Mahogany Trestle Table

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Project by Luke Addington posted 03-16-2015 02:43 PM 2947 views 19 times favorited 25 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a mahogany trestle table I finished for a client about 6 months ago. The table was done entirely by hand except for the cove molding (don’t have any good molding planes yet). The base is finished with Osmo oil/wax. The top is finished with candlelight oil stain (the top is 8/4 African Mahogany, was very blonde and needed to be stained to match the genuine mahogany base), sanding sealer, pore filler, three coats of 50/50 polyurethane, three full coats of polyurethane, and finally a French polishing buffing compound.

The joinery consists of drawbored mortise & tenons and through wedged mortise & tenons. All hand cut and chopped. All of the curves and heavy chamfers were made with a spokeshave. A 50° pitch smooth plane left the final surface on all flat areas and the spokeshave for the curved.

-- Luke,

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#1 posted 03-16-2015 02:56 PM

This table turned out beautifully.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#2 posted 03-16-2015 03:04 PM

Welcome to LJs
Beautiful table,a very fine,clean build,I like the smooth crisp lines.

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#3 posted 03-16-2015 03:09 PM

Welcome to LJ Luke.
Nice table.

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#5 posted 03-16-2015 03:34 PM

welcome to our family
very nice table

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#6 posted 03-16-2015 04:14 PM


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#7 posted 03-16-2015 04:33 PM

Thank you everyone, I really appreciate it! Looking forward to posting here!

-- Luke,

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#8 posted 03-16-2015 05:12 PM

Beautiful lines!
I really like the cove on the underside.


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#9 posted 03-16-2015 06:09 PM

Elegant, I love it

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#10 posted 03-16-2015 06:43 PM

Absolutely gorgeous!

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#11 posted 03-16-2015 09:24 PM

Nice work sir.

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#12 posted 03-16-2015 10:24 PM

Beautiful Table Luke! Very well done also!


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#13 posted 03-16-2015 11:18 PM

beautiful table and superb craftsmanship.

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#14 posted 03-16-2015 11:20 PM

Thanks again everyone, I really appreciate the kind words.

-- Luke,

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#15 posted 03-17-2015 12:04 AM

Man that’s a beautiful trestle table! The mahogany is beautiful, and so is the finish!

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