This is the simplest form of small table involving the tenonandmortise joint. It is appropriate from the standpoint of utility, and when well proportioned is good in design. To secure the necessary element of strength, the rails should be made but very little, if any, less than four inches in width. This piece may be made of almost any wood. Carefully selected pine stained brown will make a serviceable and beautiful table in this design. Chestnut may be used with good results. Oak, fumed or stained and fixed with some preservative such as thin shellac and then waxed, will give the best appearance.