Traditional Skills – Contemporary Look
Make your own trestle table using modern cabinetshop techniques and choose between a contemporary, live-edge top or a more traditional look. Power tools and templates make construction smooth and efficient, while hand tools still give the classic table a hand-crafted look. You’ll learn:
• To select the best stock to avoid knots and benefit from the wood’s strength
• How to use templates to lay out pieces for consistency and repeatability
• The steps to cut tight mortise-and-tenon joints using power tools for the rough part, then finesse the fit with hand tools
• To create a wedged tenon for a table that is portable and stable
Learn the basic steps to create a beautiful table that can be adjusted in size to fit your current needs.
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About the Host:
Martin Goebel was traditionally trained in cabinet and furniture making at the College of the Redwoods in Fort Bragg, Calif. He spent the next six years creating custom pieces on commission while completing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Studio Fine Arts from the University of Missouri, Saint Louis. In 2008 Martin attended the Rhode Island School of Design, earning a Master of Fine Arts in Furniture Design, focusing on digital design. While on the East Coast, Martin spent time in the Design and Engineering departments of some of America’s premier Northeast furniture brands. A Saint Louisan to his core, Martin returned to Saint Louis in 2011 to found Goebel & Co. Furniture.
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