“Building the Collapsable Trestle Table with Will Myers” Released!

//“Building the Collapsable Trestle Table with Will Myers” Released!

I’m excited to announce the release of a much-anticipated DVD and Digital Download:  “Building the Collapsable Trestle Table with Will Myers”!

Will Myers holding a clapper board slate on set while filming a DVD about making a collapsiable trestle table in Joshua Farnsworth's woodworking workshop

Will Myers came up with this original trestle table design, based on historical designs that he studied. But he decided to improve upon the designs and aesthetics that he found. Aside from it’s strength & light weight, what I love about this table is it’s ability to be easily collapsed and transported. It’s perfect for people who live in confined spaces and need a table that can be stored in a closet. I think it would also be mighty impressive for fancy picnics or football tailgating (SEC fans will understand). Craft fairs? Check. Assembly table for your workshop? Check. Elevated platform for table-top dancers? Check. (Yes, it’s that strong).

A lumber panel sitting in a woodworking workbench leg vise during a trestle table build in Joshua Farnsworth's woodworking workshop

The five hour video shares many woodworking hand tool and joinery skills, including tusk tenons, breadboard ends, gluing up table tops with one clamp, mortise & tenon, flattening a table top with hand planes, using a spokeshave, using a beading plane, chisel work, etc…

Will Myers sitting on the finished trestle table in a funny zen position next to woodworking workbenches in Joshua Farnsworth's woodworking workshop

You can purchase this DVD here or the Digital Download here. And to show our love and support for woodworkers, you can have the trestle table woodworking plans and cut list here for free. But Will and I would really love if you buy the video too!

Will Myers sitting on the finished trestle table holding a trestle table leg next to woodworking workbenches in Joshua Farnsworth's woodworking workshop

Finished trestle table sitting next to woodworking workbenches in Joshua Farnsworth's woodworking workshop

 

 

2018-04-02T17:27:01+00:00

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Joshua loves mixing his passion for traditional hand tool woodworking with his ability to teach in a simple manner. He lives on a small farm in Earlysville, Virginia with his wife and four children, and builds furniture in his workshop / woodworking school.

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Excellent to have a trestle table that is collapsable.

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I’d be a little concerned about the battens screwed in cross-grain under the tabletop. Won’t these constrain movement in the tabletop, potentially leading it to split?

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I’m curious what type of screws (length, machine, tapered, or ?) you’re using to secure the 1″ top to the battens (none are identified in the materials list)? Any concern for splitting either the pine (or alternately mentioned hardwood) with subsequent did-assembly/re-assembly handling?

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