Kitchen Trestle Table

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Project by Willie Wolf posted 01-02-2014 05:20 AM 1349 views 14 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 01-02-2014 05:41 AM

Very nice work and great wood plus an outstanding design.

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#2 posted 01-02-2014 06:10 AM

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

-- End grain is like a belly button. Yes, I know you have one. No, I don't want to see it.

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#3 posted 01-02-2014 11:15 AM

Another very nice table Willie…nicely done.

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

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#4 posted 01-02-2014 12:48 PM

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 01-02-2014 03:17 PM

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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#6 posted 01-02-2014 05:34 PM

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 01-02-2014 05:45 PM

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 01-02-2014 07:32 PM

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 01-02-2014 09:01 PM

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 01-02-2014 11:53 PM

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 01-03-2014 02:36 AM

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

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#12 posted 01-03-2014 04:04 AM

gorgeous! such fantastic craftsmanship… well done!

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#13 posted 01-03-2014 04:10 AM

You do nice work Willie > clean lines

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