|Forum topic by derrick3636||posted 12-02-2015 12:39 AM||595 views||0 times favorited||10 replies|
12-02-2015 12:39 AM
I little while back I asked some questions about a table I’m planning for our dining room. I came up with a few more that I’m hoping LJ can help me out with.
This time I’m wondering about the table top itself. I’ve read all kinds of thread about breadboards, grain pattern, etc. A lot of it is starting to make sense, but I’m no where near ready to get started.
I found this thread: http://lumberjocks.com/projects/96198 The member built(what I consider)a beautiful table. When I looked at it a little closer, in the unfinished pictures, it looks like he has stacked pieces of(I’m guessing)4/4 alder to arive at whatever overall thickness the table ends up being. If this is the truth, I’m guessing it was done because 4/4 is cheaper than buying 8/4. Really I have no idea though.
Now when I tried to search this method, I don’t come up with a lot of good results. Most of the stuff talks about building up the edges of the table tops so they appear thicker.
Now, I’m not 100% sure or even 50% sure, but I think that the table that I’d be replacing is 1-3/4 thick all the way across. If I wanted to duplicate that, is stacking 4/4 boards together to achieve that thickness an acceptable method? Are their problems going about it in this manner? Is it better to just start with 8/4?
Sorry that I’m all over the place with these questions.
Here is a table similar to what I’m looking to do: http://www.restoredtimbers.com/irish-coast-table
Any help would be awesome.