|Forum topic by tws||posted 08-19-2015 09:31 PM||584 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
08-19-2015 09:31 PM
i am trying to build a farm/parsons table and need advice on securing wood – the right type – and plans. since i don’t have a wood shop i’m considering having the lumber milled into a kit and assembling it at home if such a thing is possible.
i’ve frequented craigslist for a long time and not found the particular dimensions i need – 30” high by 5 1/2’ long by 30” wide. this table will function as a bread dough kneading and meat cutting table and needs to be stout, as it will also be the platform of several heavy appliances. i intend to season it with food grade mineral oil.
i would like a hard wood maybe oak or some other dense grain wood but would welcome advice on wood choice for this project.
here are some pictures of the specific design i need.
i would prefer the top to be one solid piece achieved by titebonding the top planks together. the joinery for the 4×4” legs is unclear but somewhere there must be a classic joinery plan for this type table.
i should think the minimum plank thickness for the table top should be no less than two inches. if i could get the lumber i may be able to hire a local carpenter with the necessary tools to glue and clamp the table top and mill the rest in a form and fashion that i may be able to assemble it at home. because i’ve been looking so long and am otherwise unable to find exactly what i want locally or online i thought to solicit this forum in hopes of getting some feedback as to what the lumber may cost and a carpenters fee to mill all the parts of this table.
thanks for your input.