Trestle dining table #3: beam and finishing the uprights

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Blog entry by moshel posted 01-16-2013 03:14 AM 2134 reads 0 times favorited 1 comment Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Making the supports Part 3 of Trestle dining table series Part 4: attaching the beam to the verticlas »

have some time now, so expect more progress!

first, i milled and chamfered the beam. although the plan calls for laminating two 3/4” pieces i used single 1.5” piece

as i am making the table easy to break apart and move, the beam will not be glued and doweled to the uprights. to get more lateral strength, i routed dadoes in the upright that fit the beam.

as you can see my dado blade leave a groove :-(

uprights sanded together to 180P

and chamfered according to the plan. this is not an easy part. they recommend using full face mask and i should have heeded their advice. you have to look very closely at the router to stop at the right places.

closeup on the detail (before final sanding):

this detail collide a little with the dado, hopefully it will look ok.

tomorrow i’ll assemble the sides. Have a good day!

-- The woods are lovely, dark and deep, but I have promises to keep...

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#1 posted 01-16-2013 04:41 AM

Great looking timber, good that you are getting to use a big chunk of it now. Should be a really solid and beautiful table.

-- Dave, Christchurch NZ

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