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Matching table and lamp set is made almost entirely out of scrap wood.
AMERICAN CRAFTSMAN Jan-Feb 1966 (v.2#1) pg. 40

Tip on assembling a table in order to avoid an out-of-square condition.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #19 Mar-Apr 1991 pg. 8

Wall-hung contemporary (sculptured frame) mirror (16"x20") and wall-hung half-table (8"x19") ensemble.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #51 Apr 1996 pg. 58

Turning table legs. How to design a leg profile, then turn a prototype to use as a template for a set of four legs.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #59 Jun 1997 pg. 44

Photo shows Pop-art table with a base of empty beer cans and a 2 ft. square plastic top. Est. cost: $19.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1971 (v.49#7) pg. 42

How to build a simple table and coat rack.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Apr 1972 (v.50#4) pg. 75

Photo shows wall-mounted cabinets with drop-down doors and a 3x5 ft. Parsons table. Est. cost: $83.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 46

Photo shows how to make a butcher block table from 2x8 fir and oak flooring. Est. cost: $36.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 58

Photo shows how to turn a 30" high unfinished wooden stool into a table. Est. cost: $5.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1972 (v.50#7) pg. 73

Photo shows bunching cube made to look like a butcher block. Requires 40 pieces fo 2x2s each 14" long, and 11 pieces of 2x2s, each 16" long. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 72

Photo shows how to make a sofa, chair and cube table from three sheets of plywood, foam padding and fabric to cover the cushions. Estimated cost for all three pieces: $91.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 74

Photo shows how to build a table that uses a cast iron register grill for the table top. Base is built from 3/4" plywood. Est. cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1973 (v.51#7) pg. 75

Photo shows how to make a butcher-block table using the metal base of an old treadle sewing machine and a top of 2x2 maple. Est. cost: $89.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1974 (v.52#7) pg. 46

Photo shows how to make a cube table with a frame of 2" oak. A canvas sling suspended in the frame holds magazines. Top is a square of acrylic plastic. Est. cost: $18.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1975 (v.53#7) pg. 52

How to build a ceramic tile-topped table. X-shaped legs and base for tiles are made from 1/2" plywood. Table is 17" square and 12" high.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Oct 1975 (v.53#10) pg. 60

Photo shows a table built with plywood semicircles for the base. Two shelves are mounted between the semicircles. Table looks as though it would rock, but it doesn't. Est. cost: $45.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 76

Photo shows how to make a ceramic-tile topped hibachi table from 2x4 fir, plywood, and redwood. Est. cost: $94.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1976 (v.54#7) pg. 94

Photo shows how plastic cubes and Parsons table can be covered with fabric and used for combination table/storage unit. Est. cost: $30.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1977 (v.55#7) pg. 80

How to brighten a tabletop with a log-cabin patchwork design done with self-adhesive strips. Estimated cost: $15.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1980 (v.58#7) pg. 88, 126

Tip: Hanging table is made from plastic-laminate countertop. One end is supported at the wall. The other end is supported by chains from the ceiling. Estimated cost: $95.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jul 1981 (v.59#7) pg. 71, 120

Clothless table. Photo shows a simple white table (26" square top; 29" tall) featuring a painted checkboard pattern tablecloth done in blue and white. Est. cost: $20.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1983 (v.61#2) pg. 64

Furniture classics you build yourself. (1) Heritage hutch. 42"Wx78"Hx17"D. (2) Tavern table. 30"Wx70"Lx28"H. (3) Corner cabinet, circa 1780. 86"Hx46"W. (4) Coffee table and bench combination with a hidden storage compartment.
FAMILY CIRCLE Apr 7 1981 (v.94#5) pg. 88

Corrugated cardboard accent table with plywood top. Hegagon shaped top and base are covered with aluminum tiles and sheet aluminum.
FAMILY CIRCLE Feb 23 1982 (v.95#3) pg. 77, 140

Four-leg Shaker style table with a 19"x33" top and two storage drawers.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #102 Feb 1968 (v.18#1) pg. 34

How to fix shaky tables and loose rungs and legs of chairs.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #153 Apr 1974 (v.24#4) pg. 38

Table built using Selbermachen dowel system.
FAMILY HANDYMAN #205 Jan 1980 (v.30#1) pg. 18

Drawings illustrate the important styling elements found in good Queen Anne tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #3 Summer 1976 pg. 40

