Anatomy of a Custom Trestle Table

 It all starts with some 100 year old douglas fir we salvage from local demolitions 

 We mill all the lumber into the correct dimensional sizes so we can fabricate all the parts of the table before assembly. These pieces are for the trestle legs and the supports that will hold the leaf extension tracts. 



Once the top and bottom of the leg is build its time to glue up the wood block that will become the pedestal 


 Every piece of furniture we build requires templates so we can reproduce the same design in the future. The pattern in this picture will be traced onto the wood block and then it's off to the band saw 


Each block is hand cut and shaped on the bandsaw.


 Once the post for the has been cut we do a preliminary sanding and then assemble the parts to create the trestle.

 Looking good 




Pipe clamps are the work horse of the shop . It takes around 2 hours for the glue to dry so we can proceed to the next step ... assembling the complete table.



 This reclaimed wood extension table will have a rough distressing and natural wax top.
 Below is one of the bigger tables we built in 2017 . This 14ft table and matching benches found a new home under a covered logia in La Canada 


Love the way this solid white oak extension trestle table turned out . Going to be a perfect fit for 1920's spanish style home in Glendale  




A slight variation with an apron and extensions. 


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