Trestle table

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Project by edward60 posted 06-17-2013 08:39 PM 2227 views 15 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table I made two years ago to my middle daughter’s birthday. This is my first steps in woodworking. I am used the birch glued panel 1-1/2 ” for the top , mahagony for the top’s edges and beech for the legs? wenge for the splines and plugs. I am finished Red Mahagony Gel Stain and polyurethane lacuer. Some time later I like Greene and Greene style and I made to my elder daughter G&G style table.

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#1 posted 06-17-2013 08:44 PM

Nice table! I love the G&G elements and they aren’t over the top!

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#2 posted 06-17-2013 09:33 PM

Wow, it looks awesome!

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#3 posted 06-17-2013 09:36 PM

I think the proportions look great, with just the right amount of heft to the legs. The thick top with splined breadboard ends are the perfect compliment to this table.

Very good work!

-- Willie, Washington "If You Choose Not To Decide, You Still Have Made a Choice" - Rush

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#4 posted 06-17-2013 09:57 PM

That’s a beauty in design, construction and finish, plus a family heirloom. It remembered me of my mum’s old kitchen table (custom made a long time ago, before I was born) and on which we had family dinners and where I did all my homework. But yours is even prettier. Thanks for sharing.

-- Francois Vigneron, Gif-sur-Yvette, France & Altadena, CA

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#5 posted 06-17-2013 11:03 PM

What a beautiful table. I like the greene and greene elements you included in the table. The workmanship looks impeccable and the finish if top notch. Great job and a beautiful table.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#6 posted 06-17-2013 11:45 PM

I love trestle tables, and your’s looks great!

I like your tusked trough tenons on the legs—very nice touch. I also like your Greene & Greene breadboard ends.

All in all, a very nice table!

-- Dean

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#7 posted 06-17-2013 11:50 PM

Nice trestle table.

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#8 posted 06-18-2013 05:43 AM

Very nice G & G style trestle table…..great job

-- Dave.......If at first you don’t succeed redefine success....

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#9 posted 06-18-2013 05:08 PM

Very nice work. Thanks for the inspiration!

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#10 posted 06-20-2013 02:22 PM

Great looking and well crafted table! Like the design and the joinery as well as the finish. Great job!

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#11 posted 06-20-2013 02:25 PM

This is really a nice piece and you did a fine job on it. Congratulations.

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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#12 posted 06-20-2013 03:07 PM


-- Custom furniture

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#13 posted 06-26-2013 10:13 AM

Very nice job.This is one beautiful looking piece of furniture.A trestle table is a great investment that you can use in so many different ways. There are a lot more uses for a trestle table than simply as a dining room table.

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#14 posted 04-30-2014 10:46 PM

Very nice; I may have to appropriate your design for my wife.

-- Gary, Florida.

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