Parsons tables. Building and veneering them.
FINE WOODWORKING #11 Summer 1978 pg. 70
Added Info FINE WOODWORKING #13 Nov 1978 pg. 4, 8

Making 50 tables. Using jigs, fixtures, and production methods to build 50 identical tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #44 Jan-Feb 1984 pg. 32

Conference tables. Upscale commissions from shop to boardroom. An overview of design, construction, and assembly techniques especially adapted for large tables.
FINE WOODWORKING #82 May-Jun 1990 pg. 86

Tips on making tile-top tables look at substrate, adhesive and sealing.
FINE WOODWORKING #127 Nov-Dec 1997 pg. 26

Engineering a table with drawers. A standardized system for constructing tables with both single and multiple drawers is versatile enough to be applied to almost any style of furniture.
FINE WOODWORKING #130 May-Jun 1998 pg. 40

Designing table legs. A short history of styles shows the elements of design.
FINE WOODWORKING #139 Nov-Dec 1999 pg. 72

A general guide to table repairs. Stopping leg wobbles, securing a stretcher to a leg, tightening a pedestal table top, repairing a broken leg, repairing warped and split tops, repairing veneer, and refinishing a marred top.
HANDY ANDY Feb 1978 (v.2#5) pg. 79

Triangular sectional tables.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Mar 1963 pg. 66

Colonial butterfly table.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Oct 1963 pg. 37

Early American lazy susan/table combination.
HOME CRAFTSMAN Nov-Dec 1964 (v.33#6) pg. 24

Simple wall cabinet (7" deep) for displaying dishes features a table (30"x32") which slips in below the bottom shelf and is supported by two legs. Designed for a kitchen where space for a table was limited.
HOME MECHANIX #730 Feb 1989 (v.85) pg. 36

3-D gem tables. Cast plastic resin gem tables feature three layers of gem materials, instead of the usual one layer.
JEWELRY MAKING, GEMS & MINERALS #572 Jul 1985 pg. 40

How to make a rock slab inlaid table.
LAPIDARY JOURNAL Feb 1980 (v.33#11) pg. 2448

A 16"x34" table built from basswood and Marlite weighs only 5 lbs., 6 oz.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #498 Nov 1969 (v.65) pg. 120

How to build a real butcher block table.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #508 Sep 1970 (v.66) pg. 88

Plexiglas cube tables and a tape recorder dust cover. How to cut, finish edges, drill, break, heat form and join Plexiglas.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #513 Feb 1971 (v.67) pg. 114

How to make a table from a door. Simple wooden legs attach to a hollow core door.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #541 Jun 1973 (v.69) pg. 112

Workshop heirlooms. Plank table features a top which is 72"x18", a large storage drawer, and four lathe-turned legs. Estimated cost: $50.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #624 May 1980 (v.76) pg. 40

Three great tables you can build. (1) A Queen Anne Porringer which is assembled from a kit. (2) An occasional table designed so you can take the shopping list to the lumberyard and purchase sized pieces. This, in effect, is an instant kit. Top measures 22"x30". It is made of common pine. (3) Shaker country work table has a varnished maple top and an antiqued painted undercarriage. It duplicates furniture found in restorations.
MECHANIX ILLUSTRATED #678 Oct 1984 (v.80) pg. 40

Brazed metal table frame.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1963 (v.119#6) pg. 172

Projects from Plexiglas. A terrarium, a wine rack, a telephone stand, a cube table, a cookbook holder, a circular table and a magazine rack.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1971 (v.135#3) pg. 148

Do-it-yourself paper furniture. Table, chair and lampshade.
POPULAR MECHANICS Jun 1972 (v.137#6) pg. 132

Four simple and inexpensive recreation room tables built of plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Sep 1972 (v.138#3) pg. 84

Monk's refectory table is built in "knock-down" fashion.
POPULAR MECHANICS Mar 1974 (v.141#3) pg. 69

Triangular table provides storage space, display space and serves as the backup for a sofa. Built from 3/4" plywood.
POPULAR MECHANICS Feb 1982 (v.157#2) pg. 106

Make wrought iron furniture without welding.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jun 1965 (v.186#6) pg. 122

Pine, stool-shaped table features a storage drawer.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1965 (v.187#5) pg. 154

Mondrian table is made from heavy Plexiglas.
POPULAR SCIENCE Apr 1969 (v.194#4) pg. 138

