Extendable Trestle Table, Myth or Makeable?

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Blog entry by ImaNewOne posted 07-30-2009 05:31 PM 8162 reads 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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 apron? The apron kind of defeats the style of a true trestle, IMO.

Any assistance, guidance, direction and even general sarcasm would be greatly appreciated.


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#1 posted 07-30-2009 05:42 PM

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#2 posted 07-30-2009 07:12 PM

check this out →
I would need to look at the issue at home for some further details.

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#3 posted 07-30-2009 07:14 PM

Rockler has the hardware.

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#4 posted 07-30-2009 07:37 PM

heres the link to Leevalley hardware – look at the ‘tech’ notes where you can see the leaf/extension setup in relation to the table/trestle/hardware

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#5 posted 07-30-2009 08:17 PM

That link to the one that Cool sent you is a nice plan….I made one for my sister (she uses it for a sewing and cutting table) and she loves it. I made hers out of oak instead of the poplar and cherry plywood they used in theirs. A significantly heavier table….but I had the wood already…

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#6 posted 07-31-2009 03:42 AM

Thanks all. I saw the one CoolDavion referenced and was actually looking for a center extension. I think the one shown @ Rockler is it.

Now to start the project and become a productive member here at LJ.


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