|Forum topic by Autorotate||posted 05-25-2016 01:07 AM||344 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
05-25-2016 01:07 AM
I am doing my first Farmhouse Table (96”x48”x7/4) and get a few hours a week to devote to it. The top is from old wormy chestnut barn trusses. I am at the point where I am going to purchase the wood for the aprons, legs, and supports. I wanted to see some recommendations on the base pieces that will be painted with milk paint for a more rustic look.
I have never turned wood and the wife wants a 5” bun style leg so I am going to purchase them most likely from https://www.osbornewood.com/1109.aspx.
The cost can get a little pricey for a 5” leg and was wondering what you thought about the knotty pine? My other choice would be the soft maple, but would have to ask my local mill if they also had these species for the other pieces. I do not want to purchase the apron kits because I would like to mill, mortise, and tenon myself. And they also only offer 1” aprons and I am probably going with 2”x4”.
Any recommendations on table bases? Thanks!