Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Central Florida
Adam - due to the relative inexpensive price of construction lumber,
I would suggest you build the table to your design with the tools
you have access to.
sometimes we "seniors" forget where we came from. building your first project
can be frustrating but also very rewarding in the aspect of learning as you go.
skill and talent are acquired with actual hands on doing things.
if the table does not work for you after it is built, you can use the wood to make
some nice end tables. (and that would be more practice).
then - you can use that experience to venture into oak and other "better" woods.
pre drilling and countersinking the screws will help prevent splitting.
if you are not going to use wood plugs to cover the screws, countersink
the heads, apply a couple of drops of candle wax on the screwhead before
filling with wood filler. (just in case you want to take it apart later)
all the best !!
-- I am a painter. That's what I do. I paint things --
Last edited by John Smith_inFL; 10-09-2019 at 08:36 AM.