10ft Maple Conference Table Question
This is my first post and I'm really excited to be here!
I am about to start a project to build a conference table for my new office. It will be 10' x 3.5' using Maple wood. I plan to use 7 2x6 pieces and 1 2x4 to get the desired width(assuming appx 1/2" lost from squaring off all edges). I will be joining these using a biscuit cutter, wood glue and clamps as would be expected for a project like this. I've included pictures of tables that I'm looking to style mine after. The legs will be industrial style, metal box legs.
I'm wondering if I should be worried at all about support for this table. Do I need more than 2 legs? The wood should be strong enough but I don't know if we need any support in the middle. Since these will be joined together, is this something I should be worried about? I could always buy another leg and put it in the middle as support but I would prefer not too.
I also considered routing a channel in the across the width in the middle of the table and securing a steel rod into that channel as support but I don't know if this is something that's even remotely smart to do.
So...should I be worried about bowing or breaking for a table of that length? Thanks so much everyone and I'm excited to be here more often!