|Forum topic by ynathans||posted 12-14-2014 06:14 PM||630 views||0 times favorited||3 replies|
12-14-2014 06:14 PM
I am in the early stages of a project to help my brother in law with an inexpensive but sturdy dining room table. He and his wife just bought a house and there’s no money left :)
They want something in the area of 8-10 feet long and four feet wide. I was thinking of gluing up two sheets of 3/4” ply, then attaching 4×4’s as legs, then I could trim out the edges with some oak. For the stretchers, should I use 2×4’s , or am I better off with 4×4’s there too (too heavy?) Do I use one set of stretchers just under the tabletop or do I need a second set lower down on the legs too?
Does that plan seem sound? In terms of attaching the 4×4’s to the table top, I was thinking I could use pocket screws, maybe put 2 pocket screws on each face of the 4×4 to make it real solid (since it is very think that should be doable?)
Anyway, would appreciate any input on whether the above makes sense. I was going to make 2 sections of 4 foot table since it will be easier to maneuver and manage, and then just butt the two up together to make one big table.