LumberJocks

Trestle Table with Modern Appeal

  • Advertise with us
Project by CarterR posted 06-17-2014 01:26 PM 3397 views 20 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

If that title sounds familiar it is because it came from a semi recent Fine Woodworking article. We needed a informal dining table for our kitchen and I loved this design.

The table is made from Douglas Fir. I was able to find some 2 1/2” X 5” beams at a local salvage yard that provided more than enough material for the table.

The table is finished with three coats of General Finish’s Satin Arm R Seal.

The dimensions are 30” tall, 34 1/2” wide, 58” Long.

The Doug Fir beams

Gluing up the bookmatched table top

Shaping the table top edge profile


Assembly




-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTGAcJaoXizfbp04xpaokQ





16 comments so far

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

114692 posts in 2820 days


#1 posted 06-17-2014 01:42 PM

Cool looking table ,a super design and great build.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View Sergio's profile

Sergio

443 posts in 1935 days


#2 posted 06-17-2014 03:00 PM

It looks really nice. COngratulations.

-- - Greetings from Brazil - --

View deon's profile

deon

2454 posts in 2268 days


#3 posted 06-17-2014 03:12 PM

Looks great

-- Dreaming patterns

View TheWoodenOyster's profile

TheWoodenOyster

1273 posts in 1178 days


#4 posted 06-17-2014 03:40 PM

Great job. I built this table as well to 42” x 84” out of cherry for my in laws. Interesting build and a tough project in a small shop. How did you do the edge profile? I had to get creative (and dangerous) in my shop to get it right.

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

View CarterR's profile

CarterR

86 posts in 1261 days


#5 posted 06-17-2014 03:51 PM

I wanted to use cherry but my wife wanted it to match the other table I built in the kitchen. I have a festool track saw which makes cutting the initial bevel easy, but it only cuts to 45 degrees. The angle is 60 so I used a no.5 plane to to get down to 60. I then used a jigsaw to cut the curve and a block plane to clean it up. It is a great way to spruce up the table.

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTGAcJaoXizfbp04xpaokQ

View stefang's profile

stefang

15294 posts in 2577 days


#6 posted 06-17-2014 03:57 PM

Very nice design and a great result too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

View ChrisK's profile

ChrisK

1656 posts in 2324 days


#7 posted 06-17-2014 04:35 PM

Nice work.

-- Chris K

View siavosh's profile

siavosh

674 posts in 1113 days


#8 posted 06-17-2014 04:39 PM

Modern and sleek, are there any concerns in terms of the softness of the wood?

-- http://woodspotting.com/ -- Discover the most interesting woodworking blogs from around the world

View KayBee's profile

KayBee

1077 posts in 2489 days


#9 posted 06-17-2014 04:51 PM

I really like this table. Been thinking of making one, this helps move me from thinking to making.

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

View TheWoodenOyster's profile

TheWoodenOyster

1273 posts in 1178 days


#10 posted 06-17-2014 04:57 PM

Cool. Well done

-- The Wood Is Your Oyster

View kaerlighedsbamsen's profile

kaerlighedsbamsen

1147 posts in 956 days


#11 posted 06-17-2014 05:52 PM

Looks great. Did you alter the design in any way?

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

View CarterR's profile

CarterR

86 posts in 1261 days


#12 posted 06-17-2014 06:18 PM

Not too much. I made it smaller to fit the area, and I did not put an arc in the top stretcher under the table

-- https://www.youtube.com/channel/UClTGAcJaoXizfbp04xpaokQ

View Texcaster's profile

Texcaster

1055 posts in 916 days


#13 posted 06-17-2014 07:56 PM

Very nice work. I haven’t seen the article but it looks like a variation of a Shaker Harvest Table. I have built these large and small. In my experience the bottom rail is unnecessary. I really like the edge treatment.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

View Mean_Dean's profile

Mean_Dean

4227 posts in 2390 days


#14 posted 06-18-2014 12:43 AM

Great looking trestle table! I’m sure you’ll enjoy many fine meals around it!

-- Dean

View Kaleb the Swede's profile

Kaleb the Swede

1673 posts in 1212 days


#15 posted 06-18-2014 11:24 AM

That is some great craftsmanship. Well done, I wish we had a salvage yard close by

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

showing 1 through 15 of 16 comments

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com