My problem was a lack of understanding about how a screw joint actually works. It's not the threads biting into both pieces that secured everything in place. Rather, the strength of a screw joint comes from the threads pulling the screw through the bottom piece and securing the top from the pressure against the screw's head. The threads are irrelevant in the top piece; only the head matters.
DIY 7' Farmhouse Table Part II • Construction. Please note, on the table shown a few posts back we did not make the legs, we bought vintage sawhorses and used those. The 4x4's from the materials list serve as very simple legs-but of course there are tons of other fun ideas out there! . Instructions- Cut the 5 middle pieces and lay side to side. Measure total width. Should be 46 3/8 but might vary based on straightness of wood. Cut your 2x12 end pieces to width of the 5 boards. Cut two 2...