Time to put my shop upgrade on the back burner.
The boss has said we have spent enough time on it and it's time do make another couple of pieces of furniture for our home.
First one will be a Stickley #599 Trestle Table to replace our dining room table.
A massive beast this table is. The original had 2 1/4" thick legs but as we all I can get is 8/4 QSWO we will go with 1 3/4" legs and a 1 1/2" top.
Plan calls for around 135 BF of QSWO so it will weigh a ton....
This is what we are aiming for.
All in all a simple build, just real massive.
trestle table 3.jpg
First is to make the template for the legs.
My first couple of nights were to get this done. 1/2" MDF for this template.
trestle table 1.jpg
With it out of the way I spent the last couple of nights machining the stock for the legs.
I netted out just under 1 7/8" so I'm happy with that.
This is going to be one big chunky monkey.
trestle table 2.jpg
My next few sessions will be to do the two glue ups for these two legs.
The two mortices in each leg will be incorporated into the glue up to save a bunch of time.
Or so the game plan goes....