My latest project is a trestle table modelled on the Stickley #622 but reduced in size so it’ll fit in my modest kitchen.
I’m using pine, which at one time I’d have said was not a good choice for a project like this. Quarter-sawn white oak would be nice, but is not easily available where I live. I use pine for all my projects, and have found it to work really well for Arts and Crafts designs. I’m making practical furniture for my house, not reproduction antiques, so accuracy to the original is not a factor.
The photos show the fitting-up of a tenon and mortise, and the set-up I used to determine the best overall proportions. I am limited to about 60″ length due to space constraints, but want two people to be able to sit on either side without the legs getting in the way. I settled on a 9″ overhang either end.
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