Cherry Trestle Table #1: Tops & Bottoms

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Blog entry by TMcG posted 1246 days ago 1625 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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This is a build blog of my efforts to build a cherry Trestle table.

For a detailed summary, see Marc’s site, the Wood Whisperer, Trestle Table series

Marc’s is Honduran Mahogany, I’m going with cherry as I wasn’t quite that confident given the $$’s concerned.

Anyway, pretty much following Marc’s process and here’s where we are as of today;

Templates made;

All the milling and initial blank making was done last weekend so here’s where we are after today’s bandsawing efforts, these 3.5” cherry blanks sure gave the Ridgid a workout but I’m pretty happy with the result so far.

Now I actually need to go back to Connecticut Wood Group as, with some knot’s, defects, bad edges etc.. (and being a complete noob), I don’t actually have enough 8/4 left for the upright support blanks.

So, whilst that’s acclimatising, I think we’ll build the top.


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#1 posted 1246 days ago

Lookin good..

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#2 posted 1246 days ago

Thanks Larry, how are things down there in God’s country ?


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#3 posted 1245 days ago

I loved that table that Mark did. Good luck.

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#4 posted 1245 days ago

Looking good!

-- CJIII Future cabinetmaker

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