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Build a Shaker Table with Kelly Mehler

Build a Shaker Table with Kelly Mehler


Want to build your own Shaker-style dining table? You can -- once you've watched how furniture maker Kelly Mehler handles the task. You'll watch a skilled craftsman organize the entire process of making a traditional leg-and-apron table, from stock selection to finish preparation. And you'll be able to use his techniques for any furniture project you want to tackle.

You will learn about:

  • selecting and milling wood
  • laying out, jointing and gluing the top
  • milling and tapering the legs
  • mortising and tenoning with the router
  • fitting the joints
  • gluing up the table base
  • sizing and smoothing the top
  • edge treatments
  • final detailing