I bought materials for the most exciting project on my fall to-do list, our new coffee table. However, before I start construction, I need your input.
I’m going (roughly) with this plan from Ana White.
I love the idea of the drawers. So much in fact that I’m going to be doing four drawers, two on each side.
This addition may end up changing the dimensions of the table a wee bit, so I’m going to take it slow and buy more material as I need them.
The one area where I’ve bought absolutely no material is the top.
In Ana’s plan, the top is made out of 2x6s. A 2-by top seems very heavy to me. Unnecessarily heavy. Plus I’m not sure it’s proportionate with the rest of the table, which is 1-by. Our current coffee table (which is nothing special, but has served us very well for 10 years) has a top that’s half an inch thick.
In fact, our current coffee table isn’t all that different from the Benchwright table, minus the drawers.
So what do you think readers, a 2-by or a 1-by top? What would you do?