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reclaimed cedar trestle table

comments (4) November 25th, 2012 in Reader's Gallery

retrvrtrainer retrvrtrainer, member
thumbs up 4 users recommend


First post on Finewoodworking. Made from recycled western cedar. Used to be utility poles! 1/2" walnut dowels as accent wood on the breadboards. 1" walnut dowels as pegs to secure the trestle. Three coats of gloss poly on the table top.


Design or Plan used: My own design

posted in: Reader's Gallery, cedar trestle western table


Comments (4)

retrvrtrainer retrvrtrainer writes: Thank you.
Posted: 8:22 pm on November 27th

AJV AJV writes: Looks really good. I really like the beefiness of the table. Nice job, keep posting your work.
Posted: 12:08 pm on November 27th

retrvrtrainer retrvrtrainer writes: Thanks, I used a dado blade for both. I believe the tenon was 3/4" long, and 1/8" depth on each side of the table top. Then set the dado to 1/2" and plunge cut. It took a couple practice cuts until I got it right.
Posted: 10:00 am on November 26th

TIMOTHYPATRICK TIMOTHYPATRICK writes: Hi nice job on the table.I am planning on a similar top out of some wormy chestnut I have.How did you do the breadboard ends?Did you rout a groove in the end board and form the tenon with a router or something different?

Posted: 5:57 am on November 26th

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