|Forum topic by JoeRPhilly||posted 04-08-2014 02:25 PM||672 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
04-08-2014 02:25 PM
I am working on a blanket/toy chest out of french walnut for our living room. It will store our daughter’s toys for now and also provide an extra seat if needed. I have a couple of questions for the crowd
I took a little more thickness off the panel for the top than I should have, and now it is about 11/16” thick. I’d feel more comfortable with at least 3/4 if not 7/8. Do you think 11/16” is thick enough if people might be sitting on it?
The top/lid will be about 44”x19”
I don’t have enough french walnut to re-do it, but could use black walnut that should look OK with the french.
My second question is about breadboards for the top. Do you think breadboards are necessary? I was planning on putting some cleats on the bottom of the lid to add support. I suppose adding breadboards would be nice and add some insurance for the lid, but don’t necessarily want to do them if they’re not needed.