Hickory Dining Room Trestle Table #4: Assembly of base and Slides frame

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Blog entry by PPK posted 12-02-2019 03:49 PM 597 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Happy Thanksgiving, everyone! I’m thankful for wood! And for the great people who are willing to share their experience here in Lumberjocks. Oh, and for Cricket, the moderator!

Well, I got some time over the long weekend to do some more work on the dining room table. Where I left off, I had just finished up the trestle ends.

I added walnut pegs to the through-tenon joints.

I refined the fit of the stretchers, and dry fit them into the trestle ends.

I cut walnut wedges to fit into the through tenons of the stretchers.

Then I moved on to measuring up the table slides and preparing to make a frame to mount them on.

I built a frame to mount the slides on. This frame will also be what the two extra leaves store on.

I test fit the top onto the base. It’ll sit a little higher than this picture; I don’t have the slides installed yet.

That’s it. Next step will be to do a bunch of sanding and then apply the finish! I’m hoping to get it done so that when my family comes for Christmas, we can all gather around it! That’ll be a challenge knowing my speed…

“Remember the past with gratitude. Live the present with enthusiasm. Look forward to the future with confidence.” –St. John Paul II

-- Pete

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Dave Polaschek

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#1 posted 12-02-2019 04:01 PM

It’s looking good, Pete!

I hear slow & steady wins the race, so I’m confident you’ll get ‘er done.

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#2 posted 12-02-2019 05:19 PM

man thats turning out real sweet,nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 12-03-2019 04:21 PM

Pete, it’s going to be a great piece of furniture. Thanks for the blog.

-- "With every tool obtained, there is another that is needed" DonW ( Kevin )

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#4 posted 12-03-2019 04:53 PM

Thanks. It’s been a really good project, one I’ve always wanted to do.

-- Pete

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