|Project by Jeffrey Alexander||posted 01-12-2011 09:05 PM||5615 views||4 times favorited||12 comments|
Oak Trestle Table.
Design from tables commonly seen at Rev War Reenactments made to be detached in pieces for transport. Top planks sit on a dado cut in the shoulders, which sit in dado tongues on the legs. 8 screws only. All mortise and tenon joinery. Since I didn’t have a decent bandsaw at this time, I cut the curves as close as possible with a jigsaw, and used an old bastard file to file the curves out evenly. Took me all summer, under a shade tree. All oak donated to me by my boss-lady for this project was downed by tornadoes 18 years ago, planked out, and stored in a horse barn. (Access to more!)
Benches in progress.
-- "--Build Beauty to leave to those who appreciated it , not to ungrateful kids..."