Contemporary Trestle Table Part 3: The Solid Cherry Table Top

In this video I construct the solid Cherry table top for a Contemporary Style Trestle Table. I choose the lumber, rough cut the boards, mill the boards, glue up the panels, machine an edge profile, and sand the top.

While I’m really happy with the final shape and structure of the table, I’m not terribly fond of the layout of the panels. I put an emphasis on grain structure and put less emphasis on grain matching the panels. I could have alleviated this problem by milling up more boards to choose from, or sequentially stacking boards to dry as they come off of the mill. The later wasn’t possible since I bought the Cherry lumber as rough sawn boards, that were randomly stacked by the sawyer before I stickered them at home. The table top may look completely different once I apply finish.

Lastly, I want to recommend two woodworkers and YouTube content creators.

Guy Dunlap: YouTube, www.youtube.com/user/guyswoodshop
Instagram, @guyswoodshop

Philip Morley: YouTube, www.youtube.com/c/PhilipMorleyFurniture
Instagram, @philipmorleyfurniture

To keep up with what I’ve got going on in the shop, follow me on Instagram – @alabamawoodworker

An article and free plans are available for download from Popular Woodworking Magazine’s website: http://www.popularwoodworking.com/article/american-trestle-table

The article and plans were written by Chris Schwarz and was featured in the Autumn 2006 issue of Woodworking Magazine.

Woodworking News Source: AlabamaWoodworker

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