Trestle

It has been remarkable to build this live edge table and see the response from you my followers.  The lucky recipient of this table came to me over a year ago with a cedar log and several logs of ash that he came into by chance.  I told him I could mill the wood and in a year it would be dry enough to build a dining table for him and his family.  I designed a trestle table on paper and presented it to him.  He loved it and we went ahead with the plan.

Now this last week with the wood dried I began to build.  The base is made from the ash tree and I stained it a rich brown.  The top is made from the cedar and that grain has stolen the show.  Cedar is very susceptible to light and when it is first cut it is candy red with a creamy sap wood.  Within a day though light begins to change the grain and turn it a rich brown which is only accentuated by the varnish top coat that I applied.

 

  Curly ash is inlayed to fill natural voids in the cedar.

Curly ash is inlayed to fill natural voids in the cedar.

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