One of the great things about a pedestal dining table is that it lacks the four legs that routinely get in the way when trying to arrange chairs for diners. That benefit also comes with a warningthe central column has to be rock solid to resist tipping and twisting. This table, designed by Timothy Rousseau, is strong and solid, but also elegant looking. The base has three segments: the feet, the column, and the arms under the top. Gently curved sides add to the elegance of the top. Although the anatomy looks complex, all of the joints are easily executed with basic woodworking tools.
SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate
DIMENSIONS: 39-1/2 in. wide. by 62 in. long by 29-1/2 in. tall
WHAT'S INCLUDED: extensive full-size and scale drawingsdetailed cutliststep-by-step companion article
|Publisher:||Taunton Press, Incorporated|
|Product dimensions:||10.00(w) x 14.00(h) x 0.30(d)|
About the Author
Timothy Rousseau got his start as a furniture maker at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. After completing the 12-week program in 1998, he stayed on as workshop assistant and artist in residence. Next he polished his furniture skills in Hoboken, N.J., where he worked in a highly-regarded cooperative and learned from some of the best professionals around. Tim returned to Maine in 2002 as the school's resident instructor. Now he makes furniture full time and leads two of the schools 12-week programs each year, teaching case construction among other things.