Live Edge Maple Trestle Table

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Project by rdwile posted 04-29-2017 12:30 AM 857 views 4 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Time for another dining table project for one of my son’s. This one was to be a live edge table but he wanted an original design base. The third pic shows the model I built to get approval on the design, as well as a segmented bowl made from leftover bits – 1:12 scale.

I paid particular attention to picking the wood for the stretcher, we wanted an arc to it so I picked a piece with a natural curve and used the two outside edges to make an interesting curve. The stretcher is held in place by bench bolts and they are covered by a false end cap held in place with magnets.

There is a more detailed build description on my blog: here

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#1 posted 04-29-2017 02:49 AM

Cool design

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#2 posted 04-29-2017 05:11 AM

man that is sweet!i think that’s the first live edge stretcher ive seen,and I like it!nice work.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#3 posted 04-29-2017 01:31 PM

very nice

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#4 posted 04-29-2017 03:28 PM

It’s a beautiful table and nicely done.

helluvawreck aka Charles

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#5 posted 05-01-2017 08:40 PM

Beautiful trestle dining table—I really like the look of this one!

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

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#6 posted 05-02-2017 03:03 AM

Yep very lovely

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