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Pine Trestle Table and Bench

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Project by Julian posted 10-06-2019 05:20 PM 329 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

First let me say that it’s good to be back here as well as building with my hands again. I haven’t been on here for quite a few years due to life throwing a wrench in my plans. Suffice it to say that I’m back on my feet now and am rebuilding my workshop a little at a time now that I have a new house to work on.

This trestle table and bench are the second project I’ve undertaken after buying a house a month ago.

It’s a quick and basic build using pocket screws and typical #2 SPF lumber from the big box store. I used Varathane dark walnut stain and sprayed on 4 coats of satin poly. Not my best work but it will definitely serve my family well while I work on replacing all my large shop equipment that I used to have. There will be a walnut version with real mortise and tenon joinery in the future to replace this one.

Thanks for looking.

Julian

I look forward to being able to post more of my projects in the near future.

-- Julian, Homewood, IL





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woodshaver Tony C

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#1 posted 10-06-2019 05:46 PM

Welcome back Julian! Either way you new table looks really nice and sturdy. So I guess you don’t have to worry about beating on this one now that your plans are for a better one in the future! I like the style of this and would copy it if we need one! Nice work!

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#2 posted 10-06-2019 07:03 PM

Table looks good in its new home, suits the room well against the window sash and floor. And because of the lumber you used you wont cry woefully if the kids do dumb stuff to it.

Not saying YOU have dumb kids or anything, just that I do…........... Built a custom-fit desk for my boy, then gave him his first pen-knife for a birthday, and perhaps you can imagine how he proceeded to explore the capabilities of a pen-knife by carving up the desk!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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woodshaver Tony C

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#3 posted 10-06-2019 07:19 PM

@Brian, I hear you!
I built a nice pine coffee table back in the early 80 and our 4 year old decided to hammer the entire top with his matchbox car.

-- St Augustine FL, Experience is the sum of our mistakes!

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wildwoodbybrianjohns

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#4 posted 10-06-2019 11:28 PM


@Brian, I hear you!
I built a nice pine coffee table back in the early 80 and our 4 year old decided to hammer the entire top with his matchbox car.

- woodshaver Tony C

A textured finish. Ataboy!

-- Wildwood by Brian Johns: It is wiser to find out, than to suppose (S. Clemens)

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swirt

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#5 posted 10-07-2019 01:52 AM

A good looking farm table Nice work, and welcome back.

-- Galootish log blog, http://www.timberframe-tools.com

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