Trestle Table – laying out the top

Over the weekend I finished the rough milling of the boards for the top. 4 boards ended up needing to be ripped to remove knots, sap wood, or cracks so the overall width of the table top is looking like it will be closer to 35 inches instead of the targeted 36.

After identifying the best face of each board and figuring out the best layout of board widths here is the final result.  There is more color variation across the boards than I would have liked but

Now I can start flattening the the show faces and jointing the edges.  Hopefully I can get the top glued up before next week so I can figure out the final dimensions for the base.


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