Elm Trestle Table
The elm is sourced from Wisconsin. Some of the elm is from the home forty (half high ground and half swamp where I grew up and spent my childhood developing an immunity to mosquitos and partial resistance to deer flies), and the rest was purchased from the sawyer who turned my elm logs into lumber.
Inspiration came from a piece done by Daniel Chaffin for the FWW Sept/Oct 2013 Issue. From that starting point, I designed my table and over a month it slowly evolved to satisfy my desire to honor the heritage of the lumber and my evolving tastes in woodworking. The round through tenon with cherry tusk compliments the gentle curve of the leg. This part of the table pays tribute to the shape of a lone Elm tree standing sentinel in a Wisconsin farm field and showcases my skill at this point in my journey as a woodworker. More on this build on @swiltzius on instagram.