|Project by Michael||posted 10-26-2010 06:50 PM||3648 views||5 times favorited||15 comments|
For those of you not familiar with PSL and LVL its a highly engineered composite thats typically used in the place of steel I beams or other areas in building construction where a high load carrying capacity is needed. Both composites have a higher stress rating than solid sawn lumber. Anyways back to the table, the legs are made of PSL and measure around 3 1/8” x 3.5”. Next the top is LVL and is around 1.75” thick. The bottom cabinet space is made of birch plywood and some cheap (junk) pine plywood for the drawer components. The drawer fronts are old red oak barn boards I found around the farm (yes the off color one is rotted some). The thing is mostly put together using motise and tennon joinery but there are some sliding dovetails and rabbits also. I’ve been using this thing since June so it does look a little worn in the pictures. I topped it off with 4 coats of poly. Feel free to comment!
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