Planked tops are built with the original tongue and groove construction, not machined.
Groove width and height differences between planks can vary due to the normal movement of wood
caused by temperature and humidity changes. These variations can be more noticeable in longer
tables and pine tables. These variations can cause a plate or glass to rock on the table top.
Plank widths can vary depending on material and top thickness but average 6-8”.
Planks can be equal width or random width.
Planked tops are available with or without a bread board ends.
Planked edges and corners will be rounded.
|Seamless Hand Scraped Top
|Standard Planked Top
Wood planks in a seamless top will be glued together with no groove between the boards. The different
wood planks in a seamless top will be visible but the differences between planks will vary with the wood
type and grains of the planks used in each specific top.
Seamless plank widths can vary depending on material and top thickness but average 4-6”.
Seamless planks can be equal width or random width.
Seamless tops are available with or without a bread board end.
Edges on seamless tops without bread board ends can be finished with either a rounded or thumbnail
edge. Seamless tops with bread board ends can only be finished with rounded edges.
The surface of a seamless top can be:
Smooth – the seamless surface will be hand and machine sanded smooth.
This top is not glassy flat but is our smoothest surface.
Hand Scraped – the hand scraped seamless surface can be uneven and will included random light
undulations generated by hand scraping. This surface appearance approximates an original old table.
The average plank width used for our Country Farm tables is 6 – 8” wide for planked construction and 4
– 6” wide for seamless tops. On request, tables can be supplied with wider plank widths. The width of
wider planks will depend on plank length, plank thickness, type of wood and specific wood availability.