How to Make Hall Table Plans – Furniture Plans and Projects

This hall table is all about traditional design. It is constructed with tenon joints, mortise, and dovetailed top rail into the side rail and the leg rail. It also comes with a drawer for the owner to store small items such as keys without neglecting the design of the piece. Make your own by following the directions below:

  • To save time and make the sizes consistent, machine all the necessary parts.

  • Using a ballpoint pen, make some marks on the tapers.

  • After the first taper cuts, let the waste attached. After that, bend the leg to the degrees of 90.

  • As you complete the taper cuts, the waste will be cut away completely.

  • Your tapered leg is done now although it’s a bit rough. Make sure the square section is put at the top end.

  • Grip the square leg section in the vice. Then, to make the project planning simpler, wax the sole.

  • Make a line mark at the taper top using a pencil to give you sign where the square mortising area is.

  • Grab your double hunched tenons and cut them on the side rails.

  • Pick the best mortised for the front and label them. Then, cut them in the legs.

  • Make some marks on the mortises and cut them. Once cut in every front leg and two in every rear leg.

  • Clamp and glue the side frames. Next, using a damp cloth, wipe all excess adhesive away.

  • Using chisel, clean out the waste in between tenons.

  • Take your mortises and hand cut them in the two rails and then dry assemble the pieces.

  • Cut each tenon diagonally to give the joints more strength.

  • Now, there are two stub tenons in every lower front, all of which at different length.

  • Reduce the thickness of the tenon in the side rail.

  • Mortise and tenon the central drawer runner.

  • Join the central drawer runner into the inner face of the back rail.

  • Dovetail the top front rail to the side rails and the front legs.

  • Mark the dovetail outlines recesses on the side frame using the top front rail. Make dry assembly of the frame and make sure everything is correctly fitted before you glue them.

  • Fit one of the back rail’s end to the side frame. Then, add the drawer runner and lower front rail.

  • Cramp across the table central runner and fir the center post.

  • Locate the rail tenons into the right mortises.

  • From above, install the top front rail. Then, carefully attach the dovetails and tap the dovetails home.

  • Attach the wedges into the slots and glue them. Trim all the excess off.

  • Fit everything diagonally and then cramp them on the frame.

  • Square all the drawer parts up suing a shooting board and a plane.

  • Space the drawer’s blind dovetails.

  • Mark out the dovetails in the back.

  • Set the groove’s height to make the drawer front’s base.

  • Assemble the box of the basic drawer and check everything fits to each other.

  • Finally, glue the slips in their right places. Line up the grooves using scrap.