Trestle Table Desks #5: Trestles glued up and ready to sand. Now: what's that stretcher going to look like?

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Blog entry by Lee Barker posted 11-20-2010 01:57 AM 1577 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 4: Shaping the feet and anticipating an uneven floor Part 5 of Trestle Table Desks series Part 6: Creating stretcher, finishing substructure, gluing up tops »

These went together beautifully, thanks to careful custom fitting and labeling tongues and grooves. As noted before, the structure is cherry and the panels are juniper.

I haven’t yet envisaged the stretcher, so that’s the Monday project. It may be cherry, it may be juniper. Both are in stock.

There was another insight that struck me today while I was thinking about the logistics of finishing these two pieces and how much real estate that would require and how much that would put the kibosh on other work.

I’ll finish the bases first, before I even glue up the tops! I can finish these in my bass/inventory/former spray room and shut the door and do other work in the shop while they dry!

When the tops are done, they can either be finished in tandem in the main shop (kiboshing other work simultaneously) or be finished one at a time in the BIFS room.

Enough hard thinking for this week. I’ll wail through some 150 grit paper and call it a day.

-- " his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"

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#1 posted 11-20-2010 03:59 AM

Coming together quite nicely.

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#2 posted 11-20-2010 05:18 PM

Looking good, Lee.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#3 posted 11-20-2010 05:55 PM

Looking good! Nice idea to put finish on the subassembly level – easier shapes to deal with and smaller too.

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#4 posted 12-10-2010 04:23 AM

Absolutley looking fine, Cant wait till they are stained.


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