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Timber, lumber. The hard fibrous lignified substance under the bark of trees size
Two different stock sizes are used in this project, they are 4×4 (100mm x 100mm) for the legs, and 1×4 (25mm x 100mm) for everything except the legs.
Wood type and look
I wanted a rustic look – more or less.
Rough sawn; Not gauged, planed or dressed. (rough) pine seemed the affordable option albeit a bit too rough for my liking. Surfaced; planed; smooth; even surface; gauged. or dimensioned pine would have been a bit too smooth.
I decided to run with sawn pine and give it a slight A flat surface extending infinitely in all directions (e.g. horizontal or vertical plane). Any flat, two-dimensional surface. and sand myself, making the finished product somewhere between rough and smooth.
I fixed all the pieces with screws and glue.
I used wood screws 1-3/4″ (45mm) long where boards on their flat, were fixed to other boards on their flat, e.g. a tabletop A piece of sawn, or dressed lumber of greater width than thickness. Usually 19mm (3/4") to 38mm (1 1/2") thick and 75mm (3") or more wide. fixed to an under-rail.
I used 2-1/2″ wood screws where boards were fixed to thicker members, e.g. a side-rail to a leg. I pre-drilled all the holes in the The widest side of a piece of wood. pieces first.
12 ft (3600mm) of 4×4 (100mm x 100mm) stock. Allowing for a little bit of waste. Cut the four legs out of this.
56 ft (17m) of 1×4 (25mm x 100mm) stock. Allowing for a bit of waste. Cut everything except the legs out of this.
When purchasing Any of the framing wood. try to get the longest lengths as possible and when cutting, always cut the longest pieces first to minimize waste.
4×4 (100mm x 100mm):
[a] leg: 4 @ 34″ (865mm)
1×4 (25mm x 100mm):
[b] side-rail: 6 @ 25″ (635mm),
[b2] side-rail: 2 @ 27″ (685mm),
[c] under-rail: 3 @ 25″(635mm),
[c2] under-rail: 1 @ 15″ (385mm),
[d] tabletop: 7 @ 29″ (735mm),
[e] shelf top: 4 @ 28″ (710mm)