Most Simple Wooden Table?
I went to school for carpentry a few years back, but it's been so long I could use some assistance.
First off, I am retired due to ill health, and thus poor, so I can't afford to buy a table, nor do I wish to buy metal parts for a table, except for the screws and whatnot that I'll of course need.
Since some of my income and a lot of my activities are centered around my computer, I need a desk for that. The thing is, I do not want to sit at my PC, I want to stand as I work. This means the table should be around 1000 mm (about 39") tall, with a tabletop of around 800x600mm(24"x31").
I am looking for the absolute cheapest and simplest way to make this table. I'd imagine it's possible to make one with nothing but the actual tabletop, and legs, plus some screws and those immovable hinge looking things (carpentry is the only thing I've actually studied in my native tongue, so this word escapes me, but I think you know what I mean. It's a supporting metal piece to connect the tabletop and legs). I'll also get some finish for the table to minimize how crooked it will get, but since I lack proper tools, I doubt I can make any extra support structures for the table, except I'll need something to just keep the legs from wobbling too much.
What would be the most minimalist way to approach this problem? How thick should the tabletop be? how thick should the legs be? It doesn't have to be a looker, it just needs to be functional, and support the weight of a 32" flat screen monitor, a keyboard, and my arms.
The cheapest lumber around here is spruce and pine.
Thanks for any insight. I have about 3 hours before I can head to the store so I'll try and plan something in the meanwhile!