1. Wood ZCI Building Steps
2. Finish for Wood ZCI
The nice thing about making a zero clearance insert out of wood is that you can use a thickness planer to mill the wood down to the exact thickness required. For my table saw, the distance between the table saw tabletop and the four tabs (which the bottom side of the ZCI rests on) is 18/32”. No such animal (regarding wood thickness) is available at your local big-box store that I am aware of. Therefore, I need to mill the wood to be used for making the ZCI down to 18/32” thickness.
A shot of the table saw tabletop and three of the four tabs referenced above are shown below (Photo 1).