Trestle Table

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Project by John posted 02-01-2011 07:04 PM 1229 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my first attempt at this kind of table. 95% of my projects have no nails or screws. Most of the time I have to use figure eights to attach a table top. For this table I used screws to attach a board across the underside of the table and dowels to attach the top to the base. (I hope that made sense)

The wood I used was from several benches (pews) that a local church was tossing. Most of my projects are using reclaimed lumber.

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Heidi Neely

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#1 posted 02-01-2011 11:01 PM

Very nice…love the heart detail on the side! What a charming table and a great re-purposing of reclaimed wood :)

-- Heidi :) “The only source of knowledge is experience”

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#2 posted 02-02-2011 02:55 AM

A great looking table with a lot of character.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#3 posted 02-02-2011 06:46 AM

Nice table, I like the heart in the legs. Glad to see the wood used for it’s beauty rather than tossed or discarded. I hope it sells.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 03-24-2011 01:46 PM

Nice table i really like to use reclaimed wood it is so much better than throwing it in the dump
Thanks for the pictures


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#5 posted 11-11-2011 04:40 AM

Very nice work

-- Harold

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