Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Trestle Table Project

Above:  This is a photo of a very heavy well-made vintage trestle table.  It was used as a work table for years by a previous owner and the top shows the residue of painting projects, as well as some superficial scratches and dings and compromise to the original finish.
 The lines of the table and construction are excellent.  This table is very very heavy and built to last.
Above:  The table exhibits some very nice joinery details.  
Above:  When I acquired the table, one of the "pegs" joining the trestle to the legs was missing, but I've already duplicated it in my workshop.  Now I will be cleaning and refinishing this beauty.  I would sure keep this treasure for myself, if I didn't already own the table pictured below...
Above:  This trestle table was made by my father around 1940 for my mom's kitchen dining area.  It's been painted many different colors over its lifetime:  red, butter yellow and I knew the table when it was French grey.  I had the table stripped of all layers of paint and applied a Clear Briswax over it.  This one lives with me in my current dining room and will continue to be a family heirloom.

I will post photos of my project trestle table when it is completed at which time it will be available in my Workshop Shop.

1 comment:

  1. Can't wait to see the finished product. I love the table grandpa made. Its beautiful.




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