|Project by chrisstef||posted 04-17-2010 03:57 PM||2948 views||0 times favorited||18 comments|
Here is the final shot of a trestle style table i built for the wife. All of the materials were salavaged from a 1850’s post and beam house. It has an oak top, heart pine trim, and some unknown species used on the legs. I used a series of 3 8” wide boards half lapped together and sandwiched a 3” board between the 3 rows to create the table top. Trimmed it out with some heart pine and used a round over detail. Then made up the x brace legs, half lapping those as well. Created a 3” through mortise for the stretcher and to keep it in place used a 3/4” tapered peg. The project was finished with a medium walnut Watco danish oil and wet sanded with 320 grit, 4 more coats of danish oil, left to sit for a week, and finished off with a coat of paste wax.
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