|Forum topic by Tom O'Brien||posted 02-19-2009 04:19 AM||6237 views||0 times favorited||4 replies|
02-19-2009 04:19 AM
My daughter has asked me to build her a table for her breakfast area.
The table top is 36 by 72 (96 extended) inches.
I have access to a planer and drum sander at the local high school, but not 36 inches wide, otherwise I would build it from rough cherry. That’s what I plan to use for the supporting trestle and legs.
Is there some combination of material I can use for the top that would be more durable, but would look as nice as cherry plywood?
Alternatively, is there an approach I can take that will allow me to make the table top dead flat, with a narrower thickness planer and drum sander? I’m willing to use rough stock, glued-up and planed to thickness.
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