Number one Son Adam has just bought a bigger family home in Sydney.
The Dining room is squarish, not too sure of the overall dimensions but it looks square to me.
Anyway while I was there helping move in he asked me if I could make him a wooden table top as he wanted to make a steel frame to mount it in for the room.
Something similar in design to this one.
Anyway the room was measured up and decided a table 1500mm x 1500mm was the size they wanted.
Upon my return home I ferreted around in my various timber stashes and found some Yellow Stringbark which I though would be suitable.
Yellow Stringy bark is a hardwood used in flooring so I thought it should fit the bill as he wanted a rustic look
So I set to work dimensioning the rough sawn timber and managed to dress enough to do the job.
Once I had everything finished I laid the boards out to do a dimension and appearance check.
Now this timber is quite large and I might add heavy about 7 to 8 Kgs per board its now about 28 mm thick and around 160mm in width, the lengths I had to to dock to 500 or 600 mm and 1.1M to achieve the desired size.
One of the problems I see is the fact I have never handled anyything so big before, and the fact I am not really into making furniture, however as its for a family member one has to do their best, its going to be tricky to complete.
My first challenge was to make a Jig to cut everything accurately.
The layout was approved so I am off on a new adventure !!
-- Regards Robert