Trestle table

  • Advertise with us
Project by edward60 posted 06-17-2013 08:39 PM 3093 views 16 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.

14 comments so far

View Brandon's profile


4152 posts in 3125 days

#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"

View Chris McDowell's profile

Chris McDowell

644 posts in 2326 days

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

Wow, it looks awesome!

-- Chris, , FACEBOOK: , Proverbs 16:9

View pintodeluxe's profile


5783 posts in 2986 days

#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

View Francois Vigneron's profile

Francois Vigneron

263 posts in 2493 days

#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

View Woodbridge's profile


3583 posts in 2591 days

#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

View Mean_Dean's profile


6890 posts in 3320 days

#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 -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

View Beginningwoodworker's profile


13345 posts in 3846 days

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

Nice trestle table.

View aussiedave's profile


3114 posts in 1997 days

#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....

View garbonsai's profile


154 posts in 2129 days

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

Very nice work. Thanks for the inspiration!

-- Do not taunt Happy Fun Ball.

View Fishinbo's profile


11362 posts in 2349 days

#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!

View helluvawreck's profile


32087 posts in 3040 days

#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

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

View a1Jim's profile


117272 posts in 3750 days

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


-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

View joseph000's profile


346 posts in 2200 days

#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.

View Gary's profile


1320 posts in 4497 days

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

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

-- Gary, Florida

Have your say...

You must be signed in to post the comments.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics