5212 Pulaski Ave.
Philadelphia, Pa. 19144
Philadelphia Furniture Workshop

Learn to Build a Serpentine Hall Table


Instructor - Craig Vandall Stevens/Alan Turner
Class Size: 12 max. approx.

6:30 - 9:30 pm - Eight evenings

This is a graceful table (14”x 30”) with a fluid, gently curving top that is echoed by the apron and accented with a delicate shop-made banding along its bottom edge.  The classic lines of this table are enhanced by slender tapered and canted  legs (to follow the curve of the apron).  They are then “cuffed” with a sharp black & white banding.  Although not a strict reproduction, this classically inspired piece will fit into any interior setting.

In addition to creating a beautiful  piece, this intermediate-level project will instruct students in several advanced woodworking techniques, including:

  • Cutting tapered legs on the table saw
  • Building a brick-laid apron
  • Attaching the legs to the apron with turned tenons; a little known, but centuries-old method.
  • Basic veneering using the yellow glue-&-iron technique
  • Making and inlaying  shop-made banding
  • Shaping and molding the serpentine top


Course fee (including materials and hardware) - $750

There are three ways to register for this class.
• One can click on the sign up button below.
• Give us a call at 215-849-5174.
• Send us an email and we will forward the registration materials.



  • October 25, November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, December 6, 13, 2016 - Eight Tuesday evenings

Shaping serpentine top

Leg apron joint

Cutting banding

Inlaying banding