under construction in the shop

In custom woodworking-related news, I am finishing up a trestle table that I've been wanting to build for some time. 

Trestle tables sometimes appear flimsy to my eye, so for this one I designed it to have a more massive feel. This design lent itself well to traditional joinery methods; for example, I used wedge-through tenons to attach the stretchers to the legs, and pinned tenons to connect the legs to the foot element. It is constructed with walnut, and I completed it with a polyurethane hand-rubbed finish. Check out the pictures below.