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$40 Trestle Table #3: Nearly finished; spent another $7, oh well...

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Blog entry by Craftsman on the lake posted 1197 days ago 1510 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 2: Trestle Legs Part 3 of $40 Trestle Table series Part 4: Last entry. She wants benches too »

Ah well, I seem to have skipped a few steps. The table started to come together so fast I probably should have had an interim post in here.

It’s all assembled now. Since the last post I glued up the legs and top/bottom braces and made the cross brace and pegs that hold it to the legs. I must say that when a table like this is assembled it certainly is hefty and rigid. The pegs really hold the cross brace in tightly.
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I attached the top to the top braces with four insert nuts and connecting bolds. I also added four adjustable feet to the bottom of the table legs to allow for leveling. So, i’ve increased my cost by about $7 going over my $40 amount. I designed and assembled the table on the fly as I went along, hence the sweep in the bottom of the brace and the two round over holes in it like in the table legs.

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The tenons glued into the mortises nicely on the legs but I put in some countersunk screws anyway. So, if you remove the four connecting bolds with an allen wrench and knock out the pegs on the crosspiece you end up with a top, two legs and a cross member. Good for transporting. This table will go to my niece as she moves into a new place as a kitchen table.

I’ll try to get a project finished picture up after it’s sanded and with a poly on it.

-- The smell of wood, coffee in the cup, the wife let's me do my thing, the lake is peaceful.



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ellen35

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#1 posted 1197 days ago

This is awesome! I am looking forward to the finished table.
Ellen

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canadianchips

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#2 posted 1197 days ago

Good looking table. I like it !

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#3 posted 1197 days ago

Looks great, I like the design you used.

-- I don't make mistakes, I have great learning lessons, Greg

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#4 posted 1195 days ago

Great build…looking forward to the finished project ….I’m sure that your niece will love it : )

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