Knock Down Trestle Table

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Project by Jon Abney posted 59 days ago 971 views 7 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 59 days ago

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

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

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#2 posted 59 days ago

Very nice work

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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#3 posted 58 days ago

You should be pleased!

-- jstegall

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#4 posted 58 days ago

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 58 days ago

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

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Jon Abney

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#6 posted 58 days ago

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 58 days ago

Very Nice Work indeed Jon! Thanks For Sharing!


-- The Difference Between A BEER And Your OPINION Is, I Asked For The BEER!

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#8 posted 58 days ago

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!

-- Greg, Owner, Quality Carpet One,

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#9 posted 58 days ago

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

-- Dean

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#10 posted 52 days ago

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

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