Cherry Trestle Table

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Project by rdwile posted 728 days ago 1887 views 10 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table was the culmination of my dining room set. With the chairs complete it was time to build the table. We knew we wanted a trestle table but the traditional squarish base was not what I was after. After many hours searching the web and all my woodworking books I cobbled together a trestle design I liked and set out for the build.

The top is 44” x 72” and is made from 5/4 cherry with breadboard ends, pegged with cherry dowels. The base is 8/4 cherry and the upright member is mortised through the top cleat and foot. My blog has much more detail on the actual build, including my breadboard technique.

The cross member is held in place with a walnut burl wedge.

This table has darkened up nicely from the summer sun and is sure to be the host for our Sunday family suppers for many years to come.

Thanks for looking.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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Chris Moellering

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#1 posted 728 days ago

Very nice. Simple, clean, functional and good looking.

So, what’s for dinner?

-- Grace & peace, Chris+

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#2 posted 728 days ago

Beautiful table, excellent build and craftsmanship. Really nice finish.
Thanks for showing.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 728 days ago

Beautiful!! Nice design.

-- Jack, Albuquerque

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#4 posted 728 days ago

You’ve created a beautiful classic dining table and chairs. Simple, but elegant and they look fantastic in your dining room.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#5 posted 728 days ago

Very beautiful table.

-- masrol, kuala lumpur, MY.

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#6 posted 727 days ago

Beautiful furniture,chery looks very nice

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#7 posted 727 days ago

Excellent work! It’s beautiful to say the least!
Thanks for sharing!

-- Tony C , My high school shop teacher said "You can do it"... Now I can't stop!

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#8 posted 727 days ago

Beautiful work! That will be around a long time.


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#9 posted 726 days ago

Absolutely beautiful and a great design. Love it!

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#10 posted 725 days ago

Very nice. I prefer the look of a trestle to just 4 legs. I don’t see the link to your blog?

-- Bob

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#11 posted 101 days ago

I know this is a bit of an older post, but I just came across it in searching trestle table designs. Beautiful wood selection, especially for the seats. I like the simple, clean lines of your design and the set looks great together.


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#12 posted 101 days ago

That is a beautiful set you have built there. Very nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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