Make a Contemporary Coffee Table

Learn how to build a coffee table of superior quality as you hone your woodworking skills alongside fine furniture-maker Craig Vandall Stevens. You'll get tips for making a design mock-up, selecting the wood grain you want, laying out the parts for your project and milling flat, square pieces. Next, learn Craig's straightforward approach for creating mortise and tenon joinery and custom tapered table legs. Move on to testing the fit of your table pieces, and see how to easily adjust joints for a perfect fit. When you've finished fitting, Craig will guide you through laying out, edge-joining and flattening your table top. Then, learn to assemble the base, anchor the table top and finish your table beautifully.

 Contemporary coffee table

Contemporary coffee table

Here is a link to the Make a Contemporary Coffee Table class on Craftsy's website.

 Mortise and tenon joinery

Mortise and tenon joinery

 Applying an oil finish

Applying an oil finish