tabletop out of hardwood floor
I (possible stupidly) decided to order enough hardwood flooring to make a tabletop. It's going to be 3 feet wide, and about 4 1/2 feet long, made of 2 1/4 inch strips.
I just wanted to seek someone else's advice before I go ahead and start building the thing. First of all, do I have enough bracing underneath? The apron will be 1x3 red oak from home depot (cost more than the entire surface...), and the legs will be whatever I can find for cheap. How do I attach the surface, especially considering that the end pieces are hardly supported?
Second, what kind of glue should I use? The planks fit together tightly, but I'm sure that the amount of surface contact is nothing like with standard joining using biscuits. Lacking power tools this is what I've got though... I figure on using yellow glue, but would poly be better? The finish will be stain topped with polyurethane.
Third, I didn't realize this when I ordered the wood, but it's beveled so there will be grooves on the table. I don't think I've seen this before in a kitchen table, so how can I fix the grooves? Will expansion affect the filler material?
Alright that's it for now, but I will keep you guys updated on this somewhat experimental project! Thanks