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Project by MyHogany posted 03-10-2015 02:49 AM 1216 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I finally finished the trestle table, a gift for a friend. Although it took me quite awhile to build it; I learned so much about woodworking, it was worth all the time and effort. This is white oak, with my own formula for dye color and finish.





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jasonallen

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#1 posted 03-10-2015 03:59 AM

That’s awesome! Must be quite a friend. Seems like it has breadboard ends with their own breadboard ends.

-- Skill and confidence are an unconquered army.

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#2 posted 03-10-2015 04:08 AM

That’s a beautiful table.
Have you got the ends set up as breadboard ends or company boards?
What kind of joinery did you use.
Beautiful and a job well done. Congrats on the project coming out so beautiful for you.

-- Bruce Free Plans http://plans.sawmillvalley.org

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#3 posted 03-10-2015 12:49 PM

great job! Love the details and I am certain that your friend greatly appreciates all your hard work

-- Jeff Lemont, IL. https://jeffscustomfurniture.com

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#4 posted 03-10-2015 10:44 PM

stealing that one

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#5 posted 03-11-2015 12:11 AM

That’s a great looking—and massive dining table! Looks fit for King Arthur!

-- Dean

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#6 posted 03-11-2015 01:34 AM

A mighty table, great work.

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#7 posted 03-14-2015 12:06 PM

That’s an awesome table, I would have had a hard time giving that away.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#8 posted 03-14-2015 12:09 PM

Wow! This is a real beauty.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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#9 posted 03-14-2015 08:49 PM

Thanks for the kind words. The table extensions have breadboard forms around them, but are even in thickness to the table. They slide into the table ends, which are not breadboarded (is there such a word ?). Almost all joinery is mortise and tenon, once you unscrew the tabletop holders, you can break it down in about 2 minutes. This was my first attempt to make a table, learned a lot, overcame a lot of fears.

Scott, ask away and I’ll answer any questions you may have.

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