|Forum topic by Rayy||posted 11-05-2009 05:10 AM||4241 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
11-05-2009 05:10 AM
I want to build a 40 in by 40 in Table Top but not out of plywood. So I figured my best possible bet will be to build a table top using multiple boards next to each other. I plan to use a frame and panel design, where I slide the boards next to each other. I have not worked out the details yet because I am not sure how I should do this.
So here are my options when placing the boards next to each other:
If you have better suggestions I’d consider them.
I’m looking for suggestions and problems with the design. The table top is used for a general table that I will be working on, eating on, drinking beer on. Because there are drinks on the table I expect spill and things like that. My main concern is how to deal with the spills and if they will damage the integrity of the top over time. Especially getting between the cracks.
I have not thought exactly on how I will connect the frame to the panel, but I was thinking of using 4 roughly 10 in x 40 in boards laid side to side to make the 40 in x 40 in table top (of course not taking into consideration sizes for the frame).