1. I ended up building a circle table, and after living with this table for a year or so it’s been great. Great project that goes by quickly with only four mortise and tenon joints.

      1. The only change I made was I used figure 8 fasteners. The end result has he same aesthetic (in case anyone doesn’t want to take on the metal work). If I had more time, I would have created the table top fasteners like Paul.

  1. How much can you reasonably scale this project? I need to make a small kitchen table for my mother, and wondered if this would work. I’m thinking maybe as large as 3′ in diameter.


    1. Having a haunch allows material to be left above the mortise. It is there to provide the fourth wall of the mortise. This fourth wall provides extra strength to the legs. This is not unusual to this table but standard on most tables.

  2. Dear Paul,

    I have just completed this project. It was a very enjoyable build.

    I loved the elegance of the beveled top and angled legs and shoulders.

    Overall a lovely design.

    Many thanks for your teaching, it is greatly appreciated.

    Best regards,

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