Library Table

Library Table

¶ Picture 16. This design for a library table should not be attempted until experience in woodwork has taught the worker how to use his tools and materials well. Everything depends upon care both in construction and finishing and especial attention should be given toward maintaining in their integrity all the lines and proportions, as these details have everything to do with making or marring the design. The end pieces, while massive in effect, are relieved from over heaviness by the use of slats and the shaping of the broad strips on the outside. The top of the table is fastened firmly with table irons so that it is quite solid. Where the shelf tenons come through the end pieces there is a projection of three sixteenths of an inch and the edges are chamfered off to give a smooth rounded effect. The tenon itself should be wedged and glued so that it cannot be pulled out. The dovetailing on the drawer may need a little practice before it is successfully executed, but if it is well done it will be a satisfactory evidence of the cleverness of the worker.

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