Rustic Design Trestle Table

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Project by Jeffrey Alexander posted 1193 days ago 2800 views 4 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

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..."

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Matt Stauffer

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#1 posted 1193 days ago

That is a very cool table. Are there plans somewhere for it?

-- Behold, thou hast made my days as an handbreadth; and mine age is as nothing before thee: verily every man at his best state is altogether vanity. Selah. --- Psalm 39:5

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#2 posted 1193 days ago

I love the table, what a great job you did on it.

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Monty Queen

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#3 posted 1192 days ago

Wow i love your table, awesome design. Superb work.

-- Monty Q, Columbia, South Carolina.

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