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  1. Trestle Dining Table - Cherry

    A few months ago my wife got fed up with our dining table (that actually happened a long time ago, but a few months ago she decided she didn't want to refinish it). So we went to a couple stores to see what they had available. Well, we weren't wowed and I mentioned that I would love to build...
  2. Woodworking Skill Share
    I am building a trestle table and have completed the base. See the pictures attached. The picture shows the base upside down. The tenon glue joints are the joints identified in the picture. These top stretchers have slots that accommodate wood pieces that hold the top to the base. The problem is...
  3. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hi everyone! After some projects for me, is time to get the wife happy and build something for her, actually it will be for both of us but she chose the design and I have to comply haha. We are renovating the shower room but didn't like the vanities within our budget, and the ones we liked are...
  4. Jigs & Fixtures
    I have acquired a very large piece of UHMW It is 2" x 48" x 48" roughly. Any idea what I should do with it? Anyone have any idea what it is worth?
  5. Designing Woodworking Projects
    Hello all, I am starting my first Farmhouse table and had a question in regards to the aesthetics. I picked up some reclaimed chestnut trusses that vary in width. They range from 5" - 7" wide and 6/4 thickness. These are 8' planks. When I first envisioned this I wanted all the planks to be...
  6. Marketplace Classifieds
    I have many (30) approx sears Craftsman Wood Cutting Band Saw blades in the box 80" Length : , 1/4" Width Am looking to get rid of all the blades. please let me know if you are interested. Best offer Thanks Mark Virginia
  7. Finishing
    I'm getting ready to start a new trestle table build. This will be my 3rd table of this type. The previous two were built of construction grade pine. They turned out pretty good and I learned quite a bit during both builds. However, I'm looking to make a hardwood table this time. This table will...
  8. Power Tools, Hardware and Accessories
    If you've read my blog (if you haven't - you've not missed much!) I'm having trouble with being able to open the paper clamps without making my hands spasm. Someone suggested using hook and loop paper. I've been looking over the site and I found several discussions about hook and loop - but I've...
  9. Blogs
    My first attempt at an oak saddle stand Yesterday I bought my first saddle (for my Cowboy Action Shooting activities) and need a place to put it. So I went out and purchased some 1×3x6 Red Oak from Lowes, for the cross members. I had some 1×12x4 Red Oak already at the house so with those...
  10. Blogs
    One Project & Class Descriptions Good week for struggles and not-quite-there-yets in the woodshop this week. Three projects left the floor complete. The first, chalkboard that has been wind-blown, vandalized and otherwise destroyed three times. We'll see if it sticks this time. Here's the...
  11. Blogs
    Massive Board and Table Top This trestle table design is in a Modern Art Nouveau style and the table top started with a board that can only be described as MASSIVE. With an average width of 39 inches across and an impressive 15 feet long, the 2" thick board featured two live edges (flitch or...
  12. Blogs
    Part 1 Right Click to Download Right Click to Download in HD Subscription Options http://blip.tv/play/AYKQmmUA This is the first in a 3-part series dedicated to the design and construction of a trestle table. But its not your everyday trestle table, since it will have a smooth sculpted look...
  13. Blogs
    Planer Sled Construction I have been asked to build a large dining room table for a friend out of some very large pieces of VG fir. The wood has sentimental value for her and has been sitting in her barn for about a decade. We sat down and discussed various design options, and she has decided...
  14. Blogs
    Family It's a very exciting time in life right now. Our first daughter is due any day now and our life is about to re-center around a very special little girl. In my family, a lot of time gets spent in the kitchen and I think one of great hallmarks of family is gathering around the kitchen...
  15. Blogs
    A sunday afternoons pick for the shop! Hey friends, hope all is well out there. For anyone that enjoys my type of woodwork and shop I thought that I would have a separate blog series for when I am not actually working on projects but finding cool picks, auction purchases or just adding to the...
  16. Blogs
    TRESTLE TABLE TOP IS STARTING TO TAKE SHAPE Trestle Table Top is Starting To Take Shape: Yesterday I started preparing to make the top for my trestle table…. http://www.gunpowderwoodworks.com/blog/2012/6/19/trestle-table-top-is-starting-to-take-shape.html
  17. Blogs
    Milling 6/4 Rough Sawn Lumber Parts After several days of study and analysis, I decided I would make a trestle table for my granddaughter Torrence. It boiled down between this relatively small trestle table or a shaker style writing desk with two drawers under the table top. Each would be...
  18. Blogs
    Trestle Table Style / Beer Pong Table (For a college student) My daughter wanted to make a beer pong table for her boyfriend's 21st birthday. The design goals were: The height and size of the table had to be close to regulation size Inlay cardboard box cutouts that he has collected of...
  19. Blogs
    Extendable Trestle Table, Myth or Makeable? I had a request for a Trestle Table with 2-3 extensions. Have any of you seen such a table? I am not sure as to how to design it. Should the rails slide over the trestle or should the stretcher slide? How would you hide the rails other than using an...
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