This Week In the Shop #3: Marble Trestle Table for Grilling

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Blog entry by WhiskeyWaters posted 05-31-2011 04:46 AM 2127 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
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There’s a saying in electronic/maker/hacker circles. Sometimes, you just need enough junk before you can start doing cool stuff. You need a “critical mass” of stuff. This trestle table came together because of a “critical mass” of junk. The pressure treated base was scrap pieces from a variety of sources (work, my own projects, etc) and the top came from a neighbor’s remodel. As any maker will tell you: if you don’t collect the stuff somewhere, you don’t get the idea to use it. The process works and I got a cute little grilling table out of it.

I enjoyed this build – I just wish that front right corner didn’t dip so much. A matchbook oughta fix that little twist.

Posted the build at

-- make it safe & keep the rubber side down.

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#1 posted 05-31-2011 08:59 AM

I’m with you. can’t have enough junk as long as it is wood. Nice trestle table.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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