|Forum topic by myxology||posted 06-10-2016 02:31 PM||552 views||0 times favorited||5 replies|
06-10-2016 02:31 PM
I am trying to build a farmhouse style table, for the first time. I’m only about 2 years into woodworking and I’ve never built a table, that I can remember. A few cabinets, but not a free standing table like this. I could use your help looking over my plans to see what rookie mistakes I might be making here.
This will be an outdoor table. I plan to stain and seal it and I’m going to be using 2×4 and 2×10 douglas fir boards. Trying to keep the cost down. Most of the design is pretty straight forward, but I’d still like to hear what you guys think.
My current plan is to take 1/8” off each side of the boards to remove the roundover. I was also thinking I might run the table top boards through the thickness planer before assembly to get a smoother top. I am thinking of making the top by using biscuits and glue and would love some feedback on that idea. Then I was going to use a powered hand planer to flatten the top and then I suppose I will be sanding for days. :) Also, I’m a bit concerned about milling the table top pieces and then how long I should let them sit before I do the glue up as I don’t want them to twist. A day, a week, a month? Longer?
I think the rest of the construction; legs, aprons, etc. look pretty good but any feedback is welcome. I am sharing the link to my sketchup file here for anybody that might want to look at it in detail. That would be really cool, so long as you don’t make fun of what I named the components. :) Such a rookie.
Thanks in advance to all your help! Very much appreciated.