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Walnut 45 degree Trestle Table

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Project by Jesse posted 01-04-2015 12:41 PM 4018 views 5 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This was a customer build of which he said “I like walnut….that’s all I know” .....Perfect…..
So I challenged myself to do most edges at 45 degree angles. Now it’s not what I call a “Authentic Trestle” being it’s a fixed trestle beam. The framing of the legs was capped in on all 4 sides by 4/4 which was 45’d on each edge and I was amazed how measuring 17 times and cutting one actually did work Dad….

Lot’s of fun with this build and look forward to doing it again…..when I retire.

-- www.rusticwoodwerks.com





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majuvla

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#1 posted 01-04-2015 12:48 PM

This realy awsome piece of table!

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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geekwoodworker

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#2 posted 01-04-2015 12:54 PM

Beautiful table and well made. Is it reclaimed wood also? I am going to build one from reclaimed wood soon and this design is giving me some ideas. I look forward to seeing more reclaimed projects from you.

thanks for posting

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Mustang67

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#3 posted 01-04-2015 01:07 PM

Well, I don’t think that’s going to change his love for walnut. Beautiful build, and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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Jesse

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#4 posted 01-04-2015 01:12 PM

No it was lumber yard bought 4/4 & 8/4. I’ve never seen reclaimed that nice…..Maybe in the rich parts of town they probably through good wood like that out.

-- www.rusticwoodwerks.com

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gfadvm

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#5 posted 01-04-2015 02:18 PM

Outstanding! I love how you made the legs look like a single beam. And the 45s look just right.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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CharlesA

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#6 posted 01-04-2015 03:01 PM

nice

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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Sodbuster

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#7 posted 01-04-2015 03:14 PM

Very nice table, and I hate to sound a negative note, but those corners may well spread apart over a year’s time. As the table picks up and loses moisture content, regardless of finish, the difference between longitudinal swelling, which is virtually zero, and transverse, even though small in kiln dried wood, will nevertheless cause a problem. Hence the use of breadboard ends or no cap over the end grain at all.

Hope I’m wrong.

M. Clark

-- M Clark, Georgia

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CharlesA

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#8 posted 01-04-2015 03:16 PM

I wondered about that myself. Looks good now.

-- "Man is the only animal which devours his own, for I can apply no milder term to the general prey of the rich on the poor." ~Thomas Jefferson

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KevinL

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#9 posted 01-04-2015 10:04 PM

Very, very nice!

-- KevinL

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Buckethead

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#10 posted 01-04-2015 11:27 PM

Excellent!

-- Support woodworking hand models. Buy me a sawstop.

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Todd Swartwood

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#11 posted 01-05-2015 12:25 AM

The possibility is just that, a possibility. There is a fair chance it will not happen.
If it does Just put a little thought into it and you will be able to fix it.
Have a Blessed New Year, Todd

-- Todd Swartwood (Todd Swart-Woodworks)

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mbs

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#12 posted 01-05-2015 03:35 AM

Great table. Beautiful wood.

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Rick S.

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#13 posted 01-05-2015 04:53 AM



The possibility is just that, a possibility. There is a fair chance it will not happen.
If it does Just put a little thought into it and you will be able to fix it.
Have a Blessed New Year, Todd

- Todd Swartwood

Agree with Todd.

Beautiful Table Dave! ........That Lovely Lady you have your arms around isn’t to hard on the eyes either. ;-}

Rick

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Jesse

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#14 posted 01-05-2015 04:55 AM

Yes that could be a problem. Especially since the guy lives in San Francisco with all the micro climates and changing fog one part of the day then sunny warm. I’ll have to check in with him to see how its holding up.
thanks for the point guys!!

Staying humble enables me to keep learn from others…

-- www.rusticwoodwerks.com

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#15 posted 01-05-2015 05:42 AM

What are the overall dimensions on this beauty?

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