|Forum topic by Dustin||posted 09-19-2016 02:52 PM||271 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
09-19-2016 02:52 PM
Well, thanks to the job change and my BA finally coming to a close in 4 weeks, I’m getting more and more time in the shop! Recently had a friend ask me about building a simple shaker style desk. Nothing fancy: the tapered legs are the only real finesse on this piece.
We’re just in the phase of kicking around ideas, so we haven’t settled on a wood or exact dimensions yet, but I know he’ll want the table-top to be roughly 5’ x 2’. Each leg (thinking 2.5” at the top) will be mortised and tenoned to the runners, which I’m planning at 3/4” thick by 3.5”-4” high.
My question is this: what thickness would you all recommend for the top? I’m trying to push him towards cherry (both he and I are a big fan) with a breadboard edge. I figured with the supporting rails, sag wouldn’t be much of a concern, and it would mainly come down to aesthetics.
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