Heidi Mosley Dining Table November 05th, 2018 - 08:13:47
This was the first time I tried this method and I was really surprised and impressed with how well it worked. The edges were all really consistent and really square. Now, of course, you can always use the traditional method of ripping down about 1/8 to 1/4 of an inch on the table, saw on each edge and that will leave you with a square corner as well, either way once you have all of your two-by-fours prepared, you Want to glue up all of your blanks, I glued up the tabletop in three sections, so that everything would be a bit more manageable and I also had blanks made up for each of the benches once the glue dried overnight.
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Then I could just flip the fence to the other side, to create a reference edge for that edge, and then the metal can sit flush into the wood. I couldn't set up a straight edge on the edge of my table, the same way as I could for the top. So, instead of the router I used, the circular saw to get my two edge boundaries laid out. Then I could hog out the rest of the material with the router. The same way I did on the top. With all of my grooves finished. It was time to cut all of my metal to length. Now, of course, there are a million tools. You could do this with, but I'm using the simplest and cheapest method possible, which is an angle grinder with a cut-off wheel. Then I put a slight bevel on any corner that was going to be welded. Welding can be pretty intimidating, but I'm using a really simple and pretty cheap setup. It is a flux core MIG welder, so it requires no gas plus it's a hundred and ten volts, so you can plug it into just about any outlet quarter-inch.
So I added this 2-inch wide piece of steel as reinforcement on the lower third of the lake about 10 inches up the level came from the metal itself flexing not the weld joints so adding this 2-inch piece on in made everything perfectly rigid. I also got the chance to brand at the bottom of the table with my new iron from budget branding irons. They make custom branding irons with your logo and I'll leave them linked in the description. I should have held it a little longer. That looks good, though I only use three screws on each of the legs for the benches, aside from that, it was the exact same process. I send it first with 150, then 220 grit sandpaper and applied a couple coats of Minwax Polycrylic, and with that, the table and benches were done.