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Project by Steve Felsheim posted 08-18-2016 01:39 PM 1362 views 16 times favorited 30 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Dining table I recently finished. Kind of a modern trestle with breadboard ends. Fun build. Black walnut with waterlox finish. First bent wood lamination. The curved shoulders for the through tenons that attached the feet where.. interesting…





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#1 posted 08-18-2016 01:58 PM

beautiful table

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#2 posted 08-18-2016 01:59 PM

Beautiful build. It looks fantastic.

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#3 posted 08-18-2016 03:39 PM

Wow, nice. You just bandsaw the thin walnut for the bent laminations?

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Steve Felsheim

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#4 posted 08-18-2016 03:52 PM



Wow, nice. You just bandsaw the thin walnut for the bent laminations?

- gargey

Yep, alternate joint a face, slice off, repeat. Each a bit oversized, then plane to final thickness. My 14” bandsaw was not designed for this :-) Time for an upgrade.

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#5 posted 08-18-2016 03:57 PM

That’s a very impressive table. Good work. I have to build something similar. How did you join the top? Biscuits/dominos or just a glue? Did you pin the breadboard ends?

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#6 posted 08-18-2016 04:01 PM

Gorgeous

Interested in how you joined the breadboards as well. Do you happen to have a pic of the underside of the top?

Thanks for sharing!

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Steve Felsheim

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#7 posted 08-18-2016 04:04 PM



That s a very impressive table. Good work. I have to build something similar. How did you join the top? Biscuits/dominos or just a glue? Did you pin the breadboard ends?

- mlipps

The top is just edge glued, if you take your time (use white glue) alignment is not much of an issue. In terms of strength, just the glue is certainly sufficient. (IMHO).

I did the breadboard ends a bit different this time. Given the table is 8’ long, I didn’t have enough length in the main body of the top to create a tenon. I create loose tenons (mortise on both table and breadboard, all but the middle two a bit larger for wood movement).

I pinned them from underneath (i personally like the pins, my wife, not so much). Only glue the center tenons!

routing the end of the table was a bit dicey.

Hope this helps.

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Steve Felsheim

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#8 posted 08-18-2016 04:06 PM



That s a very impressive table. Good work. I have to build something similar. How did you join the top? Biscuits/dominos or just a glue? Did you pin the breadboard ends?

- mlipps

No, unfortunately, no pictures of under the top. Maybe my recent photo of the breadboard end fitting will help? Let me know if I can help at all.

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Steve Felsheim

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#9 posted 08-18-2016 04:09 PM


That s a very impressive table. Good work. I have to build something similar. How did you join the top? Biscuits/dominos or just a glue? Did you pin the breadboard ends?

- mlipps

Here is a different view. I just adjusted the loose tenon width to allow for movement. (instead of screwing around with different sized mortises, given I was standing on a ladder)

No, unfortunately, no pictures of under the top. Maybe my recent photo of the breadboard end fitting will help? Let me know if I can help at all.

- Steve Felsheim


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#10 posted 08-18-2016 04:10 PM

What an awesome looking table. Absolutely stunning.

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Steve Felsheim

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#11 posted 08-18-2016 04:14 PM

Oh, one other tip that worked really well for me.

Create a spring joint between the breadboard end and the main body of the top (i.e. use your plane to take a little tiny bit of the center, say, 2’). This will create a small gap when jointed, but, as you clamp the center, the pressure created on the parts not sprung close REALLY tight.

And you only need to finagle one giant clamp for the center.

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#12 posted 08-18-2016 04:21 PM

This is one of my favorite tables I’ve seen here in a long time. I really like the bent laminated feet. Adds a great look to it. Awesome job.

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#13 posted 08-18-2016 04:22 PM

Beautiful. I like the bit of sapwood in the legs of the trestles.

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#14 posted 08-18-2016 05:14 PM

Wow! This table is absolutely beautiful. You did a great job on this piece. Congratulations and welcome to Lumberjocks.

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#15 posted 08-18-2016 05:16 PM

Thank you everyone for the kind words. I thought it was about time I started to participate a bit more in the larger woodworking world. Love the site!

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