|Project by Elvin||posted 01-11-2016 02:28 AM||696 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
I’ve just completed my first Trestle Farmhouse Table. I found some 100 year old Douglas Fir that was originally used in a Ranger’s cabin in Pasadena Ca. I got the original design from Ana-White Website, along with Tommy and Elle’s blog and several internet plans which we then modified to meet our needs. The table is 83 inches long and 40 inches wide and weighs a ton.
I want to thank Charles Neil for helping me design the breadboards so I had extra strength with the use of several evenly spaced battens. I left the nail holes and all the character flaws on the table. If I had any deep knots I filled them with epoxy to give a somewhat smooth area. We didn’t want the stretcher to hit our knees so we utilized a stair handrail and placed it on the lower portion of the trestle and secured it with 6 inch lag screws.
The table and legs were sanded to 150 grit, stained with Min Wax Chestnut wipe on gel. First time I used it and was very satisfied. Then 3 coats of General Finishes Arm-R-Seal. We chose a gloss finish and it really popped.
My wife and I are very happy with the finished product and hope you enjoy the pics.
Happy New Year all!
-- Elvin, Southern California, "How great would life be if we lived a little of it everyday"