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February 1999

Issue Number: 112
Wood Store

Shaker-Style Tall Dining Trestle Table Woodworking Plan

With the popularity of kitchen islands, peninsulas, and breakfast tables in mind, we designed this multipurpose project. You can use it for morning coffee, meals, or anything you like. At 36" tall, the table's just right for standard 24" stools. And the 40"-long tabletop allows plenty of room for one person on each side. Adapted from an early Shaker-design, this handsome piece looks equally at home in both Contemporary and Country decors. If you'd prefer to modify this design to serve as a four-person dining table, we provide you with a sizing guide.

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Arts and Crafts Morris Chair Woodworking Plan

Believed to have originated with William Morris, father of the English Arts and Crafts movement, the so-called Morris chair combines comfort with simply stated good looks. True to form, our version features loose cushions, curved arms, and an adjustable back. We'll even tell how to make the cushions.

Measures 34-1/4" wide, 29-1/2" deep, 42-1/4" tall

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Segmented Lathe Bowl Woodworking Plan

Ray Allen shows how to buildthis beautiful bowl

We've long admired Ray Allen's stunning segmented bowls. So we asked the Yuma, Arizona, turner to show us (and you) how to make one. While watching Ray build a segmented bowl blank, we quickly uncovered the secret to his success-painstaking precision. Whether he's constructing a 6" bowl like the one shown at right or one of his larger pieces, Ray makes sure every segment fits perfectly. Here are the steps to follow; the precision is up to you.

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