trestle kitchen table

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Project by Lucasd2002 posted 11-05-2018 07:25 PM 1386 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.

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#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.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#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.

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#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

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

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

-- Galootish log blog,

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

Looks great, well done.

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

Love this! Looks great.

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

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

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#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

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#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.

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#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

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

A project to be proud of , Nice looking table.

-- Furniture By Douglas, Comstock Park, MI

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