Maple Trestle Table

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Project by Ocarp posted 03-26-2015 02:53 AM 2000 views 7 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A trestle table I made for a theatre production in Los Angeles. It was fun to use a variety of different joinery techniques to put this together (biscuits, mortise & tenons, through wedge tenons, dovetails, pocket screws…). I was under a bit of a time crunch, so I did have to cheat and use a bit of hardware – but I made sure it was never going to be seen! The final stain was done by the show’s property master and not by me. I think I need to make another table for myself…

-- Geoff

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DeLayne Peck

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#1 posted 03-26-2015 03:48 AM

Gorgeous! You should make your own!

-- DJ Peck, Lincoln Nebraska. Lord, keep your arm around my shoulder and your hand over my mouth.

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#2 posted 03-26-2015 11:07 AM


-- shuja

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Scott Oldre

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#3 posted 03-26-2015 12:25 PM

very nice lines. this is my next project.

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#4 posted 03-26-2015 12:29 PM

This is a beauty. You really did a fine job on it.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- 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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#5 posted 03-26-2015 01:51 PM

Great looking table, I am anxious to see the project post when you make your own. Nice work


-- Theo's Grandpa Woodworking

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#6 posted 03-26-2015 03:02 PM

Very nice table.

-- DWelch. Michigan, The only dumb question is the one not asked!

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#7 posted 03-26-2015 04:01 PM

You bet you should make one like that for yourself it is beautiful but no pocket screws please it deserves better joinery .


-- Kiefer

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#8 posted 03-26-2015 05:51 PM

Wow – Very nicely done.

The ‘Property master’ needs help with his finishing skills.

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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#9 posted 03-26-2015 09:13 PM

Great looking piece. Why don’t you make all of us one then we wouldn’t have to try and copy yours?

-- Bruce Free Plans

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#10 posted 03-26-2015 10:35 PM

really nice table – i was going to say make me one too but since you’re making everyone a table i’ll stand in line ha ha – again, great job!

-- Greg Simon

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#11 posted 03-27-2015 02:14 PM

looks great

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#12 posted 03-27-2015 04:59 PM

Table is very beautiful and stylish. I love maple very much. Furniture look so awsome made of maple.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#13 posted 03-28-2015 08:58 PM

Thank you all! I’m honoured with your wonderful comments.

In defence of the Prop Master’s finish – the table was not supposed to look new, but a little worn and beaten up. And Klaus – the pocket screws were used internally to add a support that was not in the original drawings, so they were minimal.

I guess I really do have to make my own table now… :)

-- Geoff

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#14 posted 06-09-2015 03:55 PM

A very handsome table, or was that desk…
At first the drawers threw me off, then I realized it was a desk.
Drawers in a dinner table is an intriguing thought. Cutlery right at your fingertips.
(I’ve lived a sheltered life and have never seen drawers in dining tables before)

This one is going in my favorites pile.

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