|Forum topic by CarlTuesday||posted 261 days ago||1310 views||0 times favorited||14 replies|
261 days ago
Hey all, long time listener, first time caller. I’ll rudely jump right in with a question now that I’ve moved from dreaming about tackling some of this stuff to actually doing….
I’ve got a dining table build in progress, and its pretty far along: the base is done, most of the top is laminated together, etc, so it seems like this is something I should have figured out earlier but oh well. Most all of the work, outside of long rips (done on borrowed tablesaw) and squaring (2x faces done on my jointer) is done by hand – somewhat by preference, somewhat by necessity.
I can’t decide whether I want to put breadboards in, both aesthetically & whether the “flattening” benefit is particular helpful in my case. The top is long enough right now where I can omit or put them on, so I at least gave myself options. The overhang in the length is about 8” on either side, and width-wise it’s about 4” either side. Given the design and overhangs, I’m not sureThe downside to doing breadboard ends are, in my book:
Base details: Design is roughly a “rustic” type table, with pine base consisting of thick (planed down) 4×4 legs, lap joints, and big stretcher dovetailed in. The half-lap dovetail stretcher between leg bases, which I assure you really exists but isn’t in the picture is the only “fancy” detailing right now…
Here is a picture of the base:
Tabletop details: Roughly 40” x 90”, hickory that is ~13/16” for field and thicker 8/4 mahogany around the edges to try and give bulk to match “rustic” base… Here it is laid out a ways back before clean up/glue up – you’ll just have to imagine what it would look like with a breadboard of mahogany (or I suppose two pieces of hickory could be face laminated together and used as well):