Mothers Day Cedar Trestle Table

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Project by buck_cpa posted 05-09-2015 04:48 PM 1145 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I followed Chris schwarzs’ plans for the trestle design except I lowered the stretcher. My mom picked out the eastern red cedar boards 6-7 months ago and I finally finished it. The base is southern yellow pine. Primed and painted with sherwin Williams shade grown green. I made a little lazy Susan with some of the cutoffs.

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#1 posted 05-09-2015 07:40 PM

Looks great! What finish did you use on the top? Did you have any issues with splits around knots?

-- Bob in Okieland

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#2 posted 05-09-2015 08:28 PM

Beautiful table.she’s gonna love it.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#3 posted 05-09-2015 09:57 PM

It’s always great to make Mom happy! Nice work.

-- Mike

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#4 posted 05-10-2015 12:59 PM

This is a wonderful Mother’s Day present. It turned out beautifully.

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 05-11-2015 01:35 PM

blasley – I used a 50/50 mineral spirits/poly. The cedar soaks it up. It took about 10 coats. No issues with splits.

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#6 posted 05-12-2015 12:10 AM

Beautiful trestle table! I love that cedar slab!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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