|Forum topic by rhybeka||posted 09-08-2015 02:26 PM||1028 views||0 times favorited||17 replies|
09-08-2015 02:26 PM
What was supposed to be a quick/easy project has turned into something a bit more. Just looking to get some opinions on joining two 2×10 x 6ft pieces of fir that are being turned into a fake live edge counter/bar top. The back edge of the ‘counter’ is resting/screwed to a 2×4 mounted on the wall, and the front board will be supported by iron pipe legs that go to the floor. The only thing it will be holding is legos. :)
Originally I was going to joint the inside edges, glue, and kreg jig them together so it looked like one large board. Still an option. I went looking at a few slab pics and saw one that was interesting but I don’t know how it was joined. the two pieces were close enough together to have no gap but you could tell there were two separate pieces ( I didn’t save the pic and I should’ve since I can’t seem to find it again. urgh). I was thinking I could cut an angled edge on both pieces along the top edge and leave the bottom edge original so they could still meet/be joined on that bottom edge. Another option is to have a small space between them which is what I’m mulling over how to do. I’m seeing from pics it’s usually done with butterfly inlays which – would be fun but I don’t have a template nor mad router skills…or really time to learn/practice. Unless of course it’s easier than I’m giving it credit for looking. I was thinking maybe dowels but I wasn’t sure if they would be strong enough over the length?
as always the original idea may be the best but I thought something different may be fun :)
-- Beka/Becky - aspiring jill of all trades, still learning to not read the directions.