I bought a large egg a couple of weeks ago and I have been trying to build a table for it. Here in northwest I didn't have that many choices for hard wood but I finally decided to go with Red Oak even though it was twice as expensive. For legs I couldn't find any 2x4 Red Oak so I had to go with Cedar. I am using NakedWhiz table plans.
The problem is what they sell as 1x4 is really .75" x 3.5". Adjusting the measurements to account for difference was no problem. But I am concerned if .75"x3.5" (red oak) is really strong enough. In particular it seems to me there would be a lot of pressure on the lower frame, front and back beams, right were the cross beam (left side of the box holding the egg) connects to the front and back beams. Should I be concerned? Should I screw two .75x3.5 together and use them as one? Just in case you have not seen the NakedWhiz table plans, the frames are 55x24.
Thanks in advance.
Sleepless in Kirkland, WA