|Forum topic by Pousson||posted 01-14-2015 06:38 PM||764 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
01-14-2015 06:38 PM
I am building my first table and have been very successful with the base and thought I was with the top as well. Since I am just getting into woodworking, I don’t have planers and I am using stock pine for this table.
The table top consists of 2 2×12 a 2×8 in the middle length wise with 2 2×8 breadboard caps.
the finished table should look something like this:
I have everything constructed and I noticed after my top glue up that the end cap bread boards are slightly angled downwards when the top is right side up. This creates a top that is somewhat ever so slightly tented when rested on the base. The side apron supports that are length wise under the table top have about a half inch gap. Since I have angled pocket holes underneath, you could potentially see the screws in the gap.
So the question is, Can I hand plane the table length wise past the bread boards to flatten the bottom out and make it sit flush or is this too much material and I will have to start over?
Any suggestions would be very appreciated.