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Cypress Trestle Table

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Project by CoreyW posted 05-30-2016 08:29 PM 629 views 3 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently purchased some Cypress from a local couple who didnt have the time to design and build their table. I spent a couple days drawing the designs for the trestle legs to show off a unique idea that i like and that hasn’t been mass produced. I used mortise and tenon joints for the whole design to allow me to break this down into 7 pieces to make moving easier. The runners are attached to the risers with a wedged tenon joint. I attached the bottom braces to the table top and the breadboard with 1/2 inch cherry dowels i made from pen stock i had in my garage.
The table measure 30.5×42.75×114.25 (HxWxL)and is designed to seat 8-10 people depending on the final configuration of chairs. I plan on making a bench for one side in the future and ill probably have to find someone to build my custom chairs to make the table.





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#1 posted 05-30-2016 08:46 PM

great job corey that cypress is beautiful.how did you do your ends,did you allow for expansion.also like your base design.you need to show us more looks like youve been lurking in the shadows.you do nice work.

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#2 posted 06-02-2016 01:01 PM

Gorgeous!

-- Ron, Montana

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#3 posted 06-02-2016 05:44 PM



great job corey that cypress is beautiful.how did you do your ends,did you allow for expansion.also like your base design.you need to show us more looks like youve been lurking in the shadows.you do nice work.

- pottz

I used some cherry dowels to attach the breadboards mortise and tenon joint. i used my router with a roundover bit and then sanded down with 220 progressing to 800. this is my first time building a true table and it was an experiment on seeing if i could actually build something with my own design with no outside design. i didnt really take into account expansion, we will see how bad that bites me in the butt later haha. i usually stick to small builds like pens and cutting boards so this was a fun venture for me.


Gorgeous!

- MadeinMT

Thank you it has been a true test of my skills.

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