|Forum topic by kenzaburo||posted 05-15-2013 09:47 AM||1700 views||0 times favorited||1 reply|
05-15-2013 09:47 AM
New to the forum and relatively new to woodworking. For about four years I’ve been doing a lot of remodelling from framing, to plumbing, electrical and building some simple furniture. Jack of many trades, master of none.
The goal is to build something like in the attached image: an waterfall island/table. I have two 1.5”x73”x39” oak butcherblocks (of which one will be cut in half) On one side, there will be two back-to-back cabinets (for a total of 36”x36” fooprint) and on the other side there will be bar stools.
My main question concern:
will the butcherblock sag over time for that 36”x39” unsupported span where the stools will be?
Also, I don’t want to miter the two slab edges. What are my choices for connecting the vertical and horizontal butcherblock pieces on the table side in a sturdy manner? Dowels? Epoxy? Another angle metal piece with pre-drilled holes for countersinking the screws?
The floors are sealed concrete. What are some options for connecting the wood slab to the floor? Metal dowels?
Thanks a lot and looking forward to learn.