It is always nice when a new design is well received. Over the years, I have had many orders for my standard Trestle Table. It is an example of what I generally strive for. A look that is based in tradition but also somewhat modern looking. Strong, clean and elegant if I may describe what I think of it.
Last year, I made my first Trestle Table with leaves which was well received by the client and soon after, a new client ordered the second of this design. There is a lot going on so it is still not simple the second time through. That being said, I was very happy to see that I did not feel the need for any changes this time. On many pieces, I tweak designs each time I make them. I feel like I got it right on this one the first time. The pictures below are taken just as the table was almost finished. A few details are not completed such as mounting knobs on the ends of the leaf slides. That was a few days ago. Tonight, I just gave it all its first coat of oil. Pictures of the finished table #1 can be seen here.
|fitting the leaf slides|
|one leaf in place|
|the concave edge of the leaf is shaped by hand to match up with the end of the table.|
|Two weeks ago I hiked up a nearby peak. It still looks like this today. No snow in February. I am so glad that we did not buy a ski pass this year.|