Let’s face it, woodworking is full of trial and errors. We can’t improve without failing, we can’t level up without a life lesson and we certainly can’t build a seamless table top until you’ve built it hundreds of times! I’m not going to tell you that I’ve mastered it but I have learned important lessons with every warped, twisted, split, and cracked tabletop.
Most of the Oooh’s and Awe’s we receive as feedback is usually due to the table design/base but here I am standing tall because of the top! An outsider looking in would think, that’s easy.. all a table top is are flat boards joined together, right?
Here is everything I used for this demonstration:
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It doesn’t matter what shape top you are making, all the same rules apply. Before you get started, take a few minutes and watch my technique in the video below.
Here are a few things to take into account when building a tabletop:
Now that you’ve come this far, watch the benefits of using Z-Clips while attaching your tabletop to the base!