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Thread: Stickley #599 Trestle Table Build

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Stony Plain, Alberta

    Stickley #599 Trestle Table Build

    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.

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    First is to make the template for the legs.
    My first couple of nights were to get this done.

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    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.

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    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.

    Last edited by Gary Zimmel; 03-08-2012 at 03:52 AM.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    falcon heights, minnesota
    since this will weigh about a ton, one thing i would suggest, if you ever want to scoot the beast one way or the other, are the sticky backed fiber pads. they will protect the leg bottoms, and your floor.
    benedictione omnes bene

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Yorktown, Virginia
    Oh boy!! I'll be watching this one.

  4. #4
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    Dec 2006
    I am looking forward to the build Gary!
    “When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.” - John Ruskin
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  5. #5
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Escondido, CA
    I'd go one better than sticky back. Build in glides as you go. HDPE or UHMW pads will always make it pleasure to scoot around as needed. I just did a seven foot altar out of red oak. Weighted a bunch, too. Client loved the HPDE glides. Also slightly chamfered the bottom edge of the legs to avoid splintering as it sits on carpet. Just a thought.
    Last edited by Carol Reed; 03-08-2012 at 02:29 PM.

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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Plainwell, Michigan
    Quote Originally Posted by Ted Calver View Post
    Oh boy!! I'll be watching this one.
    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Satko View Post
    I am looking forward to the build Gary!
    ME TOO!!!

  7. #7
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    Feb 2007
    Best regards,

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    Oct 2006
    ABQ NM
    I'll jump on the bandwagon, too.

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    Dec 2007
    Los Angeles, CA
    Count me in too.

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    Jun 2008
    GTA Ontario Canada
    Add me to the long list of lurkers onthis thread.

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