Single plywood furniture piece, designed by Lester Walker, can be rearranged to be a double bed, couch, two single beds or a table with built-in seating. Useful for a summer cottage or a room where space for furniture is limited.
POPULAR SCIENCE Jul 1969 (v.195#1) pg. 152

How to make a table from empty wooden cable reels.
POPULAR SCIENCE Oct 1970 (v.197#4) pg. 92

Modern-style chairs double as desks and tables when stood on different surfaces. Built mostly of pine, their smooth curves are achieved by using kerf bending method.
POPULAR SCIENCE Dec 1971 (v.199#6) pg. 80

Butcher block style Parsons table. The top and legs of the Parsons table are made of pine 1x3 and 1x4s laminated together. The legs are joined to the top using fingerlap joints reinforced with dowels.
POPULAR SCIENCE Nov 1973 (v.203#5) pg. 140

Building a simple biscuit-joined table with a 32"x36" top and four square legs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #61 Jul 1991 (v.11#1) pg. 26

Human factors in project design. The importance of checking dimensions before cutting materials for any project. Important measurements to remember when designing a table or desk.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #79 Jul 1994 (v.14#1) pg. 16

A quick-to-build modern table features a plywood top (72"x30") and four tapered legs and apron made from premium grade 2x4's.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #101 Mar 1998 (v.18#1) pg. 39, Insert

Traditional Queen Anne side tables feature either a clover-shaped top (20"x30") or a porringer top, plus offset-turned legs.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #106 Jan 1999 (v.18#6) pg. 68, Insert

Octagon (8-sided) table is 4 ft. across.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Feb 1964 (v.35#2) pg. 99

Tips on how to convert old cypress trunk sections into table legs for a dining table, and into "stump" tables.
SUNSET Nov 1979 (v.163#5) pg. 158

Wood triangular-shaped tables. Use separately, or combine to form a coffee table or a low dining table.
SUNSET Oct 1984 (v.173#4) pg. 110

Painted plywood table (34"x34") on an X-shaped base stores four padded-top stools underneath. Stool tops lift off, exposing storage. Est. cost: $135.
SUNSET Apr 1986 (v.176#4) pg. 102

Space and dollar streching ideas to make any room a multi-living space. Instructions for making a variety of tables, shelves, room dividers, light fixtures and seating platforms included.
WOMAN'S DAY Mar 27 1978 (v.41#8) pg. 112, 186

Woodworkers' standards. Seating and tables. A summary of the design and dimension standards established over the years by the furniture and wood industries, and by furniture designers.
WOOD MAGAZINE #9 Feb 1986 (v.3#1) pg. 54

Router-table turning. Combine a variety of simple jigs with your router table to produce elegant table legs, including round, square, octagonal, tapered, fluted, beaded, ... etc.
WOOD MAGAZINE #69 Apr 1994 (v.11#3) pg. 42
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #75 Dec 1994 (v.11#9) pg. 12

Contemporary table (34"x46"x30" high) for dining, work or accent features a laminated top and tapered, splined legs.
WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 47, Insert

Contemporary oak table. Top is 35" square. Legs are almost 3" square. Top is fabricated from 2.5" wide boards that have been glued and splined. Est. cost: $70.
WOODSMITH #15 May 1981 pg. 4

How to turn table legs. The do's and don'ts of spindle or between centers turning. Part 1. Simple table legs.
WOODTURNING #33 Jun 1995 pg. 30

How to turn table legs. The do's and don'ts of spindle or between centers turning. Part 2. Coffee table legs and tool handles.
WOODTURNING #34 Jul-Aug 1995 pg. 46

Tips on dismantling and restoring an antique table.
WOODWORKER #1054 Sep 1981 (v.85) pg. 602

English furniture. Evolution of English furniture from the Middle Ages until recent times. Part 1. Tables (circa 1000-1500).
WOODWORKER #1075 Jun 1983 (v.87) pg. 361,

English furniture. Part 2. Tables for the middle class (circa 1500-1600).
WOODWORKER #1077 Aug 1983 (v.87) pg. 483

English furniture. Part 3. Smaller tables, draw-leaf tables, and gate-leg tables (circa 1600).
WOODWORKER #1080 Nov 1983 (v.87) pg. 685

English furniture. Part 4. Time for tea. Occasional tables of the 1700-1750 period.
WOODWORKER #1082 Jan 1984 (v.88) pg. 24

