, I have included a hand-cut dovetailed drawer with an optional turned ivory pull.
Chart a course to our workshop and make this side table with a compass rose inlay. In this class you will...
Tapered Leg Side Table
About twenty five years ago a friend offered to give me a small antique table base that he rescued from a New Hampshire landfill. This little table base had thin tapered legs that were joined to a wide apron. I gladly accepted his offer, and put the base in the back of my shop, knowing one day I would use the proportions to design and build an elegant side table.
Made of cherry wood, our side table has the same proportions as the original antique. It has tapered legs that are connected to the apron with mortise and tenoned joinery. To add storage, I have included a hand-cut dovetailed drawer. The table top is inspired by a table that is in the collection of the New Bedford Whaling Museum. The top inlay is framed with walnut strips and maple triangles. In the center is a four point star which is also made of walnut and maple.
This is an ideal class for those wishing to learn multiple skills in one very useful and attractive project. In this class you will...