What if you wanted your dinning table to match your kitchen countertop. This table was built with that requirement. We wanted a solid base that can hold the weight of the granite. The table called for a granite insert.
After considering a few designs we went with this design. The frame of the table has an 1/2 inch over hang. This provides a clean view for transition from top to bottom frame.
The table size is : 44 Inches x 84 inches (about 7 feet long). We decided to use 4×4 wood for posts and 2×4 for frame parts. You could use red oak, maple, fir or any other hardwood.
Stain was a mix of dye stains. We used black cherry over empire red dye stain from General finishes, purchased at wood craft.
The granite was 1 1/4 inches thick, the top frame was milled to match the granite thickness.
More details to follow for the actual build details.