Dno's Hall Table
This is my first bit of 'grown-up' furniture. It is made of European oak and it has a book-matched top, through wedged tenons (wedged with ebony), some ebony drawer pulls and a carved detail on the stretcher. I have incorporated curved tapered legs to lighten the stance of the table and chamfered the top for the same reason. The legs are draw-bored using ebony dowels, but these have been stopped rather than running through the legs. It seems to me that once the dowels have passed through the tenon there is no added strength to the joint (as the dowel is tapered) and it looks messy on the rear of the legs. I more or less followed Richard's processes, but I have to say that the method of cutting the dovetails in the back of the drawer front is definitely one I will never ever follow. This may be 'old school', but is wood butchery as far as I'm concerned and it looks rough.