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Designing a 14’x5’ conference table

by Mark
posted 10-04-2018 04:51 PM


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BFamous

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#1 posted 10-04-2018 05:06 PM

I think my first questions would be:
1. What type of wood is it, and
2. What type of finish

If they are expecting a natural finish, then the grain pattern is going to be important so you’ll need to consider this when resawing the material.

-- Brian Famous :: Charlotte, NC :: http://www.FamousArtisan.com

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Mark

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#2 posted 10-04-2018 05:27 PM

It’s White Oak, with lots of character/imperfections. They want a dark espresso stain and even specifically stated not wanting the grain to be highly apparent.

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#3 posted 10-04-2018 08:11 PM

Without knowing the details of the building and access into the room it needs to go in, I may be offering useless advice here but,
If the doorways/hallway allow, you can move a very large top easily if you build a narrow cart to carry it on it’s side. We moved a 15’ top. Just tilted it up against a wall, removed the metal legs, rocked it up on one end enough to get the cart under it then off we went with it. Then after the remodel of the room, back in it went.
So if you need it all one piece, it may be possible to move it in in one piece.
Make the cart so that it has two fixed wheels in the middle and two at each end just a bit smaller than the two in the middle so you can steer it.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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#4 posted 10-04-2018 08:24 PM

Also might mention that people sitting at a 14’ conference table might benefit from the table being made slightly oval over it’s length. Might make it easier to see other people at the table.
The cart I was describing would be similar to carts you would find in the big box stores where you get lumber. They have fixed wheel in the middle and steerable wheels at each end. Only narrow so you can fit thru a doorway on an angle.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." - Mike, western Colorado

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mathguy1981

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#5 posted 10-04-2018 09:13 PM

Jump to 1 minute into this video of Nick Offerman’s shop.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIA2Xl8P7Es

You can see the router jig he built for planing flat large slabs like you’re going to be working with.

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