My daughter asked if I would build her a dining table. We agreed on a Trestle Table design using plans from PW magazine. I used Port Orford Cedar for all the wood. The rough sawn lumber was dimensioned to size using power tools and all joinery was completed using hand tools. All joints were draw bored and wedged tenon joints which are bullet proof.
At some point my daughter asked me to modified the basic design with elements she saw on other websites. I refused to install the full x bracing she wanted on the legs, hence why there is only half of the x bracing. They are ornamental only and provide no structural support. I also had to add bread board ends, my first time doing so. It was a good learning experience
The mortises in the bread boards were hand chiseled. During that process, I somehow broke off a chunk of the mortise chisel handle. A quick call to LN to order a new handle and the rep informed me that they were sending me a replacement handle at no charge. And that is why I will always buy tools from LN. This is not the first time they have stood by their products with me. Kudos to LN, you rock!
The table will be delivered next Friday, woohoo!