Trestle table

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Project by Tag84 posted 07-30-2013 04:53 PM 3011 views 5 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi everyone,

This was my latest project. I had long pieces of Walnut and oak left and thought i wanna try building a trestle table.
I also wanted to try my new mortising machine.
Only the top is glued together, the rest can be taken apart.
This project didn’t went as smooth as i hoped, but it gave me alot new insights in building these type of tables.
Dimensions are: L 107.1’’ W 37’’ T 1.5’’.
Finished with 3 coats of Danish oil.

The friends i’m sitting with are great artists, you can find some great projects of what they do here :)

Here are some project progress pictures!

Thanks for watching!

-- -Thomas -

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#1 posted 07-30-2013 05:05 PM

Looks like a great table. I like the simple, solid design.
I call not sitting on the end!
I whack my shins bad enough on my twin tenon table, and the tenons are about half that long.
It sure looks nice though.

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

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#2 posted 07-30-2013 05:32 PM

A great table in more then one way. I like the disign.

-- My englisch is bad but how is your dutch?

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#3 posted 07-30-2013 06:05 PM

All right! Bigger than a breadboard! LOL! Definitely in your style. and the big old machine is working! I think this will be marketable.

Check Huff’s blogs if you haven’t on working a woodworking business.


-- Cau Haus Designs, Thomas J. Tieffenbacher

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#4 posted 07-30-2013 06:51 PM

gr8 table in design, build and wood choice

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions

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#5 posted 07-30-2013 07:32 PM

These 3 guys are sitting there like they think someone’s going to bring them a beer! LOL

Neat table!

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#6 posted 07-30-2013 07:42 PM

Really nice table, well made. Question though, in phots 4 and 5, it appears the top hold down buttons are on the outside of one leg, and the inside of the other. Is there a reason for this? 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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#7 posted 07-30-2013 08:21 PM

It’s good too see you smiling and happy . Great build on your table !

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#8 posted 07-31-2013 02:41 AM

Very nice table…the wood is beautiful and thanks for the extra pics showing the joinery….very impressive.
Excellent job.

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

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#9 posted 07-31-2013 04:53 PM

Great table, thx for sharing…

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#10 posted 08-01-2013 10:02 AM

Beautiful design,nice work.A trestle table is solid and inviting and having one in your workspace attributes to you, an appearance of success, stability and power.These tables are very popular today and come in many different woods.It is possible to match any home’s decor with an attractive addition of one of these tables.

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#11 posted 08-01-2013 11:30 PM

Thanks everyone for your very generous comments! Oltool no specific reason, it was ment to both be outside, but i switched them like this accidentally. I like it like this aswell.

-- -Thomas -

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#12 posted 08-03-2013 05:43 PM

You did say,mortising machine,but that,is a MORTISING MACHINE ! Fine job on the table. Just the kick in the pants I needed to try my hand at building one. Thanks for posting.

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#13 posted 01-04-2014 10:36 AM

Great table. It has the lines of something that needs lots of spaca around it to really shine.. And gotta love that machine of yours!

-- "Do or Do not. There is no try." - Yoda

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