Published on February 23rd, 2012 | by Jules Yap


King Artur

Artur cross over trestle table

Materials: Artur trestles and a bespoke table top (DIY store); Both beech.

Description: I took two Artur trestles and mounted them cross-over.
To do so I cut out the pieces of the L-shaped wood in the lower (not moveable) part of the tresle that was in the way of fitting the 4 parts into each other (Artur pic no. 1) to form a cross (Artur pic no. 2).

Artur cross over trestle table
Artur cross over trestle table

This needs some exact measurement and precise cutting with the saw. All 4 parts should be fixed with bolts.

The upper part can be cut like you see in Artur pic no. 1 and then mounted on the tabletop with bolts.

Artur cross over trestle table

~ Rainer Messerklinger, Vienna, Austria

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Jules Yap

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2 Responses to King Artur

  1. Zulaya says:

    Wow, you’re much better with a saw than I am, that’s for sure. I consider it a major coup when a board comes out the right length with a straight side.

    It’s very nice, and definitely well done!

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