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Project by danriffle posted 1268 days ago 2026 views 2 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently completed this trestle table. The top is a single slab of walnut with one free edge. It measures about 24” x 72”. I was lucky enough to find the slab for cheap at my friend’s shop, Sailor’s Crafts, in Lewisburg, WV (America’s Coolest Small town). The maple for the base came from a tree that a neighbor took down a couple years ago that I slabbed with a chainsaw.

Instead of butterflying the cracks in the top, I drilled into the edge and glued in dowels. The entire piece is finished with varnish.





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amateur

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#1 posted 1268 days ago

Love the table. The base is stately but still defers to the fabulous top. Thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 1268 days ago

Great looking table, love walnut!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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danriffle

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#3 posted 1268 days ago

Thanks, guys. This was a lot of fun to build.

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#4 posted 1268 days ago

I like that top!!!! That something I would like to build someday!!

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#5 posted 1267 days ago

That is one great piece of walnut. Using it that way makes the piece way more than it would have been if you had altered (fixed?) the wood by using only using the sound parts & gluing them up. Way to go. -SST

-- Accuracy is not in your power tool, it's in you

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#6 posted 1267 days ago

Thanks! I’ve had a fascination with George Nakashima for a long time. So, when I found that slab, I knew I’d have to use it whole.

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#7 posted 66 days ago

awesome table

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#8 posted 66 days ago

Thanks mcoyfrog!

Sometimes, I still just stare at it :)

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#9 posted 64 days ago

your welcome, I would too

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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