Trestle table

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Project by MrMe posted 07-05-2016 12:01 AM 1328 views 5 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My first time working with rough lumber. Should have started with a smaller project! Walnut lived up to it’s reputation of being easy to work with although the boards had a small crook requiring some work to square them off for edge joining. I worked from plans off the Ana White website, and while straightforward I wish I had used better joinery for the legs. I have a feeling that I may redo them in the future. I chickened out and only used pocket screws to make the table top. That way I could go backwards if I screwed up without having to worry about glue. The top is 8 feet by 38 inches and should seat 10 comfortably. Time for a family get-together!

-- I thought I wanted a job - turns out I just wanted a paycheck.

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#1 posted 07-05-2016 01:40 PM

nice work

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#2 posted 07-05-2016 02:46 PM

This trestle table turned out so nicely.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#3 posted 07-06-2016 08:35 PM

Very nice. I love the longitudinal truss design, give’s it more of a sense of action.

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#4 posted 07-06-2016 11:09 PM

Thanks for the feedback. Woodworking is a labor of love.

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#5 posted 07-12-2016 08:55 PM

really like this. good job

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#6 posted 07-12-2016 09:22 PM

Very nice table …....... now bring on the food ….....LOL ............. GREAT JOB

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#7 posted 08-22-2016 12:51 AM

wow, really love this type of table, nice build…

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#8 posted 11-22-2016 04:35 PM

I love this table design. Can’t wait to give it a try myself. I don’t plan to use pocket screws but that may change since I’m not very experienced at cutting tenons and doing mortises. Then again everyone has to learn sometime.

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