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Large Shaker Trestle Table

comments (0) May 13th, 2014 in Reader's Gallery

Chuck_Griffith Charles Griffith, member
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Metal brackets and cut-out in cross-brace are for holding leaf struts.

104" long, 38" wide, I think this is the biggest thing I've made. With leaves at each end the length becomes 124". The top is an inch thick, but because of the length I started milling with 6/4 stock. Couldn't have done it without my neighbor's 14" jointer. Lucky to live in a woodworking neighborhood. Table is cherry with hand-rubbed oil finish.

Design or Plan used: My own design - Based on traditional Shaker
posted in: Reader's Gallery, cherry, shaker, varnish, trestle table

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