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A trestle table built from red oak. When I saw the design in a Better Homes & Gardens magazine (“Weekend Woodworking Projects”, I believe is the title), I fell in love with the slim lines of this piece. Solid construction and fun to build, too.
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#1 posted 01-26-2012 08:15 PM
Looks good. Nice work.
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#2 posted 01-26-2012 08:20 PM
Great build, I also saw this, on my waiting list, nice work.
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#3 posted 01-26-2012 08:27 PM
Thank you both.
bugz, you should definitely build this. The construction is standard mortise/tenon, but then you cut all of those beautiful curves after the fact—kind of like a much more simple take on Maloof construction.
I built this one as a gift and now have a request from the missus to make one for our house.
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#4 posted 01-26-2012 11:18 PM
This is a shaker style table and you did a great job.
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#5 posted 01-27-2012 12:35 AM
Thanks for the positive words, a1Jim.
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#6 posted 01-27-2012 02:38 AM
You did a great job on the table.
I built one from figured maple a while ago, but from a different source. I am not sure if your source mentioned the history of the table. You can learn a little bit about it in my description:http://lumberjocks.com/projects/37399
I agree with you that this was a fun piece to build and it is not as delicate as it looks. Mine gets lots of books and such piled on it, and it is none the worse for wear.
Congratulations and enjoy your new table!
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#7 posted 01-27-2012 02:29 PM
Excellent write-up on that post you linked, Chuck. Those tables are pretty close to identical and yours really looks great in figured maple. I can’t wait to see it in quartersawn white oak.
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#8 posted 12-04-2012 11:04 PM
Sweet looking table!!!..................Jim
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#9 posted 12-05-2012 12:28 AM
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