An Annotated Portfolio & Project Documentaries

Thirteen. Trestle plank dining/conference table

The table top is ten feet long, three feet wide, two inches thick. It is made of three planks--the center one is twenty-five inches wide. The top is removable from the base. Each post is burled, one of Lodgepole pine and the other of Douglas fir. The stretcher between the posts is a Lodgepole tree trunk, joined to the posts at each end with round mortise and tenon joints.

This view shows the end with the Douglas fir burled post closer to the camera. These two photos were taken shortly after the table was placed in the Creighton Block Gallery, downtown Virginia City, Montana. I documented the table making with a blog (35 posts and over 120 photographs). You can visit the blog at


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