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Just finished a huge 4-month long trestle table build. All 8/4 hard maple, it's 9'x3' with seating for 10. Finished with dyed shellac and arm-r-seal. The client asked for "bombproof," well they definitely got it with this!

She's a beast of a table for sure, with the top/legs weighing in at about 300 lbs. the benches weigh about 80 lbs apiece. When your designing a project for a family of 10, you definitely need to overbuild to make sure things last for many years.

The structure is a 3.5" square H-style leg with half-lapped 8/4 support struts. The benches are constructed in exactly the same manner, all with 8/4 tops. The table can be disassembled easily and moved for storage if needed.

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Real nice and strong table!!
 

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Good job, great idea being able to take it apart.
 

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Wow! Nicely done. Does the THM stand for something of yours or something meaningful to the client? I'm sure it was hard to keep all that Maple from blotching.
 

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The THM is a monogram for the client/husband and family. Actually the maple didn't blotch too badly, put on a transtint base coat, and toned with dyed shellac for consistency. Thanks for the affirmations!
 
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