trestle kitchen table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Lucasd2002 posted 11-05-2018 07:25 PM 1192 views 5 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was my recent large project. My first “real” furniture project. I designed the trestle base structure using red oak (except for the wedges in the through-tenons) and the top is 8/4 cherry. I cut the 2 breadboard ends from one board and incorporated some sapwood into each end to provide some symmetry.

The base has some thinned latex paint followed by multiple coats of GF water-based topcoat. The top has 3 coats of WDO natural followed by 5 coats of Arm-R-Seal.

The final dimensions of the top are 84”x48”. Each trestle assembly (top and bottom) are 35-36” wide.

11 comments so far

View pottz's profile (online now)


6981 posts in 1542 days

#1 posted 11-05-2018 07:40 PM

nice table,i like the contrast between the cherry and the painted base.i also like to see sap wood used in did a great job on this.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

View therealSteveN's profile


4276 posts in 1132 days

#2 posted 11-05-2018 10:25 PM

Use the whole darn tree, and it will have some character that a few select boards will never have. I too like that Gray base, with that warm Cherry, very nice contrast.

Great job, thanks for sharing.

-- Think safe, be safe

View Terry O's profile

Terry O

159 posts in 1822 days

#3 posted 11-06-2018 12:36 AM

Great looking table, I also like some sapwood – it makes every piece unique.

-- Terry O, Stonewall, MB, Canada

View swirt's profile


4373 posts in 3530 days

#4 posted 11-06-2018 02:00 AM

Nice pairing of the cherry with the gray legs. Looks nice.

-- Galootish log blog,

View JimMartini's profile


8 posts in 1255 days

#5 posted 11-06-2018 04:47 AM

Looks great, well done.

View edapp's profile


324 posts in 1988 days

#6 posted 11-06-2018 01:03 PM

Love this! Looks great.

View BrianHurstWW's profile


45 posts in 399 days

#7 posted 11-06-2018 03:33 PM

Love the contrasting colors and grains. Nice job showing the grain on the base.

View BigMig's profile


473 posts in 3171 days

#8 posted 11-06-2018 05:39 PM

Great work. I too love that you showed teh sapwood in your breaqdboard edge. And also using a natural looking tusk/wedge with painted base – very nice. thanks for sharing

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

View Jeremymcon's profile


378 posts in 1238 days

#9 posted 11-06-2018 05:58 PM

I like this a lot. After I buy a house with a bigger kitchen a cherry trestle table is on the top of my list for sure! I like the painted base.

View Grumpy's profile


25841 posts in 4409 days

#10 posted 11-07-2018 02:13 AM

Lucas , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

View Doug Scott's profile

Doug Scott

137 posts in 3007 days

#11 posted 11-16-2018 04:15 AM

A project to be proud of , Nice looking table.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics