Sunday, December 18, 2011

Trestle Table with Leaves II

I have not posted in a long time as I have been busy getting caught up on work.  At my bench below is one of the trestles for a Trestle Table with leaves.  This is the second one that I am doing now. I was very happy with the first so it is great to have the opportunity to do the same piece again.  I have many pieces on my website but I find that there are a few that I make over and over again. If I was smart, I guess I could make that into a huge business.  Oh well, things are moving along nicely now after a slow summer.
I was experimenting with my camera on these shots.  They are all taken at night without flash (my flash broke)(I hardly used it anyway). 
This shot shows the through wedged tenon on the underside of the trestle before I saw and plane it flush to the base.  A very strong but time consuming joint.

This shows the untrimmed pegs that add to the strength of the  tenon joint.  Also, you can see the hand planed curved surface of the top of the "leg".  All of the edges are given this treatment on this piece.  It really is a nice surface to run your hand or foot over while sitting at the table.
 Below are a couple shots of my work area.  A finished but not "finished" set of New Waltham chairs hang to the left.  Yes, it is a mess. This is at the end of a busy day. Most surfaces are cleaned up quite often but it takes very little time for me to clutter things up again.

Winter is a good time to be in the shop. 
Enjoy the bustle before Christmas.


  1. Would be neat to see how you assembled a 20' bench in there Tim! :-)

  2. Ha, that is just a corner of the shop pictured, but it was pretty tight. Actually the bench was in 3 sections and I had to open the door to put all three together. (and it was 29'4" )