Trestle Table – Episode 9

Trestle Dining Table 9

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We are ready to glue up the base-frame assembly, which is made easier by having already glued up the end frame sub-assemblies. With that done, Paul glues on the infills and cuts the turnbuttons before edge jointing and gluing up the table top.


  1. knightlylad on 25 June 2015 at 12:13 am

    Thank you for the lesson.

  2. Adams.rt on 25 June 2015 at 12:19 am

    Nice demonstrations of some of the more involved glue ups I’ve seen on WWMC. I really appreciated your honest portrayal of the slight elevation in stress you still experience after 50+ years of glue-ups. I definitely have to take a deep breath and calm myself in most of my glue-ups. It’s nice to know it’s a natural feeling among woodworkers of all experience levels.

  3. chasabel on 25 June 2015 at 12:52 am

    Why use such a fast setting glue? There are slower setting glues that I’m sure would do the job.
    I used liquid hide glue once to glue a handle on a drawer front and decided I’d made a mistake
    and in less than 1/2 hour it tore the wood away from the drawer front in getting it off.

  4. mcael on 25 June 2015 at 2:19 pm

    Coming together quite nicely, when you have finished the table Paul, can you make a carver chair to go with it.

    • Eddy Flynn on 26 June 2015 at 9:32 pm

      i believe a dining chair is the next but one project

      • mcael on 26 June 2015 at 11:40 pm

        I hope so, can’t have a table of this quality without any chairs

  5. david o'sullivan on 26 June 2015 at 12:23 am

    i love you Paul and would be more than happy to help with any future glue ups .this is a beautiful table especially the design element

  6. terrence on 27 June 2015 at 4:48 am

    Fun watching a project come together.

  7. Joshua P on 28 June 2015 at 8:26 pm


    I have really enjoyed watching this trestle table come together. I am wanting to make a coffee table sized version out of walnut. (I have noticed a version of this on your website here.)
    Would it be possible to share the materials and cut list, as well the adaptations necessary?


  8. Sandy on 1 July 2015 at 4:46 pm

    I can’t wait to get a chance to build this one. My wife has been informed that there will be a new dinning table in the near future.

  9. jsoderquist on 21 November 2015 at 4:36 pm

    You always manage to make me laugh Mr. Sellers. ‘You probably have people that love you and care for you.’ Classic.

  10. frankritorto on 29 November 2018 at 1:27 am

    I was just wondering how you determine if breadboard ends are necessary or not? Is it purely application? For example, you expect a dining table to remain in a climate controlled room of the house with a consistent humidity level? There is a project for a breadboard end cutting board. Again in this instance, breadboard ends were a feature due to application?

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