• Skills

    Woodworking, jointing, gluing, breadboards, table construction, butterfly keys, natural finishing, reclaiming conical mortise and tenons

  • Materials

    Douglas fir, bubinga

  • Inspiration

    Wanted a grand display for an art show! Inspired by a design by Chris Schwarz that I saw in Popular Woodworking

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Trestle Table

A friend recently asked me if I’d like to participate in an art show she was organizing.  I was thrilled to have the opportunity.  Rather than spend my limited time making a bunch of small pieces I decided to make one grand project on which a few small items would rest. That project is my trestle table.

The table is based on a design by Christopher Schwarz of Lost Art Press. I talked to Chris and made sure it was OK if I sold a piece based on one of his designs, and he gave me the go ahead.  In the end, I ended up making this piece my own. I simplified the support design.  I added bowtie keys to a crack on the top surface to make it secure and add some visual interest.  I added breadboards and inlayed bubinga blocks on the end to add some visual interest.

The table is massive. It comes in around 31″ x 91″.  It’s incredibly heavy, attractive, and durable.