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Project by ChuckV posted 01-28-2021 07:07 PM 1564 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this trestle table from black walnut. The only other species is a bit of bloodwood for the wedges between the stretcher and the legs. I bought the walnut from a closing cabinet shop over 12 years ago. It was great to work with. The table top is about 82” by 31”. The finish is Danish Oil and polyurethane.

I got the urge to make this table a few days before Christmas. Since my shop is unheated, there was a lot of bringing stuff in and out of the house. The cat took ownership of the new furniture early on:

This last photo shows the table along with surrounding pine and cherry pieces that I have made over the years:

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Andre

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#1 posted 01-28-2021 07:27 PM

AHHHH! Walnut, Drool Beautiful table.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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Smitty_Cabinetshop

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#2 posted 01-28-2021 07:35 PM

Ah, love this!!

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#3 posted 01-28-2021 07:43 PM

Perfect job with a traditional design. It’ll last forever, very well done!

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#4 posted 01-28-2021 09:28 PM

Beautiful table. Now for the chairs!

-- Darrel

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#5 posted 01-29-2021 03:23 AM

thats damn sweet chuck,i love those bloodwood wedges,hopefully the color will hold,at least for awhile.that finish is beautiful,i normally use only oil but that poly came out beautiful.a real nice job man.

-- 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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#6 posted 01-29-2021 03:23 AM

Nice work ChuckV. I like the slender look of the trestles. Looks great with the other pieces you’ve done.

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ChuckV

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#7 posted 01-29-2021 01:49 PM

Thanks for all the kind comments.

Pottz – Yes, I am interested to see what happens with the bloodwood over time. They are protected from the light being under the table. If they do get dull, I can always replace them.

-- "Join the chorus if you can. It'll make of you an honest man." - I. Anderson

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pottz

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#8 posted 01-29-2021 03:01 PM



Thanks for all the kind comments.

Pottz – Yes, I am interested to see what happens with the bloodwood over time. They are protected from the light being under the table. If they do get dull, I can always replace them.

- ChuckV


yeah thats true easy too replace.

-- 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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#9 posted 01-30-2021 12:37 AM

That is just plain beautiful.

-- "wood" and "good" rhyme, but not "food"

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#10 posted 01-31-2021 01:52 PM

Lovely piece. I especially appreciate that for a large table that visually it’s quite “light” looking.

-- "As are the things we make, so are we ourselves." - Lin Yutang

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#11 posted 02-01-2021 05:31 AM

A very elegant table.

—Madts.

-- Thor and Odin are still the greatest of Gods.

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Joe Lyddon

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#12 posted 02-01-2021 06:25 AM

Chuck,

I think I am losing my gourd…

I coulda sworn that I commented on your beautiful table…

I cannot see it anywhere!

Am I losing it? :) Have I already LOST IT?!

Thank you,
Joe

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ChuckV

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#13 posted 02-01-2021 01:58 PM

Thank you again for the encouraging comments.

Joe – and thank you for the laugh!

-- "Join the chorus if you can. It'll make of you an honest man." - I. Anderson

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