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This is the first in a 3-part series dedicated to the design and construction of a trestle table. But its not your everyday trestle table, since it will have a smooth sculpted look and will be used as a PC gaming desk. Made from solid Honudran Mahogany, it will only get more beautiful with time as it ages to a deep dark red color. And for the first time in a long while, I am knocking a “honey-do” project off the list. Nicole is thrilled!
And a quick note about the tools used in this episode. On most of my projects, I try to use tools and methods that are accessible to as many folks as possible. This is NOT one of those times! This was one of my personal fun projects where I basically use whatever tool I want to get the job done. So while I am using my preferred tools for each operation, I do try to recommend alternative options as I go.
Trestle table basics
Taking a design from concept to a full-size prototype
Creating free-form curved templates
Cutting thick stock at the bandsaw
Creating leg blanks from rough stock
Using the Festool Domino to create tricky mortises
Here’s a link to the glue spreader I used in this video:
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