|Project by endgrainy||posted 12-22-2015 12:14 AM||2456 views||16 times favorited||25 comments|
My wife and I have furniture tastes that often contradict. We’ve needed a new dining table for some time, and while we could decide on which wood (Walnut) we had a tough time choosing a style. This modern trestle style table is based on a design by Crate and Barrel, but customized to fit our dining room specs.
The rough sawn walnut was obtained locally, 8/4 for the top and supports, 12/4 for the stretcher and legs. The leg and stretcher joinery was completed mostly with the Domino XL. The wenge tenon that attaches each sides’ two legs was fit into mortises cut on the table saw.
The top has decorative butterfly keys made from wenge which I cut on the bandsaw and inserted by hand.
The finish is 4-6 coats General Finishes Arm-R-Seal, buffed to a satin sheen.
Overall, we’re pretty happy with the results. I typically come right out and tell my family all of the flaws that I can see on a finished project – usually they would not have noticed these flaws and do not really care when I tell them. On this project, I’m keeping my mouth shut!
Thanks for looking!
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