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Tressel Table

12-31-2016 02:05 AM by canadianchips | 2 comments »

Went from this pile to this: I’ve finally finished it.I have dreamt about a tressel table for 6-7 years now.Partially finished my workshop. Enough to get heat in it and build things.Finished tearing down barn Oct 30.Used 6×6 beams for legsCut 4×6 smaller for tressel supports. (These were from under walls. Been sitting on concrete for 100 years) I was amazed at the shape they were in. In a 48×28 barn I salvaged 1/2 of them.The table top is from hayloft joists. We had issues with broken nails. I ripped the narrower to do glue up. Hit all kinds of rusty broken nails. Nothing re sharpening didnt fix. (I sharpen my own)The table is 74” l x 42&#...

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