I nick named this table after its size and weight. “The Behemoth” seemed adequate. This 96×48″ table was a project my friend Tim started and I finished. Tim made the table base using ¾” plywood and pine for a stable base to install old pallet boards on top. I sourced old oak and maple pallets that were at least ½” thick. I found that thinner boards were too warped after removing them from the pallets. Boards thicker than ½” were planed down, ripped and cut to length. I started by framing out the edges with 5″ wide boards and then fit boards for the top. They were glued and nailed down.
Tim provided the pine legs as well. They can be removed for easy moving. The legs were sanded and stained. Everything was finished with 6 coats of semi-gloss polyurethane for a long lasting protective finish. I think it came out pretty cool. Now my wife wants me to make us a new table! 😉
This is the second large dining table that I’ve made. I’ve only made two only because my shop is not setup to make tables, but that is going to change. My old concrete is far from level. I plan to replace the old floor with a level and sturdy plywood base in the next few weeks. All so I can work on furniture in my own shop.