Well, I got the legs almost done. I might put another coat of poly on them and I might not. All I have left to do is to cut them to length, but I’ll wait until I make the decision about the finish. Anyway here they are.
I am building the top in 4 sections. The matching ends and the leaves to insert to make the table longer.
The ends are going to be a final dimension of 42” wide by 30” long. This will yield a table 60” by 42” wide.
The two leaves will each be 12” which when inserted will make it either 72” or 84” long.
Here I am getting ready to glue the two 1/2” thick parts together. I will be using a vacuum press to do this to get even pressure, especially in the middle. I left the parts 1/2” long in both directions so that I can clean them up after they are glued.
I will also add a 1 1/2” solid wood border all the way around the circumference. Here are the 2 end parts.
I am using Karson’s trick to keep the pieces lined up for gluing by adding dowels on opposite corners.
Next time Everything should be all glued up and ready for veneering. I just have to make a final decision on exactly what I will do.
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX