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Project by captferd posted 02-20-2014 01:46 AM 9275 views 21 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Early on in the beginning of my woodworking I built a few hutches and cabinets from box store 2×4,s and construction pine. Hard to work with mainly because it warps over night, lots of knots and splits. Not my choice of wood but sometimes someone comes along that wants that look. In the end it has a beauty of its own. This is a 2×4 and 2×6 trestle table to go with his 2×4 bench we made.

-- CaptFerd

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#1 posted 02-20-2014 03:48 AM

One massif looking table. I do not know if I like it or not.

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#2 posted 02-20-2014 04:24 AM

Great Lookin Table

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#3 posted 02-20-2014 06:15 AM

Very Nice Work Indeed! Thanks For Sharing!


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#4 posted 02-20-2014 11:02 AM

madts, It is kind of questionable isn’t it, but has that look of its own that some adore. Ill post some pics after they paint it and we’ll see.

Thanks all for looking and sharing.

-- CaptFerd

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#5 posted 02-20-2014 12:43 PM

I love the table top, but I am not sure about the base yet. It is pretty overall. Maybe with the paint it’ll win me over. Good work either way.

-- A carpenter takes an ugly, knotted, twisted piece of wood and makes something beautiful and pure from it. Jesus is a carpenter, I am a piece of wood.

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#6 posted 02-20-2014 12:54 PM

Whoa, who knew construction lumber could look so good! Great work.

-- "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 02-20-2014 02:37 PM

I think I agree that it has a certain style. Personally, it’s not what I would pick but I can see that there are those who it would appeal to. Your execution is impeccable.

-- Bailey F - Eastern Mass.

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#8 posted 02-20-2014 04:39 PM

I think this is a great “thinking out of the box” example. Easy on the budget…and great work.

-- Mike from Lansdowne, PA

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#9 posted 02-20-2014 06:24 PM

Looks great! I like it.

-- Mauricio - Woodstock, GA - "Confusion is the Womb of Learning, with utter conviction being it's Tomb" Prof. T.O. Nitsch

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#10 posted 02-20-2014 06:31 PM

That has to be way heavy!! I think it is a great design.

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#11 posted 02-20-2014 08:59 PM

Nice! I tend to prefer furniture that can hold up over the long haul as opposed to fine furniture. Good that I do because I couldn’t make fine furniture if I tried.

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#12 posted 02-20-2014 09:41 PM

Construction grade dimensional lumber gets an unfair rap. If it were dried / acclimated to a shop environment the same way hardwoods are, in my experience anyway, it is no more prone to warping than most common hardwoods. However when it is fresh out of the store, it is not that long from being a standing tree, and as it releases the moisture it can, and often does do very interesting twists, and warps as it dries…

Bring it into the shop, and store it for a few years let it get good and dry, THEN work the stuff, you will be a lot less likely to swear at it…

And for what it’s worth, I am loving the look of that trestle table!

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#13 posted 02-21-2014 01:32 AM

That’s pretty cool. Nice job.

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#14 posted 02-24-2014 06:42 PM

Very Nice Design

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#15 posted 02-26-2014 03:28 PM

Like the look, it’s beautiful and sturdy. Awesome design and build, it’s perfect on that place. Excellent job!

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