I am building two benches and a table, and trying to figure out how to square them up has me scratching my head. Since the apron of the table is not flush with the outside of the 4×4’s, I am not sure how to do it. I don’t have an extra set of hands at the moment and am not patient enough for hubby to get home, so would like to figure out how to do it myself.
The table base measures 56 1/2×34 3/4, however….I have just discovered that only one of the 4×4’s are square. who the heck decided that the actual measurements weren’t going to be the same as what it says it is. I never thought to measure the 4×4’s either. So some of them are 1/16 out and one is 1/8th out. So both lengths are the same for the table base, but the widths are 3/16 different. Its an outside farmhouse table…really, does it matter about the 3/16ths??? probably not, because there will be an over hang on the table. The measurements for this table are odd, not that I look at them, but I was given a cut list and so far have been following it. I have not cut any boards for the top though and mabey its a good thing…I can better plan out the cuts according to the table base.
Anyhow….here are a couple of pictures and yes, I am doing it in my living room. I figure I’m the one that has to clean it anyhow…so I can make the mess. At least I did all the cutting outside this time. The chop saw makes a heck of a mess indoors :)
This is the table base
And here is the corner showing the apron.