|Project by BrandonR||posted 04-17-2013 03:27 AM||4209 views||2 times favorited||9 comments|
This was a custom build for a client who at first was interested in a custom picnic table. We slowly collaborated and I drew up a design for them and talked them into building with cedar. Luckily a Menards opened last week just a mile away from my house, there cedar is 35% cheaper than HD or Lowes. Check them out if in Midwest.
The construction was all pocket holes and glue. At first I had gotten 1 x material to make the bread board top. I quickly got frustrated as the 1x material kept splitting, cracking with any stress with the pocket holes. I realized the 1 x cedar was just way to fragile for the top, I had to adjust and switch to 2x.
Thanks for al the advise in the forums and steering me way clear away from doing breadboard ends with treated wood. I was very happy with the build, and already have another request for a duplicate table… from my wife.
Biggest lesson learned is I need a big assembly table with a dead flat top. Doing all the pocket holes on a slightly sloped concrete garage floor led to lots of adjustments and sanding.