|Forum topic by Keith Kelly||posted 10-28-2014 09:39 PM||901 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
10-28-2014 09:39 PM
So I’ve been designing this kitchen island, and am finally building it. All is going well, EXCEPT for a lumber thickness hiccup. I feel like an idiot. Up until now, I completely thought that 4/4 hardwood lumber would be 1” thick. So, I confidently went to a lumber supplier (1 hour away) that had Cherry in only 4/4 thickness, and bought a whole bunch of it! I get home, and finally pull out my caliper to find it’s 13/16”. I call up another supplier and ask them about that, they say that across the board, 4/4 = 13/16”. I mean, I was confident that hardwood lumber was different, so now I’m uncertain of all things in life! I mean, I’m a relative n00b to woodworking (approx 2 years) but I’ve moved on to learning wood movement in great detail, finishing in detail, joinery etc. Apparently in all this time I’ve been using rough sawn lumber from an Amish mill, I’ve been just assuming that surfaced lumber was the same. Anyway, I feel like I just learned that a cheeseburger is actually a taco.
So, my dilemma:
What do you think? What would you do?
I mean, I’m guessing that maybe 0.75” must be common for a table top, since that’s all the local hardwood stores seem to carry.
Side note: the overhangs of the tops will be supported by brackets that are not shown.
-- Keith - Bolivar, Missouri, http://www.SquareOneWoodworks.com