I lined up several planks across the top of the table. They needed to fit from side to side without any hanging over the edges. My boards were a little shy of the width, so I separated them slightly. The gaps between the boards are hardly noticeable.
I cut each board to a length even with the table. With the help of wood glue and the power brad nail gun I had the top attached in no time.
I measured boards with the same thickness AND same width for the sides. I cut the first two boards equal to the measurements on opposite edges of the table and attached them in the same way as the top.
The remaining boards were measured and cut with the additional thickness measurement of the side boards. They were placed on the sides with the side ends overlapping the cut ends of the first two boards.
I’m finishing up the rest of the tables, but I already know square or rectangle tables are going to be on my garage sale list this summer. Think about it. You don’t have to worry about what the table looks like as long as it has good structural bones.
Wouldn’t a table with decorative legs look cute?
Places I’m partying this week: