Resources & How-Tos

Matt's Manifesto on Matters of Design

By Matthew Burak, Founder, TableLegs.com Standing in a hotel lobby years ago, I began to study a particularly attractive antique leg under a serving table. After some time, I stood up and fou … read more

A Woodworker's Glossary

Speaking our shared language—test your woodworking vocabulary against this TableLegs.com glossary of common and not-so-common woodcraft words.Antiquing: To take a new piece of furniture, or furniture … read more

Mid Century Modern Table Making Made Easy

Mid-Century Modern (MCM) furniture designers are renowned for creating appealing tables that masterfully ‘float’ wooden table tops above minimalist table bases. The best of these designers achieved th … read more

Table Top Thickness

A Guide to Choosing Table Top Thickness - Thick, Thin, or In Between? Table top thickness is rarely discussed, yet has a big impact on character. A well-made table top will last you a lifeti … read more

Hairpin Leg Helpfuls

Installation Templates: Download "How To" guide for installing hairpin legs on a round table. Download "How To" guide for installing hairpin legs on a square table.Design considerationsYou can … read more

Dining Table Design Basics

Dining tables are humble, hardworking home furnishings. We eat at them day after day, pretty them up for holiday dinners, yet pound on them when we need a work table. A well-made table requires alm … read more

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