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Project by geekwoodworker posted 06-11-2018 10:15 PM 2936 views 5 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Built myself this farmhouse table. It is 72×31” and is made of Ash. I used loose tenons and draw bore to hold it all together. I really do love this type of joint and how it pulls everything together. Stained it with Medium walnut danish oil. Used 1/2” threaded rod and 1/4” plate steel to hold the stretcher in and keep it tight together. Also easy to break down to move when required.

Here are some more pics of the process.

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#1 posted 06-11-2018 10:39 PM

Very nicely done and sturdy enough to have an elephant stand on it too!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#2 posted 06-11-2018 11:21 PM

You are an excellent craftsman. The table is beautiful. Well done!!

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#3 posted 06-12-2018 12:46 AM

Massive is mandatory for a farm table. A lightweight that goes skittering across the floor is of no use around farm lads.

Wonderful pic post as well.

Awesome, beef, and brawn well done. Thanks for posting.

-- Think safe, be safe

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#4 posted 06-12-2018 01:37 AM

Well done, great design

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#5 posted 06-12-2018 02:12 AM

Very nicely done and sturdy enough to have an elephant stand on it too!

- ralbuck

Exactly, excellent build though. Looks great and the idea to be able to break it down in a move is a back saver later.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#6 posted 06-12-2018 06:06 AM

That’s the real beast! So awesome table- I like that farm style.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 06-12-2018 01:16 PM

This trestle table exhibits a lot of wonderful detail and craftsmanship. Nice work!

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#8 posted 06-12-2018 01:28 PM

Great looking table. Nicely executed with some great looking wood.

-- Galootish log blog,

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#9 posted 06-13-2018 03:41 PM

Wow. This is a super table. I love the well deserved sturdy design. Tremendous job! I hope you enjoy many family meals with it!

-- AJ

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