(For better or worse) I agreed to put together a massive 36”x92” country style tabletop for my sister out of 8/4 lumber. She wanted maple but the $11+bd.ft. price was too rich for her so she decided on poplar (that will be stained). Each of the boards are 8/4 x 9-12″ wide x 8′ long. I got the boards home from the lumber yard and offloaded. Each of these pieces are heavy, unwieldly, and just generally massive. (I don’t want to think about the total weight of the top once it’s together.) The top will go on some equally massive set of country style legs she got off of etsy.
I’d like hints / advice / suggestions on how to get the boards milled to put together. I can set up some supports for the planer. What about getting an edge on them good enough for gluing? Obviously running them thru my 6” jointer on wheels is going to be impractical. My handplane skills are pathetic, I don’t know that this is the time to hone them. Maybe taking the edge off on the table saw will be good enough (again with extra infeed & outfeed supports).
My wifey will try to help, but ….
I have a buddy who can probably come over and help man handle the stuff.
As always —- THANKS!