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htims05

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#1 posted 04-16-2019 02:24 PM


How do you plan to flatten the glued up table top?

- OSU55

I m new to this – isn t the planer going to flatten the boards?

- htims05

Yes, but the glued up panel will not be. I agree it’s a bigger project than you are thinking it is. A “hack” solution will be much easier. Just leave the wood as is and screw to plywood from underneath (dont glue so the wood can move) or similar to a picnic table without gaps.

- OSU55

If it really doesn t have to be pretty the “hack solution” would be to attach a 4×8 sheet of plywood to the underside using glue and screws. :-)
- Andybb

And then put a 2” trim around the outside.

- Andybb

This hack solution might be good enough and keep me from buying a planer when I’ll likely only use it once – for this…and I don’t have a jointer and likewise wouldn’t go through the expense to buy one for this. I’m looking for a local shop or community college or mill that might do this surfacing for me but I’m not finding much.

That said if I hacked this, and used a sheet of ply as the tabletop could I get “close enough” in that the boards don’t have 1/2” gaps between them on the edges and then use a belt sander to get it moderately flat.

Thinking I could rip them down to 6, 8, 10 inches to clean the edges so they butt up nice, screw to a plywood underlayment, and then belt sand to take any of the cupping out?

As I type this it sure sounds like a hack and may end up like crap as a non-woodworker.

The table’s use will have a computer on it so the mouse would need to be able to run smoothly – I’m planning on finishing it to help with that – the kitchen table I finished came out well (granted I just re-finished it).


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