Trestle table

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Project by distrbd posted 09-08-2014 04:58 PM 1598 views 2 times favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is made with Maple,the only reason I chose maple was,I needed to laminate 2” thick for the legs ,Maple was available at a decent price,for the top I was looking for 1.1/4”Cherry but the price was unbelievably too high ,my buddy got a deal ,300 bdft of Maple already cut and planed ,,it was all plain maple,had a real hard time staining it,ended up using General,water based stain.
Learned a few thing with finishing Maple ,what works ,what doesn’t.overall my wife is happy with it.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 09-08-2014 05:05 PM

Looks very beautiful. Nice job.

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#2 posted 09-08-2014 05:28 PM

Awesome looking. Love it.


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#3 posted 09-08-2014 10:47 PM

beautiful,nice work!!!

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#4 posted 09-08-2014 11:04 PM

That baby’ll hold a couple o big turkeys and or ducks for Thanksgiving this year. A real beauty.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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Scott Oldre

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#5 posted 09-09-2014 12:07 AM

I think it looks excellent. I have a table to make soon and I might just have to go the Maple way too. The load of walnut I got was still too wet. Really like the legs you made.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#6 posted 09-10-2014 04:15 PM

Wife happy = good job. I use the “would wife be OK with this” quality test all the time.

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#7 posted 11-15-2015 10:56 PM

I am so impressed with this, and not a little envious. The detail on the legs is really great! 5 stars.

-- There are good ships and there are wood ships, the ships that sail the sea, but the best ships are friendships and may they always be.

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