Table d'haute. Some construction details for a large conference table (54"x192") made of cocobolo wood set into a geometric frame of sycamore.
WOODWORKER May 1987 (v.91#5) pg. 400

Square cherry table for a Quaker Meeting House features an X-shaped base and a top with a mitered frame surrounding 8 boards. Overall dimensions: 1100mm x 1560mm x 700mm tall (43"x61"x28").
WOODWORKER Jan 1988 (v.92#1) pg. 80

Tips on restoring a small octagonal table with a badly warped top and then restoring the color to simulate mahogany.
WOODWORKER May 1988 (v.92#5) pg. 401
Added Info WOODWORKER Aug 1988 (v.92#8) pg. 744

Joint for connecting three table rails (stretchers) together at the center when constructing a three-legged table.
WOODWORKER Jan 1995 (v.99#1) pg. 75

An eight-sided problem. Jig facilitates the cutting of octagonal table legs using a router table.
WOODWORKER Oct 1995 (v.99#10) pg. 82

Bunching tables. These multi-purpose tables can be "bunched together" as a cocktail table, used separately as snack or end tables, or serve as stools (when equipped with a cushion). They measure 22"x18"x18" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Jan-Feb 1977 (v.1#1) pg. 6

Shaker table features a 32"x19" top, turned legs, and a storage drawer. Table stands 27" tall and may be used as a sewing table, small dining table, end table, etc. Built using pine for the top and hardwood for the legs and rails.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 4

Tips on restoring an antique primitive table which had been grease soaked and battered.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1979 (v.3#5) pg. 14

19th century (circa 1850) cherry table features four elegant turned legs and a single storage drawer. Top measures 22"x17". Table stands about 29" tall.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1980 (v.4#5) pg. 22

Shaker tripod side table. Top measures 21"x51". Each of the "tripod" legs attach to the tapered legs with a special locking dovetail joint. Based on a design found at Hancock (Mass.) Shaker Village.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Mar-Apr 1986 (v.10#2) pg. 48

Colonial tea table with cabriole legs and Dutch feet. Rectangular top is supported by a rabbeted apron.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1965 (v.21#4) pg. 4

Swing-top table has adjustable height and can be pivoted 360 degrees around column.
WORKBENCH Sep-Oct 1965 (v.21#5) pg. 36

Specially designed furniture for a nautical-theme attic bedroom includes a barrel table with low block stools.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1966 (v.22#3) pg. 16

Three basic modular furniture units, a seat, table and chest, that can be combined for many uses.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1970 (v.26#3) pg. 40

Cape Cod table has single drawer and turned legs. Measures 14" deep, 26" wide and 28" high.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1971 (v.27#4) pg. 65

Small convenience table is 17" high and 12" across the octagonal top. Legs are 3" wide and are tied together with an X-shaped stretcher.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1972 (v.28#1) pg. 38

How to build barrel furniture by making your own barrels. Includes instructions for making the staves and building a table, a chair, a bucket, and two styles of planters.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1974 (v.30#3) pg. 32

Colonial tavern table. Features an elliptical top, turned legs, aprons and stretchers. Dimensions: 32"x22" top. 26" tall. Duplicate of one found in Metropolitan Museum of Art.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1982 (v.38#1) pg. 22

Detailed drawings for a Louis XIV painted console table (circa 1700). Copied from the original in Museum of Decorative Arts of the Louvre (Paris, France).
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1982 (v.38#4) pg. 82

Contemporary style table has graceful laminated legs. Top measures 48"x26". Legs are a pair of laminated "U" shapes joined with stretchers.
WORKBENCH Jul-Aug 1984 (v.40#4) pg. 54

Peninsula-style table is attached to the wall at one end and supported by a circular pedestal leg at the other end. Top is a combination of plastic laminate and mosaic tile.
WORKBENCH Jan-Feb 1986 (v.42#1) pg. 43

Wooden keg or small barrel is converted into a small table/magazine rack combination.
WORKBENCH May-Jun 1986 (v.42#3) pg. 51

Build a Southwestern or New Mexican style table. Constructed from ponderosa pine and decorated with geometric cutouts. Hand-painted tiles are used on the top.
WORKBENCH Dec 1991-Jan 1992 (v.47#6) pg. 24

Reproduction of an Early American lacemaker's table is finished to simulate an antique.
WORKBENCH Aug-Sep 1992 (v.48#4) pg. 54