Build a Slab-Topped Sofa Table

Thick pieces of wood sourced from a local sawmill provide a sturdy base for a large slab-topped sofa table, put together with loose tenon joinery. The bark is removed with the draw knife, and the top leveled off with a planer. The legs are tapered and cut with a template:9 3/8″ on one end and 6 1/2″ on the other. The loose tenon joinery is created with the mortice cutter and glued on the endgrain. After attaching the legs, secure them in place with a band clamp.

What is needed for the job
  • Thick pieces of “Waney Edged” Lumber
  • Sandpaper
  • Glue
  • Shellac
  • Polyurathane
  • Band Clamp
  • Draw knife
  • Clamps
  • Planer
  • Circular saw
  • Mortice cutter
  • Rotary Sander
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