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3-Way Mitered Table


September 14th to 18th, 2024 | 9:00am to 5:00pm

Learn this make this beautiful and useful joint while crafting a gorgeous side table at the Austin School of Furniture.

  • Material (TBD) is not included. We will go to the lumber mill together
  • Lunch is included on the weekdays

See Details and Tool List Below


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Furniture Type


Skill Level

Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced

Time Frame

Weekdays – Daytime

Name: 3-Way Mitered Table
Instructor: Austin Heitzman
Skill Level: Upper Beginner
Prerequisites: None

Format: 5 Day in-person course

Material: Not included (We will go to the Lumber Yard togehter)


Date: September 14th to 18th, 2024


Class Description:

The three way miter creates a clean, seamless transition from leg to rail; without visible end grain each piece flows neatly into the next. This joint has long been a staple of Asian furniture, but in its traditional hand cut form it is a very challenging joint to pull off. This class will cover modern mechanized methods of cutting a three way miter joint that give you all the aesthetic benefits without sacrificing strength. Over the course of this 5 day class each student will craft, and take home, a side table featuring three way miters and tapered legs. We will explore local hardwoods for the frame and panel top of the table by visiting a local mill where each student will select their own material to incorporate into the table. Open up your furniture making practice to new realms of design with this surprisingly simple, and infinitely versatile, joint.


The material for this table is not included as we will go to the lumber yard together to select from some local hardwoods. Alternatively, you may bring your own lumber. Please no exotics. Board footage for the table would be 6.5 bf of 8/4 material for the legs and frame and a center panel of 16″ x 20″.


Topics and skills covered will include:

  • Tool Safety
  • Breaking down boards into smaller components
  • Milling legs and rails with grain orientation in mind
  • Paying attention to wood grain in furniture design
  • Cutting perfect miters
  • Efficient machine cut 3-way miter joinery
  • Frame and panel construction, selecting material for design impact and cohesion with the rest of the piece
  • Tapering legs


What you’ll need:


  • Safety Glasses, Ear protection, Dust protection particle respirator
  • Square (square with 45 degree reference helpful but not required)
  • Measuring tape
  • Steel ruler 6” or 8”
  • Pencil and notepad

Optional (If you don’t bring your own you will have to share the school’s limited quantity)

  • Festool Domino
  • Block Plane

If you have done some woodworking, and have some tools you think would be useful, feel free to bring them. It does not hurt to bring more than you need.


Austin School of Furniture has the right to cancel this class at anytime if the minimum amount of students is not reached.

See our Refund Policy here

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