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PapaP

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04-17-2021 02:35 AM

Good evening all.
I am beginning work on a 72” round Table top tomorrow. I will be using 2×6 kiln dried cypress. I will be using 3/8 dowels in the glue lines. I’m considering using two pieces of channel iron in grooves under the top for added support. Im just worried about this big top trying to cup or warp. Any pros out there with a little advice? Thanks

-- PapaP


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#1 posted 04-17-2021 02:43 AM

If your wood is dry, you should be fine. The metal is fine. Just allow for wood movement when screwing.

The dowels are not necessary although you can use for alignment. Make sure you know where your dowels are going so you don’t cut into them when cutting circle.

Are you going to have a skirt? One can help in keeping it flat if used properly.

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#2 posted 04-17-2021 02:52 AM

Not really sure how to make a round skirt. I was thinking of attaching a 1×6 around the edge underneath. Maybe the 2 inch thickness will look fine without the piece under.

And yes I’ll have to pay attention to the dowels. I can see it now. A nasty dowel on the edge. Talk about I would be aggravated to see that. Thanks.

-- PapaP

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CWWoodworking

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#3 posted 04-17-2021 03:15 AM

Making a round skirt is pretty easy. Just make/use a circle cutting jig and cut whatever your material you want for the skirt.

If you have to do it in multiple layers, just make the first circle your final dimension and the following layers 1/4” bigger. Then use a flush trim bit.

A 3.5”ish plywood skirt could help in keeping it flat.

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#4 posted 04-19-2021 03:22 AM

There was a recent thread here by someone who made a round table. It had a good description of how to make a round apron using cutoffs.

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