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simple trestle table (side table)

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Project by aurora posted 07-22-2019 04:50 PM 914 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

live edge elm top, maple legs and feet, oak trestle center span, walnut keys.
wanted something to take down and setup with no tools so used trestle construction and mortise and tenon legs and feet. using it on outside front porch so used a spar varnish finish. keys were on an 18 degree taper and seem to hold tight and lock in adequately. seam down the middle of top is due to planer width limitations.





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Andre

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#1 posted 07-22-2019 05:12 PM

Was really lovin it until I saw the screws!

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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aurora

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#2 posted 07-22-2019 06:53 PM

a temporary solution in lieu of a mortised top, to allow me time to evaluate how the slab top reacts to the outside humidity, . gonna give it a year full of seasons to see if she moves or is pretty stable before mortising the slab top

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pottz

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#3 posted 07-22-2019 07:18 PM

depending on your climate those screwed on brackets could cause some problems.you might want to do some elongated slots for the screws to allow for wood expansion and contraction.

-- 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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aurora

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#4 posted 07-22-2019 09:56 PM

the slots are elongated to allow for expansion/contraction across the grain as the humidity/temp drops. thanks for then input

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#5 posted 07-23-2019 10:39 AM

Looks great!

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#6 posted 07-24-2019 10:36 PM

Pretty cool work there Skippy. I like this a lot.

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