What’s the best species of pine to build a small indoor coffee table? I want a table that will withstand a little abuse.Is 3/4 inch thick wood adequate to build the legs and cross pieces with or should I opt for 1 inch thick lumber? What width does pine usually come in? The largest board I’ve seen was 1X8 which is really 3/4 X 7 1/4 inches wide. More than likely I will have to laminate a few boards together for the top of the table. Is it absolutely necessary to joint these boards before glueing them up? The table I’m thinking of building measures 20 inches height and I approx. 30 inches long. I’m modelling after an old IKEA table I have.