Currently, I am working on a trestle table. This slideshow illustrates how the table has progressed up until the present time. When this table is complete it will be available for purchase. Please CONTACT ME if you are interested.
I’ve been documenting the build live on Twitter (username @FlairWoodworks, category #flairww). I’ve archived the Tweets on my blog in Sessions.
Flat Boards are Boring
“An absolutely beautiful job so far.
It’s going to be magnificent when completed.”
Playing with Slabs
of the table especially with the live edge
to the inside and smooth to the outside.”
From Two Slabs to One Table Top
“It’s going to be a magnificent table!”
Clamping Odd Shapes
and Sketching on Wood
“Can’t get over your talent for being
only 24 Chris. You have such a
creative mind. It shows in your work!”
Routing Pockets for Battens
“Nice looking table top Chris.
It looks like a behemoth!”
Making Battens and
Installing Countertop Connectors
“Great job Chris. I’ve been
watching the progress on your
table and enjoying the process.
and Flattening the Underside
…cannot wait to see this one done…
Make Your Tools Work for You
and Flattening the Top
“Nice! Can’t wait to see it finished.
Mortises the Slow Way
(or Why I’m Buying a Domino XL)
when it’s finished. It’s amazing.”
Curvy Legs are Always Good
what’s not to like about this table.
I admire that you have not
taken the easy route on anything.
This is some of the most creative
and difficult joinery I can remember.
I’m very impressed.
You continue to do excellent work.”
Straight Lines on Wonky Surfaces
“I love it!”
Fitting the Mother
of all Mortise & Tenon Joints
“I love the way it is coming out, nice work.”
Making Things Better, Worse, then Better
“I admire your work and look
forward to the next instalment!”
Battens and Complicated Tenons, Again
“Great work! Enjoying the posts.”
The Trestle Comes Together
“…can’t wait to see that table finished”
Angled Mortises and Tenons
“Really like the shaping you’ve done.
Very pleasing lines…at least to me”
Two Feet for Two Legs
“…nice work. Looks really smooth.”
Attachment Strips and Power Carving
“…this looks great Chris,
can’t wait to it done. Inspiring!”
Jon C. McGrath
Refining the Sculpted Base
It looks outstanding!”
Ron C. Bailey
A Little Sanding, then More Sanding
“That’s a lot of time.
But it sure looks good.”
Preparing for a Big Glue-Up
“It’s going to be an awesome table.”
Fitting and Joining the Table Top
“Chris, I think you’re on the cusp of
making something seriously beautiful.”
The Bottom of the Top
“Looking great! can not wait to
see it once you start carving!!!”
Maple Trestle Table, Session 24:
Profiling the Table’s Edge
“That really is an incredible table.
Love the lines, the material,
and the workmanship is phenomenal!”
Maple Trestle Table, Session 25:
Completing the Bottom Edge
“I’m just gobsmacked by the work
you’re doing on the free form maple table.
Stayed up till 1:00 A.M. catching up and then
got up this morning to follow some more.
Maple Trestle Table, Session 26:
Installing the Base
“Your trestle table is a work of art”
Maple Trestle Table, Session 27:
Flattening the Top and
Completing the Edge
“Thank you for the inspiration.
Your tweet along on the trestle table
has been awesome!!!”
Maple Trestle Table, Session 28:
Filling in the Voids
“Beautiful slabs and I
like the layout you chose.”
Paul-Marcel St. Onge
Maple Trestle Table, Session 29:
Removing Epoxy, Then Adding More
“That is just a beautiful piece.
I can’t wait to see it all put together
with a finish on it!”
Maple Trestle Table, Session 30:
Preparing for Finishing and
Starting Some Finishing
“Love the shape it’s taking.
GREAT work Chris!”