Kitchen Trestle Table

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Project by Willie Wolf posted 232 days ago 1229 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This table is made from genuine mahogany with a macassar ebony accent in the base. It is 42” wide, 68” long and 30” tall.

The top and base are all 1 1/2” thick. The stretcher is attached with a through wedged tenon to the base.

The original design is from Berkeley Mills in California.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon

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#1 posted 232 days ago

Very nice work and great wood plus an outstanding design.

-- Custom furniture

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#2 posted 232 days ago

Very nice. I love the legs. I may have to steal that idea.

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#3 posted 232 days ago

Another very nice table Willie…nicely done.

-- Dave.......Keep calm and make more sawdust....

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#4 posted 232 days ago

Beautiful table, great craftsmanship & attention to detail.

-- "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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#5 posted 232 days ago

That’s gorgeous Willie. Such a clean design and the joinery looks fantastic.

What are your thoughts on when breadboard ends are needed and when you can do without?

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Willie Wolf

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#6 posted 232 days ago

I have made several table tops of solid wood without breadboard ends. I feel that if the wood was dried correctly, glue joints are square and tight warping can be avoided.

You always have to take into consideration seasonal moisture changes and allow for wood movement in order to avoid the top from splitting or warping.

Breadboard ends not only serve a functional purpose but are also a design element.

Fine Woodworking and other periodicals can offer you more information on the purpose and construction of breadboard ends.

-- Willie, Ashland, Oregon

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#7 posted 232 days ago

It’s always to valuable to get words of wisdom like this from people with direct experience, versus reading general guidelines, but there are simply SO MANY concepts to learn that I enjoy grabbing tips like this as they make themselves available like this. Wood acclimation is still something that I’m at the junior experience level.

Again, absolutely LOVE that table. Great work!

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#8 posted 232 days ago

Beautiful execution on a graceful design. I really like the inlay and the wedged through tenons.

Great job on this table.

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

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#9 posted 232 days ago

I love the little details like the ebony wedges. The mahogany has just an amazing warmth it really lights up nicely.

-- -Dan

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#10 posted 232 days ago

I love mahogany, I love ebony accents, and I love trestle tables. So you table is a hat-trick of favorites in one project!

-- Dean

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#11 posted 232 days ago

Great job and love the design and craftsmanship. Welcome to LJ’s

-- The Old Rednek Workshop

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#12 posted 231 days ago

gorgeous! such fantastic craftsmanship… well done!

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#13 posted 231 days ago

You do nice work Willie > clean lines

-- > It takes a long time to become a child - Picasso <

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