Need help w/ farm table reveal for the top and sides


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Old 08-03-21, 11:40 AM
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Question Need help w/ farm table reveal for the top and sides

I am building a pine farm table that will have a finished top of 6'6" X 37". The top square part of the legs is 5x5x7.5. I am going to mill the wood, buying rough stock ripping and plaining.
So my question is what size should I make everything? Thickness of top and rails and then how much reveal on the ends and sides should I allow and should they both be the same amount or do the long ends generally stick out further?
Thanks much for your time!

 
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Are you planning to mortise and tenon? I think these are dowelled with corner blocks and hanger bolts.



The leg portion is 5.5 inches high. The skirts on sides and ends are the same and are 4.5 inches at the legs. The overhang is 1.25 inches from leg and 3.25 inches from skirt.

Legs are fastened with corner blocks and hanger bolts. (Screws into wood leg then bolts inside corner block.)
 
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Thanks for the dimensions!
How thick is your top and is it the same thickness as the rails?
I'm not sure exactly how I'm going to join them, probably use cleats but I do have a set of mortising router bits I bought awhile ago that I have never used and this may be an opportunity to use them.
 

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The rails are .75 inch thick. The top is .75 inch with a veneer finish and 1.5 inch edging. The top is fastened with slide rails (like drawer sides) that allow it to be extended and additional leaves (2) installed. There is cross bracing between the side rails that also provide a storage area for the leaves.The end of one of the rails can be seen in the second photo. When both leaves are installed the overhang at both ends is about 12 inches.
 
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Pine is really soft wood and it is going to get dents and dings with use. Personally, I'd use a different wood but it's your call.
 
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But you must understand, this is on order of the ahem, head of the household!
She wants the beat up look and plans on distressing it some too
 
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If she wants beat up and distressed, buy something at a garage sale.

I have no idea how you married guys put up with this stuff....
 
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