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The Living Room Sofa Table

A great, multi-purpose table that's designed to look great, no matter where you use it!

Tenoning can be accomplished by laying your workpieces flat on your Table Saw Table and cutting the tenons with a Dado Blade. As an option, you could also elect to stand your workpieces on end and cut the tenons with the aid of a tenoning jig such as Shopsmith's Tenon-Master. It will hold your stock perpendicular to your worktable as you make your cuts with a regular saw blade.

7: Cut the 4-1/2" x 3/8" x 3/8" tenons in the Top Ends (E), as shown in Fig. 5.

8: Cut the 1-3/4" x 3/8" x 3/8" mortises and tenons in the Bottom Rail (F), as shown in Fig. 6.

9: Cut the 4-1/2" x 3/8" x 3/8" tenons in the Facings (G), as shown in Fig. 7.

10: Cut the 4-1/2" x 3/8" x 3/8" - and 1-3/4" x 3/8" x 3/8" mortises in the Legs (H). Follow the diagrams in Fig. 1. carefully for placement of these mortises, especially at the bottoms (See Fig. 1.).

11: Use your Bandsaw, Scroll Saw or a hand-held sabre saw to cut out the curves in the bottom of the long Facings, as shown in Fig 7.

IDEA: The look of this table can be changed completely by merely changing the shape and design of the two facings (G). For example...make the facings completely straight - or add some fretwork cut-outs - the options are endless.

12: After your glue has dried for 24 hours, use your Shopsmith Shaper or Router Package to form the decorative Ogee design around the perimeter of the assembled Top Frame. Use Shopsmith's Ogee Shaper Cutter or Ogee Router Bit to make these cuts.

13: Once again, using your Shaper (with Bead & Quarter-Round Cutter) or Router set-up (with a special beading bit - NOT Shopsmith's 555230 or 555238), cut the bead and bevel designs on the Bottom Ends (D), Top Ends (E), Facings (G) and both surfaces of the Bottom Rail (F). Refer to Figures 4A, 5A, 6A and 7A.

14: Using your Shaper or Router set-up, cut the round-over edge around the perimeter of the Top (A) - OR - cut another shape, as you desire.

15: Sand all parts smooth for assembly

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