LumberJocks

Carvers Trestle Style Table

  • Advertise with us
Project by Whitt posted 09-03-2013 04:02 AM 1904 views 8 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A Small Woodworking Bench meant for the front porch during winter.
Material: Laminated Bowling alley floor for a bench top, Yellow Pine from recycled skid for legs, Douglas fir from lumber yard scrap pile for trestle.
I used Oak carved pins to “draw Bore” the mortise and tenon joints tight, 1st time to do that and it worked great.
1st time also working with Southern Yellow Pine, great all around wood.
I had to cut slots on the underside of the table so I could use my small hobby vises and I bored dog holes, with my “original” cordless drill.

-- "May the Grain be with You, Always"





12 comments so far

View WayneC's profile

WayneC

12300 posts in 2819 days


#1 posted 09-03-2013 04:13 AM

Very nice bench. Lots of nice carvings will come off of it I am sure.

-- We must guard our enthusiasm as we would our life - James Krenov

View waho6o9's profile (online now)

waho6o9

5200 posts in 1298 days


#2 posted 09-03-2013 04:15 AM

Very nice.

View a1Jim's profile

a1Jim

112515 posts in 2299 days


#3 posted 09-03-2013 12:00 PM

Looks great ,just the right size for a smaller area.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

View MShort's profile

MShort

1728 posts in 2140 days


#4 posted 09-03-2013 01:53 PM

Great looking bench.

-- Mike, Missouri --- “A positive life can not happen with a negative mind.” ---

View Jim Jakosh's profile

Jim Jakosh

11998 posts in 1827 days


#5 posted 09-03-2013 04:14 PM

That is one nice bench!...............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

View Von's profile

Von

195 posts in 935 days


#6 posted 09-03-2013 06:13 PM

I have that same angle-shaped vice on one of my benches. I found it at a garage sale and the inner faces of each jaw were made of rotted out masonite.. or something like that. I replaced that stuff with a couple of thin slabs of 1/4 oak. Made for an awesome little vice now.

View gsimon's profile

gsimon

527 posts in 835 days


#7 posted 09-03-2013 06:21 PM

great bench!

-- Greg Simon

View SirFatty's profile

SirFatty

472 posts in 933 days


#8 posted 09-03-2013 08:44 PM

great work on that.. where did you get the bowling alley flooring?

-- Visit my blog at dave.spalla.com

View HillbillyShooter's profile

HillbillyShooter

4826 posts in 1014 days


#9 posted 09-03-2013 09:16 PM

Very nice build—I really like what you’ve done.

-- John C. -- "Firearms are second only to the Constitution in importance; they are the peoples' liberty's teeth." George Washington

View camcarver88's profile

camcarver88

3 posts in 465 days


#10 posted 09-04-2013 02:24 AM

wow your bench turned out great very impressive!

View Whitt's profile

Whitt

27 posts in 1414 days


#11 posted 09-09-2013 03:40 AM

You will have to excuse my late reply to your comments,
Thank you for the positive comments.
To answer one comment I traded my Uncle a cane for the bowling alley floor. Only a small piece of it was used for this bench, the main piece is going onto my workbench in my shop.

-- "May the Grain be with You, Always"

View JPNpro's profile

JPNpro

36 posts in 1486 days


#12 posted 09-09-2013 01:19 PM

Classy bench. Your use of recycled/repurposed lumber is great.

-- JPNpro@gmail.com

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

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase