Tables and Desks

Watch episodes about building tables and desks.

Double Drawer Shaker Table
The Woodwrights Shop

Double Drawer Shaker Table

Roy cuts the tricky mortise and tenon joints for the legs and frame of this Shaker table.

Groovers and Shakers
The Woodwrights Shop

Groovers and Shakers

Discover the secrets inside Shaker drawers as Roy explores their dovetailed construction.

Turning Shaker Knobs
The Woodwrights Shop

Turning Shaker Knobs

With foot-powered lathe, Roy turns the cherry knobs for Shaker furniture.

Barley Twist Table, Pt.1

Barley Twist Table, Pt.1

Build an oak, three-legged drop-leaf table from the time of the English civil war.

Barley Twist Table, Pt.2

Barley Twist Table, Pt.2

See how to turn and carve the double spiral of the barley twist leg from Cromwell’s time.

Hancock Pedestal Table

Hancock Pedestal Table

With its turned top and dovetailed legs, this walnut tripod table is a American design.

Table Joints Rule!

Table Joints Rule!

Bill Anderson and Roy Underhill explore the drop-leaf rule joint for tables.

Tapered Tail Tripod Table 1

Tapered Tail Tripod Table 1

Walnut legs riven from the log begin this table inspired by the Dominy workshops.

Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2

Tapered Tail Tripod Table 2

A walnut burl top and tricky turning makes tapered dovetails for a three-legged table.

The Governor's PoBoy

The Governor's PoBoy

North Carolina Governor Mike Easley shows how to make a walnut side table.

Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz

Hand Plane Essentials with Chris Schwarz

Learn how to make gleaming surfaces, tight joints....

Rachell’s Standing Desk PT. 1

Rachell’s Standing Desk PT. 1

Give your butt joints a break with this pine standing desk from Pennsylvania.

Rachell’s Standing Desk PT. 2

Rachell’s Standing Desk PT. 2

Roy Underhill shows how to cut the coolest woodworking joint of all!

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