This is one of the joined stools I have around the house and I had it out the other day to make some notes for the book – and Rose did this drawing of it:
Maybe she’ll be the next Eleanor Underhill.
I got a question last week about a trestle table that I made. Here’s the table first of all:
more pictures of it here: https://pfollansbee.wordpress.com/2011/08/18/trestle-table-done/
The question was about the stock, and in this case it’s sawn oak, not riven. I forget off the top of my head the dimensions of this stuff, but they are in the range of maybe 3 x 5s – something like that. For a table with riven stock for the framing, here’s our kitchen table:
It’s oak for the framing parts, with a white pine top. The top is 2 boards, edge-glued together. Then the whole top is pinned to the stiles and rails. the top is about 41″ x 67″ and it is never really that clear of stuff.
the stiles are 3″ squares, and the aprons are 4 1/2″ high and maybe about 1 1/4″ thick, or so. The end stretchers are thick as well, and because I used a central stretcher, they need to be a little more carefully squared than some. Here’s the apron and a bracket. It had brackets on the long sides, but they got in the way, so I removed them.
so there. Now you can go rive a table, it’s like a joined stool, but no angles.