Modified Trestle Table

Submitted by Ryan on Fri, 07/27/2012 - 06:24

This is the kitchen table that I made when my wife said I "wasn't handy", I'm pretty sure she meant she wanted me to replace the ceiling in the dining room...

I took the Farmhouse Table plans and changed them a bit to create a true trestle table. I'm pretty happy with the results.

Unfortunately there isn't anywhere to put the Google SketchUp of this project.

Estimated Cost
Estimated Time Investment
Week Long Project (20 Hours or More)
Type of Wood
Finish Used
I used a cherry gel stain and a jacobean traditional stain, finished with poly. Two coats of cherry followed by the jacobean and three coats of the poly.
Recommended Skill Level



Wed, 09/05/2012 - 11:57

Basically I combined the farmhouse and trestle table plans that Ana has up here... I didn't want to use a metal bar to fasten the legs, so I used a wood cross brace. Though honestly with the large box legs, the table is very sturdy even without a cross brace. I have a Google SketchUp of this project if you want it.


Sun, 12/01/2013 - 20:05

I love the color of the finish. I am just about ready to start building my farmhouse table and was looking for a nice color for the finish. Thanks for sharing!

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