|Forum topic by LiveEdge||posted 02-06-2014 10:59 PM||2432 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
02-06-2014 10:59 PM
I’ve been working on a trestle table and been getting wonderful help from people on the site when I have questions. Currently I have noticed the table wiggles along the long axis a bit, especially when it has the leaves in (which aren’t actually done yet). I have a few ideas about how to add stability, but I wanted to run them by others to see what they think. I’ll try to include some pictures.
1) The top is not attached to the trestles yet. The top, extension slides, and 1×4 cross piece that sits on top of the trestle are not attached yet. Perhaps this, in itself, will add stability to the table lengthwise?
2) The cross pieces between trestles are not glued but rather wedged. I did this with the hopes that I could disassemble the table for moving. But perhaps I’m asking too much of a wedged tenon and mortise joint?
3) Of the four T&M joints, one is probably not too snug. I’m somewhat ashamed to show the joint here on the site with experts, but I’m really a novice. I could work on making the joint more snug (which would probably mean adjusting the joint above as well). Would that give me a lot of bang for my buck?
4) I could add another component that doesn’t exist in the table design I am copying. Would that be best?