Tilt-Top Table

Marc Spagnuolo

A beautiful tilt-top table with pleasing proportions featuring a turned (or sculpted) post, an oval top, and curved legs. We'll build two different versions of the table, one made from Cherry with a more modern design and a tilting top, and a Walnut version with a more traditional look and a non-tilting top.

This is a classic design and quite a departure from the modern style Marc typically focuses on. It's going to be a fun and challenging project.

  • 15 lessons
  • 257 min
  • $80.00

What You’ll Receive:

  • Detailed cut list and plans including a PDF and a SketchUp file (Metric and Imperial).
  • Hours of detailed video instruction showing every step of the build, from wood selection to finishing.

What You’ll Learn:

  • Careful grain selection
  • Cutting an ellipse
  • Turning a table post
  • How to make a post from a baseball bat
  • Creating a “Poor Man’s Lathe” router jig
  • Sliding dovetails
  • Cutting curved/tapered legs
  • Designing a tilt mechanism
  • Carving an alternative spiral post
  • Applying a Danish Oil finish

 What You’ll Need:

  • Jointer, Planer, Tablesaw, Bandsaw
  • Miter Saw, Drill, Router, Router Table
  • Lathe (for turned posts)
  • Die Grinder and Rasps (for a sculpted post)

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.