Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Walnut Dining Trestle Table: Final Details

              There are so many details to a finished piece that the process of readying a table for delivery almost becomes a subconscious march of affairs. As your hands become trained to spot the various stages each element of the piece present, you begin a dance to release it from the shop.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Walnut Dining Trestle Table: Top

Large table tops benefit from breadboard ends. They help keep the assembly flat and protect end-grain.

     I lay out the tenon and stub tenon and use a plunge router with a straight bit to form the tenons,  I saw out the waste using a jigs saw and a handsaw.

    The breadboards are dadoed to receive the stub tenon and slot mortised to receive the tenons.

    Once they are fitted I clamp them in place and drill through the whole assembly to locate the pegs.

The slots in the outer tenons are later widened to allow for movement.

Here we are right before assembly.