High Rise Trestle Table

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Project by Timzwoodz posted 12-21-2014 12:05 AM 1274 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Good Day LJs

This trestle table was built using plans/article from Wood Magazine, Feb 99, Issue 112. It was a good project to practice mortise and tenon joinery.

This table should fit nicely (along with two chairs) in a small alcove / niche just outside the galley kitchen of my son’s apartment.

I had plenty of clear white oak available for the arched feet, tapered uprights, and rectangular stretcher, but ran out of enough to do the top completely with the same color and tone. Rumbling through my lumber stash, I found some white oak boards that were of the grey/green tone one occasionally encounters in this species. I decided to add a little with visual contrast to the top by gluing up the boards in a stripe pattern, (4” wide boards of “grey” oak, 3” boards of “whiter” white oak).

For a final accent, I used wedges of purpleheart to secure the stretcher’s through tenon to the uprights. The entire table is stained with Watco Natural Danish Oil, final finish to be determined.

This was my final project of the year before the annual cleanup of the garage, machine tune-up, and vacuuming of all the walls and ceiling to remove the clinging dust! Merry Christmas to all and a Happy Safe New Year!

-- Being half Irish and half Scottish, I love to drink but hate to pay for it

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#1 posted 12-30-2014 04:59 AM

Nice table, love the purpleheart accent. Hope you got the shop cleaned up in time for the new year.


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#2 posted 12-30-2014 05:31 AM

Great looking table! Well done.

I’m thinking that this table will be treasured for years to come…

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 01-07-2015 07:19 PM

Thanks to both for the cleanup continues, but cold weather will justify the easy disposal of cutoffs (destination: fireplace!)

-- Being half Irish and half Scottish, I love to drink but hate to pay for it

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