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For a good friend, I built a coffee table "replica" of a full-size trestle table that her father had built in the 1970s (and which is still in service in the dining room of the General Store in Spring Green). In one of the sheds on her farm, she still had some of the discarded "ends" of "Grampy Walnut" from her father's original project. I was able to use these in making the top, breadboard ends, and the main upright sections of the trestles. The remaining walnut for the stretcher and the feet and top supports come from my remaining supply of walnut from my father's farm in SW Wisconsin. I did alter her father's original design (in addition to downsizing it to a coffee table), by adding maple tusk keys as an accent rather than matching walnut. Finished with multiple coats of Danish oil (natural) and then (2 weeks later) several coats of poly on the top (only).

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Good job … looks great! I sure it means a lot to your friend to be able to use the "old" lumber. New old memories!
 

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nice table - maple keys are a plus
 

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sounds like a table filled with great memories,which always make the best builds.beautiful job.
 

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Great table! And great name too ;)
 

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Beautiful table love the wood.
 

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Beautiful table and walnut is always a favorite of mine. Very nice finish on the table, too.
 

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love it !!!!!
 
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