Stickley No. 622 Trestle table

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Project by Tooch posted 08-16-2016 03:53 PM 1769 views 3 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

After a long, long, long, painstakingly long finishing process, I finally moved in my new dining room table. For those of you who haven’t read my blog, I also documented the entire build, which you can browse here

I followed the dimensions of Bob Lang’s book pretty closely, only editing the legs based on the material I had. During the finishing process, I wanted to highlight the through/pegged tenon, so I decided to leave the peg natural wood instead of painting it also.

The supports are finished with black Milk Paint and satin poly, while the table top is finished with Golden Oak stain and about 5 coats of gloss poly.

The hardest part of this post was getting good lighting for the pictures. The hardwood floors and wall color really throw off the white balance and exposure on my phone’s camera, and quite frankly, I was too lazy to worry about getting g out the DSLR for this.

Thanks for looking, as always comments/questions welcome.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-16-2016 03:56 PM

Nice strong table, Tooch!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Monte Pittman

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#2 posted 08-16-2016 03:58 PM

Truly awesome work sir

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 08-16-2016 04:05 PM

Sturdy, pretty, functional and will be very enduring as well as unique!

All great attributes to anything!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#4 posted 08-16-2016 06:06 PM

The through tenons and natural color peg are my favorite part…very cool

-- DanielV85

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#5 posted 08-16-2016 07:26 PM

Nice table. At first glance thought the base was metal. nice finish

-- Bruce, Boise, ID

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#6 posted 08-17-2016 02:13 AM

Nice job!

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#7 posted 08-17-2016 04:40 PM

Beautiful table. Great job buddy

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#8 posted 08-18-2016 12:29 AM

Very nice work.

-- dshute, Warsaw, New York

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#9 posted 08-18-2016 01:48 PM

Beautiful table. I’ve enjoyed following the blog of your progress. Note that when creating a new blog you can make it so the entries are automatically numbered and linked together chronologically, instead of each a stand-alone entry.

-- You can't control the wind, but you can trim your sails

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#10 posted 08-18-2016 06:06 PM

That’s one heck of a cool looking table. I bet it has some good weight to it.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#11 posted 08-19-2016 02:42 AM

Thanks for all the nice comments, it was definitely a beast of burden to finish this, and then another experience to move it into the dining room.

So I started a blog series and posted each as part of that series. whenever I was done I deleted the title of the series, but I guess it deletes the whole series??? Anyhow, it sucks that they are not all like Ked now, but at least it didn’t delete the entries.

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#12 posted 08-27-2016 01:40 PM

Very pristeen. That finish on the top is top shelf

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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