Tressel Table

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Blog entry by canadianchips posted 12-31-2016 02:05 AM 927 reads 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Went from this pile

to this:

I’ve finally finished it.
I have dreamt about a tressel table for 6-7 years now.
Partially finished my workshop. Enough to get heat in it and build things.
Finished tearing down barn Oct 30.
Used 6×6 beams for legs
Cut 4×6 smaller for tressel supports. (These were from under walls. Been sitting on concrete for 100 years) I was amazed at the shape they were in. In a 48×28 barn I salvaged 1/2 of them.
The table top is from hayloft joists. We had issues with broken nails. I ripped the narrower to do glue up. Hit all kinds of rusty broken nails. Nothing re sharpening didnt fix. (I sharpen my own)
The table is 74” l x 42” w x 30” high.
Im guessing it weighs 300-400 lbs.
I made the legs removable to transport. Held together with tennonl wedge.
Left all nail holes in edges exposed….....people here suggested it that way.

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#1 posted 12-31-2016 12:14 PM

Wow! that looks Great cc, I agree that it looks better for not filling in all the holes, I like the idea of making it portable, I reckon you will be getting more invitations, once word gets out! hahaha Happy New Year!

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#2 posted 01-03-2017 04:57 PM

Nice very sturdy table!!


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