Originally Posted by Aulli17
For the frame any wood preference? I have a huge home improvement store by me with good wood selection. Maple? Clear pine, oak etc
Titebond 3 for a glue? Short finish nails on the edges?
That would be totally up to you. If you went fancy with the top being inset into the frame (notch the outer frame with a router), you would probably want a nice finish on the wood frame rails. OTOH, if you are covering with Formica (or similar), don't bother with expensive wood (clear pine is plenty good). Really depends on how you are finishing the table.
1/4" ply needs to be supported every 12" - 14" to remain flat, which would drive your frame design. 1/2" ply is good to 16" -18", and 3/4" ply can go 2ft. (These frame spaces are based on NOT standing on the table, but can take leaning). But you are starting to approach MDF/particle board weights with 3/4" ply. Butcher board top could be an attractive, although heavy option.
I do like Titebond glue, although not in a marine environment. I prefer epoxy on boats. Clamps are better than screws or nails for getting a good glue bond, but I do use screws (brass or SS) with glue in many permanent situations.
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