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Project by DocsDesigns posted 08-11-2017 12:14 AM 1759 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just finished a huge 4-month long trestle table build. All 8/4 hard maple, it’s 9’x3’ with seating for 10. Finished with dyed shellac and arm-r-seal. The client asked for “bombproof,” well they definitely got it with this!

She’s a beast of a table for sure, with the top/legs weighing in at about 300 lbs. the benches weigh about 80 lbs apiece. When your designing a project for a family of 10, you definitely need to overbuild to make sure things last for many years.

The structure is a 3.5” square H-style leg with half-lapped 8/4 support struts. The benches are constructed in exactly the same manner, all with 8/4 tops. The table can be disassembled easily and moved for storage if needed.





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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 08-11-2017 02:14 AM

Real nice and strong table!!

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

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John

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#2 posted 08-11-2017 04:30 AM

Good job, great idea being able to take it apart.

-- John, Sunshine Coast, BC, Canada.

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#3 posted 08-11-2017 07:26 AM

Very nicely done.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#4 posted 08-11-2017 02:49 PM

What a beautiful table. It displays a lot of fine craftsmanship.

helluvawreck aka Charles
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#5 posted 08-11-2017 02:51 PM

Wow! Nicely done. Does the THM stand for something of yours or something meaningful to the client? I’m sure it was hard to keep all that Maple from blotching.

-- Pete

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#6 posted 08-11-2017 05:24 PM

The THM is a monogram for the client/husband and family. Actually the maple didn’t blotch too badly, put on a transtint base coat, and toned with dyed shellac for consistency. Thanks for the affirmations!

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#7 posted 08-11-2017 09:52 PM

#docsdesigns

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#8 posted 08-11-2017 09:52 PM

Facebook.com/docsdesignsfurniture

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#9 posted 08-11-2017 09:52 PM

Instagram @docsdesignsfurniture

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