Build Two Rafter Tail Tables

At the Marc Adams School of Woodworking in Indiana

Class Details

Duration: Five days


Marc Adams School of Woodworking

Class Dates

May 4th – 8th 2020

Class Description

The Rafter Tail Table is an original design by Darrell. It combines classic Greene & Greene features along with an extra dose of Asian influences. I would be well placed in a contemporary setting just as well as an Arts & Crafts environment.

In this five-day class, students will build two rafter tail tables: one end table and one coffee table, or both can be coffee tables or end tables. Wooden tops will be made in class but the design lends itself to glass or other material as well. Note that only wood tops will be provided.

Please note: Although the 2nd table should be cut out and ready to assemble  – it may still need some work at the end of the class.

CNC-made jigs and templates will be used to construct the tables and will be made available for purchase at the end of the class.

The major joinery will be done on the multi-router using floating tenons. The rafter tail grid work will be done with a half lap joint on the table saw with a dado head.  Students will get plenty of practice making ebony plugs as well as faux exposed tenons.

Please join us for this fun and productive class.

Suggested Tools

  • Measuring tools – squares, tape measure
  • Steel hammer
  • Small plastic-headed mallet
  • Very small square (3″ or so) or square saddle
  • 3/16” Lee Valley square punch (with 4” or longer 9/64” twist bit)
  • 1/4” Lee Valley square punch (with 4”or longer 13/64” twist bit)
  • Small chisels
  • Besides bringing a notebook, feel free to bring along a camera to make a visual record of the jigs and setups that you use in class
  • Any other tools you regularly use and are comfortable with

To Enroll…

Visit the Marc Adams School of Woodworking for information on when registration will open up for this class.