Norm drops in on the Fitch House in Old Sturbridge Village, central Massachusetts’ “living history” museum, to look at a chair table, with a tabletop that pivots back to form a back rest and a seat with a drawer underneath. Norm’s version of this unusual but comfortable and serviceable piece features hardwood (maple) where needed – on the tabletop, arms and feet – and poplar for the sides, seat and drawer front. Norm cuts the shaped side pieces and curved arms and feet on the band saw, shows how to create a sliding dovetail joint to attach the seat and drawer support to the sides, and demonstrates a trick for cutting the large circular tabletop by mounting a specially made jig on the band saw.
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