|Forum topic by Colin1||posted 10-13-2016 01:43 PM||746 views||0 times favorited||12 replies|
10-13-2016 01:43 PM
I’m new to this blog and also pretty new to woodworking! One project I want to make is a walnut table with steel legs but I’m trying to figure out the best way to create a top that looks thick without using 8/4+ lumber. I have attached a picture of how I imagine the final product and will discuss the two ways I am thinking of creating the look of thickness.
1. Lots of Bevels! This method would allow me to make the table look as thick as I want but I imagine there may be some issues getting all the anglesto line up. This is where I want your fedback! For this method I was thinking of gluing up boards slightly longer and wider than my desired table size then cutting 45 bevels on all sides and then mitering these offcuts to form the edge of the table. For the size corner pieces I would have the make cuts in 2 directions. This would result in a continuous grain look and I think would provide well hidden joins. I have attached some pictures to try and explain what I am thinking.
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2. Simply doubling up edges. There is already a link showing this process in good detail.
I would like to do the first method because I can make the table as thick looking as I want but again am worried about the logistics…
What do you guys think? Maybe you have a better idea I did not think of, if so, let me know!