|Forum topic by Shanej64||posted 28 days ago||449 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
28 days ago
I’m starting a new project, my first dinning table. I’ve borrowed the design for the top from Daniel Chaffin’s trestle table (FWW, Sept./Oct. 2013). I’ve brought the edge lines down to the stretcher, and inverted it.
I’ll be using some very nice sugar pine boards for the top and stretcher. They are from a very large tree that came down about about 20 years ago and they have been collecting dust (a very nice discovery). The wood is amazingly hard, well figured and tight grained for pine. I wish I had a bunch more of it. The braces for the top will be made from either maple or walnut (I’ll probably make both and see which look better).
The legs and end stretchers will be from some very old tight grained Doug Fir. They came from some resawn large timbers from the old mill up in Klamath Falls.
Generally I was hoping to get some feedback on proportions, and thoughts on the main stretcher.