Trestle table with mortise and tenon breadboards

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Project by KonaCustom posted 06-16-2018 03:25 PM 2189 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here is a trestle style dining room table with breadboard ends. I had to modify the plans on this a little to account for wood movement. First there is the breadboards, I did these with a Domino. The outer mortises on the breadboard side are cut a little looser to allow for movement across the grain of the wood. I also added two additional skirts under the table and cut a dado 5/8’’ from the top of the skirt all the way across to allow for some z clips to be installed. The majority of the wood is reclaimed from pallets. The tabletop itself is Redwood. For finishing I used “Carrington” from Varathane and “Jacobean” from Minwax then added 3 coats of poly.

-- Joel, Poway

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#1 posted 06-16-2018 03:46 PM

Nice Table!!


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#2 posted 06-16-2018 03:57 PM

You have done a fine job on this farm Trestle table. It has a lot of nice details and craftsmanship.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#3 posted 06-16-2018 07:23 PM

Kinda looks like a cute dog to me, ohh I see there is a table there, pretty nice.

Seldom do you see a shot of the Tenon ends for a breadboard, or especially the method of top attachment, both are welcome shots, and thanks for them

Thanks for posting.

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#4 posted 06-16-2018 07:33 PM

Cute hound – love the finish on the table too – looking at it I’d have thought you’d used a blowtorch – very impressed :o)

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#5 posted 06-17-2018 03:53 AM

Good looking table…. and dog :)

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#6 posted 06-17-2018 12:18 PM

Beautiful table (and dog).

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC ::

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#7 posted 06-17-2018 01:35 PM

Looks like the dog thinks that table is his!

Great construction, looks well planned out.

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#8 posted 06-18-2018 05:16 PM

Very Nice Table, great workmanship.

-- Soli Deo gloria!

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