|Forum topic by WoodNoob13||posted 02-27-2013 08:35 AM||1212 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
02-27-2013 08:35 AM
So I have a project that I am building. its a cedar grill stand. I plan on making the table top out of .75×3.75” with 1/4 spacing. The bottom shelf will be 1.7 x .75 1/4 inch spacing. My question after searching here and elsewhere is which direction the grain should or could run? I know vertical grain is stronger but the horizontal grain i find more appealing “to my eye” with its slight wave and character. So for the bottom shelf with the boards being 1.7x .75×14.5” does it matter which direction the grain goes?
The boards will be but joined to a bottom apron with glue and pocket screws. I am milling the boards from 4×4s so i can choose, to a certain extent, which direction the grain runs.
Here is my design
What do you think?
Thank you in advance,