a walnut trestle table

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Project by dan mosheim posted 12-11-2011 11:26 PM 2216 views 3 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

we delivered a table friday to the stowe ski area, about 3 hours north of here … i hadn’t been there for a while, and i was surprised to see the hundreds of new condos and the 50 or so private custom homes right at the base lodge … i mean, right there. anyway, this table went to one of those custom homes and it was almost finished when we showed up … the clients will be spending the holidays there. anyway, this was an interesting trestle table with 9” flip up leaves on each end … we had to engineer some supports and slides and sam had to make some custom twisted metal braces…. then we distressed it … in the end, we all thought it was a warm friendly touch in the ‘great’ room … at 10’ long, it almost looked a little lost in there the room was so great …
more process descriptions and photos on my dorset custom funriture blog ... also in that post, you can see the 'headscratcher' 'x' table from last sunday finished, and in its final home …

-- dan,vermont,

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#1 posted 12-11-2011 11:44 PM

Never disappointed to see your work

goes real well with the timber framed great room $$$$$

guessing thats “Blue Mountain “ in the back drop ?

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 12-12-2011 01:25 AM

Impressive table

-- Don, Royersford, PA

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#3 posted 12-12-2011 03:45 AM


-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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#4 posted 12-12-2011 05:42 AM

Great project.
Hopefully this visit will bring in more new customers more dollar$.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#5 posted 12-12-2011 06:16 AM

Like Matt said, “WOW!”.

-- I was born at a very young age, as I grew up, I got older.

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#6 posted 12-12-2011 02:04 PM

Beautiful work! I love it. And thanks for the detail photos of the project. It looks beautiful in it’s new home. (Also a beautiful project.) I love timber frame homes. My ultimate woodworking project is to build one to live in.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#7 posted 12-12-2011 02:44 PM

great work as usual
looks and sounds like you’re having a lot of fun

-- Emmett, from Georgia

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#8 posted 02-22-2012 04:24 PM

another beauty.

-- Terry Roswell, L.A. (Lower Alabama) "Life is what happens to you when you are making other plans."

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#9 posted 02-22-2012 04:28 PM

This is a first for me Dan. love your work but this time it just does not work for me, those metal rods are intrusive IMO. I would have much rather see two tennoned supports.

-- To surrender a dream leaves life as it is — and not as it could be.

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