Trestle Table

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Project by scopemonkey posted 07-27-2010 04:26 AM 2433 views 6 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have been blogging on this build, but now it is done and I thought I would post it as a project. The wood is VG fir with walnut accents. The top has breadboard ends held in place with walnut dowels. The feet and cross supports also have walnut dowels through the mortise and tenons. Finish is General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and Arm-R-Seal topcoats rubbed out with 0000 steel wool and wax.

The wood for the top came from a friend of the table’s owner who built a magnificent yacht/schooner and gave her some left over wood that sat in her barn for the better part of a decade. Now it is a table sitting under the framed picture of the yacht’s blueprint. You should check out the link—apparently it was built in a barn in Montana. What craftsmanship.

As a bonus, I threw a cutoff from the trestle beam on the lathe and made a candle holder and dug out some pieces from the cutoff bin before it goes to the fire pit to make a trivet with the same motif. More pictures are available on the blog.

-- GSY from N. Idaho

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#1 posted 07-27-2010 04:29 AM

Nice looking table. I like the walnut accents…

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#2 posted 07-27-2010 04:43 AM

Great story and just a beautiful table, really this will be enjoy for generations. Thanks for sharing …BC

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#3 posted 07-27-2010 05:00 AM

Thats a beautiful table.

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#4 posted 07-27-2010 05:50 AM

Great looking table.

-- Custom furniture

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#5 posted 07-27-2010 02:49 PM

Now that is one fine table. I really love how you did the legs. Good stuff….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#6 posted 07-27-2010 03:22 PM

Great Job!

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#7 posted 07-27-2010 03:56 PM

I like the different thickness on the legs. Nice clean design. Nice wood selection, now you need some chairs to match :)

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#8 posted 07-28-2010 01:14 AM

Very cool, love everything about it.

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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