This elegant hall table features graceful curves and exposed joinery with a distinctly Eastern flair. The top floats nearly an inch above the front and back aprons, adding a sense of lightness to the table. In contrast to the light appearance, the top is supported by a rock-solid base joined to the under-rails with double through-tenons. To increase the sense of airiness, the shoulders of the under-rails are cut away in deep curves, and the bottom edges are also curved. The 6-in. overhang at the ends adds to the illusion.
13 in. wide by 48 in. long by 31-7/8 in. tall
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Timothy Rousseau got his start as a furniture maker at the Center for Furniture Craftsmanship. After completing the 12-week program in 1998, he stayed on as workshop assistant and artist in residence. Next he polished his furniture skills in Hoboken, N.J., where he worked in a highly-regarded cooperative and learned from some of the best professionals around. Tim returned to Maine in 2002 as the school's resident instructor. Now he makes furniture full time and leads two of the schools 12-week programs each year, teaching case construction among other things.