Walnut Trestle End Table

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Project by docspencer posted 12-12-2015 07:50 PM 1034 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Some of you may remember my query a while back on using sap wood on this walnut table. This is the (almost) finished product. I wanted to build something different from the standard 4-legs-and-a-skirt end table. I came up with this design based on a trestle dinner table I found online. I also didn’t want to use plugs to fill the screw holes, so I experimented with what I think are called faux through tenons that are simply face-gluded. I put three coats of Watco Danish natural all over and I’m on the third coat of wipe on poly on the top for extra protection. I’m not sure what style to call it, but I kinda like it. I thank all of you jocks for the inspiration to try something new!

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#1 posted 12-12-2015 09:07 PM

nice table

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#2 posted 12-12-2015 10:23 PM

Excellent work, well done nice walnut to, the Watco made a nice finish, I like it.

-- Gotta love wood !

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#3 posted 12-13-2015 01:48 PM

real good lookin table and I use sap wood every chance I get

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - my biggest fear is that when I die, my wife sells my toys for what I told her I paid for them

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#4 posted 12-13-2015 03:18 PM

It looks very nice and well done. Congratulations.

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 12-27-2015 01:23 AM

I like it. I also like a little sapwood in some projects.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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