I put together a 3D model of the new classroom table. The dimensions are the same as the current table. The program I use for design is fairly low-tech, so it shows a lot of extra lines. The final result will be smooth and won’t have the hard lines, particularly at the beginning/end of the rounded edges.
The lines across the top of the table show the individual planks I’ll attach to make it, but there won’t be any gaps or cracks or anything. It will function as a solid tabletop.
I will be rounding over the edges of the table and the outer corners of the legs as well as the corners of the tabletop to limit sharp edges.
As for finish, I can either leave it natural wood or stain it and then apply a few coats of polyurethane. If you’d like to paint it, I can leave it unfinished and let you take care of that. I rarely paint pieces, so I don’t have much of anything around for it, nor am I any better at it than anyone else would be.
Let me know what you think. If this design looks like it will work for your room, I will plan to pick up materials in the next couple of weeks when I grab the same for a set of benches I will be working on soon. If you see something you don’t like (and you are allowed to not like it) or have any special requests, let me know.
The third image is an interactive 3D model. Click on it to activate it, and then you’ll be able to rotate and zoom. This doesn’t always work on phones but is typically functional on tablets/computers.