Well almost. Still needs some work, and a vise, but I'll have to save
my pennies for a while before that happens. It has a little bit of
Oak, 2x4, MDF, melamine, poplar, pine, and... cardboard.
Dovetails, M&T, and ... duct tape
I went without the ledges on the dog holes. If I end up wishing they
were there, well it's not going to be much harder to chisel them out
later over doing it before assembly. The holes are 3.5" on center
from the outer edge to align with a 7" face vise.
The oak section isn't as solid as it needs to be yet. Right now it's
only held on by 4 #14 screws and I think that's the problem. Do you
think lag screws will be enough, or am I going to need through bolts?
I'd obviously prefer not to. I couldn't have any connection between
the oak and the rest of the top because I wanted to be able to shim it
up when it gets resurfaced, so all the fastening is down into the
I'm considering adding another post or diagonal brace at the right
corner towards the front to give me something more solid to pound on
at that end. I've got one leftover 2x4 to play with.