|Project by rdwile||posted 08-25-2012 11:41 AM||2526 views||9 times favorited||12 comments|
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, http://richard-wile.blogspot.ca/