Monkey Pod Slab Trestle Table

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Project by Michael posted 12-18-2015 10:19 PM 2914 views 12 times favorited 22 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Monkey Pod Slab Trestle Table

Wood: Monkey Pod (from West Penn Hardwoods)
Finish: Teak Oil
Dimensions: Table: 84”L, 32”W, 30”H Bench: 84”L, 15.5”W, 18”H

A commission project that called for only one bench; there will be a built in sofa on the other side.

Used the Woodhaven Planing Sled to plane the huge slab.

I hated cutting up a second slab to make the trestle supports, but it needed to be done. I’m pretty pleased with my first dining table and bench as is the client.

-- ~Michael,

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#1 posted 12-18-2015 10:43 PM

Holy crap – what an endevor and what a fine result.

-- Dick, Malvern Ohio - Your imagination is your only holdup

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#2 posted 12-18-2015 10:46 PM

What a great looking table…love the wood. I picked up a couple slabs of Monkey Pod this week (not as large as what you used) to turn into some boxes and such.

-- Larry in Hawaii,

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#3 posted 12-18-2015 10:58 PM

that is one gorgeous table great job that wood is incredible

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#4 posted 12-19-2015 01:03 AM

Now that’s a slab….....!

That’s a beautiful trestle table—I’m sure the client is going to love it!

-- Dean

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#5 posted 12-19-2015 02:27 AM

That slab and table are incredible. Just fantastic. Your little Vanna White is delightful.

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#6 posted 12-19-2015 02:45 AM

Just stunning, excellent work, I’d like my shop to be a clean as yours but work in progress !

-- Gotta love wood !

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#7 posted 12-19-2015 03:20 AM

Feel blessed to be able to work with beautiful like that and your finished work adds more beauty to it. nice work.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#8 posted 12-19-2015 04:07 AM

Very impressive indeed.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#9 posted 12-19-2015 11:09 AM

Beautiful wood. Takes Teak Oil very well. Must weigh a ton, but its really majestic. Thanks for sharing such a nice piece.

-- DonB

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#10 posted 12-19-2015 01:02 PM

A few observations …

1. That table is GEORGEOUS !
2. Your shop is WAY too clean man!
3. When I saw the picture and “Monkey Pod” I thought “What an odd nickname for such a pretty girl” !! :-)

-- Perform A Random Act Of Kindness Today ... Pay It Forward

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#11 posted 12-19-2015 01:39 PM

What a beautiful table and so nicely done. The wood is wonderful.

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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#12 posted 12-19-2015 01:46 PM


-- Soli Deo gloria!

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#13 posted 12-19-2015 02:50 PM

beautiful work

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#14 posted 12-19-2015 04:08 PM

That is really nice work. I have some slabs I need to flatten, just don’t have a surface big enough that I know is actually flat to be a good reference surface.

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#15 posted 12-19-2015 04:54 PM

That is a beautiful table. Well worth that nice hunk of wood. I love all your flowing lines.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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