Small Trestle Table

Materials: Hemlock, Fir

First attempt at a table. Based on design from Roy Underhill, basic trestle designs such as this appear in 16th century German pieces (a trestle table very similar to this one is illustrated in Jost Amman's Book of Trades, c. 1568). This example is made from hemlock and fir (cheap wood!) and has held up well, except detail on trestle tops proved prone to breaking, so I removed them. Finished with linseed oil and light beeswax. For construction notes, see Roy Underhill's book The Woodwright's Apprentice.





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