With the edge on the top so vulnerable to getting damaged I want to get the trim on it as soon as I can.
I want something that can take a beating so I chose that very hard and heavy Santos Mahogany with some Wenge to add some detail.
Here are the 6 pieces I started out with all cut.
This is how they will be glued up. Both pieces of wenge are oversized to allow me to trim them as a unit for a perfect fit.
First I glued up the piece in the upper left corner. Then when dry I took it over the table saw and cut the height and width to make the wenge perfectly flush.
While they were still square I added the groove down it length. You’ll see what that’s for later. Then I glued in the other piece of wenge.
Here it is all done. I rounded the piece of wenge over hanging the bottom. It’s over hanging for two reasons, First it makes it the same thickness as the 1” plywood top and secondly it will help to get a grip when moving the table.
The other cut was made with part of a raised panel bit. I wanted something gradual and not just rounded over. People will be resting the forearms on here so I wanted it to be comfortable. I will soften the edged with a sander before I’m done.
Here is the bit I used to add the groove in the trim pieces and you can see I also did it to all edges of the top.
Next I will be attaching the trim to the top. Stay tuned!
-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX