Shaker Table

Marc Spagnuolo

The Shaker Table defines beauty and simplicity. This classic design will help you hone your skills in numerous areas. In this series, I'll show two versions of the table build: one primarily focused on power tools and a second primarily focused on alternative and hand tool methods.

  • 9 lessons
  • 292 min
  • $60.00

What You’ll Receive:

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a Cut List and a SketchUp file.
  • Hours of detailed video instruction showing every step of the build, from wood selection to finishing.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Tapered Legs (by tapering jig and using hand planes)
  • Mortise & tenon joints
  • Hand-cut half-blind dovetails
  • Drawer construction and fitting
  • Dados and grooves with hand tools and power tools
  • Drawer guide construction and installation
  • Creating beveled edges with hand tools and power tools
  • Finishing with an oil/varnish blend
  • Avoiding blotching in cherry

 What You’ll Need:

  • Jointer, Planer, Tablesaw, Bandsaw
  • Miter Saw, Drill, Router, Router Table

From the Guild:

Great project for beginners

This is a great project for beginners or those looking to build their first piece of furniture. The instruction was great and I really enjoyed building my shaker table. Thanks Marc!

n8oleary
Guild Member

Classic!!!

The Shaker style has always fascinated me. It is a mixture of elegance and usefulness. Marc does a wonderful job of explaining each and every step, as well as showing a great way to build your own leg tapering jig in just a few minutes. The attention to detail that Marc provides is outstanding, all the way down to matching up the grain lines on the legs so the faces match. I would have never thought of that! Every video in this series gives you exactly what you need to build this table, and the explanation is enough to allow you to build with confidence. I would buy this project again without question!!!

murrd0ck
Guild Member
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About Your Instructor:

Marc is a podcaster, video producer, woodworking enthusiast, and author of the book Hybrid Woodworking. He has contributed articles and video content to FineWoodworking.com, Popular Woodworking Magazine, WOOD Magazine, and Woodcraft Magazine. He is also the host of The Wood Whisperer, an instructional woodworking video series that’s been going strong since 2006. He is also the owner and operator of The Wood Whisperer Guild and the Wood Talk Podcast. He has taught classes at the William Ng School, Marc Adams School, Weekend with Wood, Fine Woodworking Live, as well as Rockler and Woodcraft stores. He also speaks periodically at woodworking events like AWFS and IWF.