Knock Down Trestle Table

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Project by Jon Abney posted 02-21-2014 04:33 AM 3430 views 9 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a table for my parents. It has a 6/4 white oak top, walnut legs, and maple wedges. Everything fits nice and tight, yet it is still a breeze to take down and put back together so I am very pleased with the way it turned out. It has a boiled linseed oil finish.

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#1 posted 02-21-2014 09:31 AM

Nice table and good to have it as take down for storage….thanks for sharing.

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#2 posted 02-21-2014 10:58 AM

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#3 posted 02-21-2014 02:05 PM

You should be pleased!

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#4 posted 02-21-2014 04:10 PM

Beautiful table. How did you secure the top to the legs? It looks like it is pinned with dowels, but that would be difficult to take down.

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#5 posted 02-21-2014 04:21 PM

Nice job,I’m sure your parents love it.

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#6 posted 02-21-2014 10:33 PM

Thanks guys!

ddockstader: The top is attached with dowels. They are 5/8 inch dowels and I just use a 1/2 inch dowel and a couple taps from a hammer to knock them out. Luckily everything aligns properly so it is easy to pop them out.

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#7 posted 02-22-2014 01:34 AM

Very Nice Work indeed Jon! Thanks For Sharing!


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#8 posted 02-22-2014 01:35 AM

I like it! Simple but elegant with great choices on the materials! I think I will add this to my list of things I must make. Great job!

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#9 posted 02-22-2014 02:04 AM

Great looking trestle table! I’m sure your parents are very pleased with it!

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#10 posted 02-27-2014 03:12 PM

Fantastic table! Awesome design and gorgeous choice of woods. You should be proud. Great work!

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