Shaker Inspired Trestle Table

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Project by dannorocks posted 02-29-2016 05:12 AM 1133 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a trestle table out of Texas grown yellow pine construction lumber. This was a fun project and I’m quite proud of how well the hand jointed top came out. I breadboarded the ends and pegged it with 1/2” oak dowels. The trestles were built with through mortise and tenons. The cross piece has tapered tusks that draw the trestles together. I also added a support piece for the middle. Used General Finishes mahogany stain and applied Minwax polyurethane and waxed it. The trestle base was panted with general finishes lamp black milk paint with a little boiled linseed oil to seal it some.

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#1 posted 02-29-2016 05:20 AM

That is one fine looking table and it has great joints in the construction!!


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#3 posted 02-29-2016 02:10 PM

What a great looking table!

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#4 posted 02-29-2016 03:05 PM

Looks super,nice work.

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#5 posted 03-01-2016 05:22 PM

Excellent work on this great looking trestle table! I’m sure you’ll get a lot of enjoyment as you’re sitting around it!

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

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#6 posted 03-01-2016 06:44 PM

This is such a beautiful table. It turned out great.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#7 posted 03-02-2016 02:14 AM

Construction lumber?? That turned out great!

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#8 posted 03-03-2016 04:34 AM

Yes all construction lumber; Yellow Pine.

Planed down


Breadboarding the ends

Making the tenons and mortises for the trestle

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#9 posted 03-05-2016 05:26 AM

That’s a great looking table!

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#10 posted 03-06-2016 07:14 PM

Thank you.

That s a great looking table!

- Vindex

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