|Forum topic by Jesse||posted 09-15-2015 07:40 PM||664 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
09-15-2015 07:40 PM
Hey all! I’ve been a longtime lurker here, just taking a gander at all your fantastic woodworking projects. You all are a talented bunch!
I figured with a few projects coming up in the pipeline I need to get some advice from those who have gone before me. My wife and I are almost done with a bathroom renovation (down to studs and subfloor, and then I didn’t like how the subfloor looked so we ripped that out too!) and when that’s done the next project, after we finish setting up the shop downstairs, is going to be repurposing an old dining room table, sans legs, into a coffee table for the living room.
So the table that we have is circular and used to have a leaf (it was gone before we got the table). We took off the legs and are going to be removing the apron pieces from the bottom, which will leave us with a nice two-halves set of wood waiting to be joined together forever. Put together we’re looking at a 44” diameter.
So my question to my fellow lumber-minded individuals is – how would YOU join these together? Is it a matter of planing the joining edges and gluing? Should I construct something for underneath to keep things together? I just want to make sure that I’ve got a solid connection between the two. I’m open to any and all suggestions!
Thanks, looking forward to becoming a more regular participant in discussions here!